I know this question has been asked multiple times here, but they are all very outdated (5+ years old), and none of the answers work with the latest versions.

I am specifically asking for solutions to the latest stable release version of Tor Browser as I am concerned about Firefox bundling adware inside its browser, and I am unwilling to accept that.

Currently, Tor can be successfully disabled on Tor Browser 10.5.10 (after disabling automatic update) with these steps:

  1. Setup the following environment variables - TOR_SKIP_LAUNCH=1 and TOR_TRANSPROXY=1.
  2. Create a new file autoconfig.js with the following content:

pref("general.config.filename", "firefox.cfg");
pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0);

  1. Create a new file firefox.cfg with the following content:

// Disable Tor Permanently
lockPref("extensions.torlauncher.start_tor", false);
lockPref("network.dns.disabled", false);
lockPref("network.proxy.socks_remote_dns", false);
lockPref("network.proxy.type", 0);

  1. On macOS, copy autoconfig.js to Tor Browser.app/Content/Resources/defaults/pref
  2. On macOS, copy firefox.cfg to Tor Browser.app/Content/Resources/

This works great with Tor Browser v10.5.10, but not with the latest Tor Browser v11.0.1.

What needs to be done to disable Tor in Tor Browser v11.0.1 (and above) completely?

  • Have you found the answer yet?
    – jl303
    May 14 at 8:47

2 Answers 2


I haven't checked, but you can try this https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/26/can-you-use-the-tor-browser-without-tor-connection/#comment-4509260

  • Steps in it don't work for the newer versions.
    – sfxedit
    Jan 29 at 6:36
  • The information on that website is for v9. It doesn't work for v11.
    – jl303
    May 14 at 8:56

This works in v11.0.11. Set the following in about:config

  • network.dns.disabled = false
  • extensions.torlauncher.start_tor = false
  • network.proxy.socks = space " "

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