I'm seeking guidance on how to disable or limit the Tor functionality within the Brave browser on my macOS system. While I appreciate the privacy aspects that Tor integration provides, I have specific requirements that necessitate disabling this feature.

I maintain a list of forbidden websites blocked by my host files, using https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts as a reference. This method works for regular Brave or other browsers, such as Chrome. Unfortunately, it does not work for Brave when using Tor in private windows.

My objective is to enforce these restrictions on the Tor browser. If that's not possible, I would like to entirely disable or remove the Tor functionality from Brave. Alternatively, hiding or disabling the option in the browser interface, or at least the keyboard shortcut, would be sufficient.

I have attempted the following. There is this path on my macOS:

/Users/pedro/Library/Application Support/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser/tor/data

I tried fiddling with the torrc file and added:

MapAddress *.twitter.com

However, this does not work. I can still access twitter on Tor Browser.

What do you suggest?

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As a Tor Browser, so the Brave with Tor - are combo-packs for an unskilled users. If you need a deep tweak - use an insulation and regular browser fully-routed through Tor - and on that level you can apply your blacklists

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