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I used to use the Tor browser many years ago, but I uninstalled and hadn't used it until today. When I checked the browser again, I was surprised to find no Torbutton or TorLauncher addons in about:addons. What happened? Why were they removed? Here is what the about:addons page used to look like:

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  • These projects still exist, but they're built directly into Tor Browser now and are no longer extensions.
    – Steve
    Apr 17 at 20:19
  • @Steve, thank you for explaining this, but why did the Tor project do this? What was the reason for this change?
    – user32230
    Apr 18 at 0:55
  • I'm not sure, my guess is that there's no reason for them to keep it separate, and that it makes maintenance/development easier to build them together.
    – Steve
    Apr 18 at 21:41

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