Using the most recent Tor Browser Bundle (5.0a3) I experience crashes. I am running Linux, however since there is now a .desktop used it doesn't show me anything in the terminal. Even when I run the command without --detach I do not end up knowing what is going on, because there isn't any output.

Is there some way to report crashes? Wouldn't it make sense to have a crash reporter, similar to plain Firefox?

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Don't use the .desktop file.

From wherever you've unpacked the Tor directory to, run ./tor-browser_en-US/Browser/start-tor-browser with the -v (verbose) option. This will give you the terminal output you were used to seeing.


The Tor Project maintains a bug tracker. Before you can open a new ticket. You need to register or log in. If you don't want to register, you can use the multi-user account with the account name cypherpunks and the password writecode. After you've logged in, choose New Ticket and try to describe as detailed as you can where you think the bug is. Have a look from time to time if someone commented on your report. Sometimes more information from you are needed.

The developers will have a look at your ticket an probably resolve it.

  • I meant it more like how can I provide valuable debug information? Is there any way to run Tor Browser in a mode that shows me what's actually going on?
    – meee
    Jul 19, 2015 at 8:27

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