For example if I run curl from the command line does this go through tor? what about spottify, or other browsers?

If so, is this a risk, can I access the internet from other apps while i'm using the tor browser bundle?

Sorry about the basic question.

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Quoting from the Tor Project download page:

Tor does not protect all of your computer's Internet traffic when you run it. Tor only protects your applications that are properly configured to send their Internet traffic through Tor. To avoid problems with Tor configuration, we strongly recommend you use the Tor Browser. It is pre-configured to protect your privacy and anonymity on the web as long as you're browsing with the Tor Browser itself. Almost any other web browser configuration is likely to be unsafe to use with Tor.

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