I recently decided to pay for CryptoStorm anonymous VPN as an extra layer to my privacy protection - so that all requests including UDP requests are automatically masked. As I understand it, all traffic through the VPN is routed through the Tor network as well.
So I don't think it's necessary for me to be additionally running Tor locally (correct me if I'm misunderstanding something here).
Is there any way to run the Tor browser without proxying through Tor? I tried setting "No proxy" in the network settings, but it just says "Unable to find the proxy server" - suggesting the browser is hard-wired to run through the Tor proxy.
Or if it isn't possible to connect directly with TBB, is there another browser (probably another fork of Firefox) which would cover all the same client-side security concerns?