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When starting up the Tor browser, I got a message saying:

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That wasn't an issue, I've gotten this message before and I just have to close Tor browser and open it up again and it would fix. However, when I went to https://check.torproject.org to confirm that Tor wasn't working, I got this:

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which really confused me. So either the browser was giving the false message or the website was giving the false message though I strongly suspected it was the browser. I also checked if I could access a hidden service and I could:

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From this I understood that the Tor browser was giving an incorrect message and that Tor was working. I was even able to see my circuit when reaching Facebook's onion service:

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So I was certain that Tor was working by now. With this information, I have a few questions:

  • Do I report this bug to the Tor project's Gitlab or has this already been reported and is being fixed?
  • If possible to answer, why is this even happening?
  • Can I change the Tor browser manually to fix this?
  • Any other information on this would be helpful so I could understand the problem better.

When this bug occured, I was using Windows 10 OS instead of Linux (I usually use Linux, but I didn't use it at the moment). If you guys need anymore information about my device, just comment below and I will edit this post to add the information. Thank you.

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Do I report this bug to the Tor project's Gitlab or has this already been reported and is being fixed?

It has been reported before: https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/applications/torbutton/-/issues/23918, but you may want to comment on it since it seems dead (I can also do it if you want me to)

If possible to answer, why is this even happening?

I don't know. Something in how Tor Browser checks for connectivity went wrong.

Can I change the Tor browser manually to fix this?

I don't know what you would need to change, rather I suggest you report it so that it can be fixed for everyone and fixed by people that understand Tor Browser.

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