Questions tagged [add-on]

This tag is to be used for questions about add-ons, specifically about using them with the Tor browser and about why it is unsafe.

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How to add custom rules to HTTPS Everywhere on TorBrowser implementation

The gui has no option for adding custom rules. What I need is site.com -> one.site.com I found instructions for adding your own custom rules to the rules files, but the directory does not exist on ...
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Why are the Tor button and Tor launcher addons no longer visible in the about:addons page?

I used to use the Tor browser many years ago, but I uninstalled and hadn't used it until today. When I checked the browser again, I was surprised to find no Torbutton or TorLauncher addons in about:...
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Does installing themes onto the Tor browser affect your privacy?

I know that it isn't recommended to install addons onto the Tor browser because they can track you or expose your identity. I've made an entire post about how this happens here: Q & A: How do ...
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Add-Ons On Tor Browser

Is it possible to have Add-On on Tor browser to directly download videos from the net? I have tried downloading a Firefox Add-On like VideoDownloader.net but it doesn't seem to work on Tor Browser? ...
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Would adding uBlock Origin to Tor Browser compromise its privacy?

There is a long discussion (covering two years) as to the pros and cons of including uBlock Origin as a pre-bundled part of the TBB (https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17569), but no ...
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Can Tor browser redirect extension trafic?

While extensions can deanonymize you in many ways, one of the worst ways they can expose you is if they connect to the internet but not over the Tor network and reveal your IP address. So would it ...
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Is OurStickys addon safe to use with TOR?

I am aware that in general installing addons in TOR is not recommended but OurStickys addon seems like a basic (and very useful) addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ourstickys/ The ...
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Latest TOR Browser Bundle update fails to open privacy/security settings tab, strange behavior

I've installed the latest TOR Browser Bundle 9.5.4 ESR for Debian Linux and it doesn't allow access to the privacy/security settings tab any more. If you open Menu > Preferences, the following tabs/...
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Q & A: How do Firefox addons remove your privacy and anonymity while using the Tor browser?

I know not to install Firefox addons or plugins as it can compromise your privacy as stated by the Tor project. But what are the specific ways these addons can remove your anonymity and how can users ...
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Download Manager with Tor

I would like to know if it's possible to integrate a download manager with Tor ? I use Free Download Manager and i want to know if i can change something in the parameters of Tor to do it possible ? ...
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Can I install Firefox addons on Tor Browser?

I want to begin to use Tor Browser (on Windows) but before I need to know some issues. I have read Tor's six pillars and one of that is "Don't enable or install browser plugins". So my doubt is: does ...
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How do i block websites in the tor browser, productivity filter

I need to block a bunch of different websites, otherwise my productivity goes to crap. There have been a couple of questions asked here, but no one has given a good answer that I can see. How to block ...
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Does Tails verification compromise anonymity?

I have installed Tails verification on my Tor browser. Is it possible that anonymity will be compromised in this case?
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Firefox Multi-Account Containers on Tor

Is there a way to install Firefox Multi-Account Containers addon and/or other container-based extensions on Tor Browser? Or, case it's not possible, is there any good reason for that, like a security ...
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How to open V3 onion links using Onion Browser Button for Chrome?

I am using Onion Browser Button addons for Chrome on Windows 10. And I can't to access V3 .onion links. I had been asked lot of times to developer to build a new version, but no answer. Anyone knows ...
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IDM Integration

I was trying to download some videos which are restricted in my country. Sometimes there are some websites which are also restricted. I tried to integrate IDM into th ToR Browser. I failed. Is there ...
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LastPass extension - cannot login

Mac OS X High Sierra - TorBrowser 7.5.6 (based on Mozilla Firefox 52.9.0) I cannot use LastPass because the login window will not popup from the top window menu (the black square with three dots). I ...
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Is it safe to install GreaseMonkey on TBB?

I would like to install GreaseMonkey on KBB. I understand that any script might add fingerprinting issue. What if I only install GreaseMonkey? As a side note: I only want to run my own script to read ...
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How can I save addon settings in Tor Browser?

I installed a Firefox addon to my Tor Browser and I need to adjust some settings in this addon for it to work properly. Yet, Tor Browser does not save my changes whenever I edit the settings through ...
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NoScript has disabled Ublock's scripts

For some time now NoScript has disabled all Ublock's scripts. I have not this problem on Firefox. The scripts only work when I put Tor on low level of security. Can I put it on high level and do this: ...
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Is it safe to use Adblock Plus with Tor Browser Bundle?

Does Adblock Plus behave, or does it phone home or collect information about you? I'm using Tor Browser Bundle, but I don't like ads very much, so I want to use an adblocker, so long as it's safe to ...
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What is the Tor browser's Adblock Plus default configuration on Tails OS?

Just like to know just in case some would like to have adblock functionalities on their Tor browsers. Disclaimer: Yes I know that adding this add-on will make a Tor browser appears more unique as it ...
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Is Ghostery necessary with Tor?

Would using Ghostery be necessary in the Tor web browser? I know that my IP would be unknown but my patterns are well documented. My Tor browser settings are set to high.
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How to actually install/fix addons on tor?

I am (mostly) aware of the privacy-compromising implications of installing addons to tbb, to mitigate that I have compartmentalized my habits a bit (diff VMs with diff tbb setups going through a tor-...
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Is it possible to get some fingerprinting protection features of TBB in regular Firefox for non-Tor browsing?

I'd like to prevent Firefox from reading canvas, for example. As far as I understand, this is functionality of Tor Button extension which is part of Tor Browser Bundle, but it implies using Tor. What ...
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Why doesn't the Tor bundle feature a track/spy blocker?

Am I missing something or why is no spy/track blocker included in the browser bundle? I undestand that add-ons may weaken the anonymity/privacy but aren't the example add-ons below not trusted? e.g. ...
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Addon/plugin “Unplug”, is it safe? [duplicate]

I tried the add-on named "Unplug", it works fine. But is it safe to use the "Unplug" add-on within Tor to catch streaming ? Thanks.
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How do I enable plugins so I can use Tor to see sites that require plugins, and how do i prevent IP leak? [closed]

If a firewall is a good idea, where/how do i need to set up a firewall? (Sorry i'm not tech-savvy) Also i noticed firefox has an addon for preventing webrtc ip leaks. Can that be used with tor?
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Is anyone maintaining a list of “Tor-vetted” browser add-ons?

I want to use my Tor Browser with some of my addons (e.g. avoiding Ads). I just read How can I check if a Firefox plugin is a deanonymization threat? and understood it is difficult for me as a user ...
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Install Adblock Edge for Tor Browser

I read in the FAQ that the Tor project officially doesn't recommend further Firefox add-ons. But it so happens that I won't use the Tor browser unless I get Adblock Edge to work like in my regular ...
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Are there Tor modifications that do NOT expose uniqueness?

Add-ons like Flash and VLC and others are more obvious, and the general notion stands that “any add-on is a risk to make your online fingerprint unique”, but I'd still like to think a simple ...
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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit and Tor [duplicate]

I installed Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (free) on my PC. Malwarebytes claims that the product “wraps four layers of security around popular browsers, preventing exploits from compromising vulnerable ...
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My add-ons are not updating when tor browser is restarted

My add-ons are not updating, no matter how many times I restart tor browser. In my add-ons tab I have these messages: HTTPS-Everywhere will be updated after you restart Tor Browser. NoScript will ...
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Will disabling caching in Tor Browser increase anonymity, or decrease it?

I have stumbled upon the idea of disabling cache - completely. On one hand, I am thinking that due to having to load all elements afresh when visiting a page, I appear more like a fresh 'New Identity'...
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Are FF add-ons visible through Tor?

I ask because that would be a bad info leak and could be used to identify someone uniquely instead of just a Tor user in a sea of Tor users. On that note, can I spoof them or hide them if the answer ...
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Facebook's onion site and Adblock Plus

If you don't know already, you can use Adblock Plus scripts to modify how https://facebook.com/ works. And you can even do things to improve your privacy, such as disabling the "message seen" feature ...
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Video DownloadHelper extension ignores “no history” settings

I'm posting this here because the support site for this extension won't work for me from within TorBrowser - and as a warning for anyone else who might be as stupid as me to try using extensions ...
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Sidebar for custom addon broken in TBB

I can't find any information on Tor Browser Bundle's handling of addons, so any help would be appreciated. I wrote a basic addon for Firefox -- it was one of my first, so obviously it's pretty simple ...
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Are there any 'safe' addons to manage browser functionallity?

I'm new to Tor, and would like to ask if three 'cosmetic' Firefox addons - Tab Mix Plus, All-in-one Sidebar, and Scrapbook - pose an anonymity threat?
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Does Adding or Removing Search Engines in TB's Search Bar Affect Annonymity?

Suppose I add or remove a search engine from Tor Browser's search bar; will my anonymity be compromised? I've tried to research this by running Panopticlick before and after installing a search ...
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NoScript has autoupdate on in TBB 3.6.6 [closed]

NoScript has autoupdate on in TBB 3.6.6. So my NoScript has updated at least two times. Is the autoupdate on a bug? If yes, what should I do? Reinstall TBB 3.6.6 and switch off the autoupdate? ...