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This is not a duplicate question about websites blocking TOR by IP. I'm hitting some issue where clicking on the login button or dropdown with Disqus and other commenting sites opens a new browser tab instead of opening a popup window on the same page. Then, though I'm able to login successfully in that new tab, it simply disappears after I login, and back on the original page it still thinks I'm not logged in - reloading the page doesn't fix it.

I first thought it was a cookie problem, but even enabling 3rd party cookies by setting network.cookie.cookieBehavior to 0 doesn't fix it. It seems like the issue is whatever's forcing a new tab to open instead of allowing the inline login popup - though that's not the whole picture, because with normal Firefox, if I login via one page, I'm considered logged in on all other pages as well, even in private browsing mode.

And to answer the expected question about logging in "defeating the purpose" of using TOR, no not if everything - an anonymous email, the messaging account, etc. was creating in the same TOR session with the intent of being thrown away after that use.

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The regulations are enforcing these comment systems to de-anonymize you in order to provide not just censorship, but also a law enforcement actions, so that's why they are made like that. You can use regular blank firefox on the virtual machine using socks5h proxy with login and password - it will elaborate Tor's mechanism to keep it all in one single pipe. That should help you in most of the cases

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