Questions tagged [firefox]

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. It uses the Gecko layout engine originally developed by Netscape.

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How can I switch from one Tor Browser Bundle version to another? [closed]

I'm trying to use the Tor Browser Bundle (TBB) for everyday surfing. For convenience reasons I use bookmarks and sometimes install some addons. When a new version of the TBB comes out, I lose all of ...
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Aside from disabling Javascript in Firefox, how can I make Tor Browser Bundle more secure?

In a recent Tor security advisory, Roger Dingledine writes: Consider disabling JavaScript (click the blue "S" beside the green onion, and select "Forbid Scripts Globally"). Disabling ...
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Chromium browser bundle

What is the current state of porting the TBB from Firefox to Chromium? Several years back the Tor Project blog mentioned work by the Chromium developers to implement the needed APIs; since then, ...
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HTML5 Canvas Image Extraction

I accidentally allowed YouTube to access the data on a canvas. How do I disable a website from access a canvas?
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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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HTML 5 canvas Imagedata Extraction, what does it actually mean?

I got the following when reaching github.com This website (github.com) attempted to extract HTML5 canvas image data, which may be used to uniquely identify your computer. Should Tor browser allow ...
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How can I check if a Firefox plugin is a deanonymization threat?

There are many useful Firefox plugins and extensions that are compatible with the Tor Browser Bundle - how do I know which ones are safe to install without compromising my Tor anonymization?
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Keyboard is not responsive inside of Tor's firefox

When running Tor via the Tor Browser Bundle, Vidalia works fine, Tor runs and connected, Firefox runs and connects to https://check.torproject.org which tells me that I have Tor enabled with an IP ...
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Is it possible to install the VLC plugin in the Tor browser?

I know that you're not "supposed" to use plugins in Tor - Flash and Java are two of the stupidest things you could use while trying not to be discovered. But let's say you'd like to view a video file ...
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Download files without external application?

When using TBB, right-clicking on a link to download it (i.e., "Save Link As...") generally results in the following message: An external application is needed to handle: < URL of file to ...
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Using TorButton add-on in Firefox (without Tor Browser Bundle)

For very specific reasons, I need to use the Tor in a regular Firefox browser. (I'm trying to use Selenium WebDriver and Tor together, but the Tor Browser doesn't allow the WebDriver add-on, so ...
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Firefox sync seems not to work

I installed Tor on my Windows 7 PC in parrallel to Firefox. Both products can be run at the same time without any problem. My intention is to uninstall Firefox once I am Sure that Tor can be used ...
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Connect directly with Tor Browser (as in, bypass Tor)?

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 ...
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Tor Browser with Flash AND firewall software

Tor Browser developers have often stated that using Flash Player with Tor Browser isn't considered safe because Flash can connect to the Internet on its own bypassing the Tor Browser. My question is ...
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Connect to Tor-Firefox via Ruby/Watir

I am having issues connecting to Tor via Ruby - Watir webdriver. I use the Tor Browser Bundle. The problem is that when I try to connect via Watir (Selenium) I cannot seem to open Tor instead of ...
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Tor Browser Bundle Showing Error “Firefox is Already Running” on Mac

I've installed the Tor Browser Bundle on my Mac, by downloading the package file and extracting it on my desktop. But when I try to run TBB, I get the error "Firefox is already running". I have ...
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Run Firefox In Tor Browser Bundle using Tor Relay Bundle

Thanks to my friends detail explanations, now I'm more interested to run a Tor client and Tor relay all the time using the Vidalia Relay Bundle just to help other people out there. But my problem is, ...
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Twitter “Like” and “Retweet” buttons don't work on Tor Browser anymore

This is probably a simple issue but I cannot seem to figure it out. I can no longer like or retweet tweets using the Tor Browser. This started several days ago. The Android app works fine. Any ideas?
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Why does Firefox show as my browser and not Tor?

Why does Firefox show as my browser when I access a site, such as AOL? I thought Tor was my browser. What does Firefox have to do with this site?
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Opening Tor on my Mac OX says Firefox is already running

Just downloaded the new Tor browser bundle on my MACBOOK Pro and I get a message that reads "a copy of firefox is already running. Only one copy allowed at a time." Any suggestions for newbie, like ...
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Tor upgrade says a copy of firefox is already running macbook NOT WINDOWS

After upgrading, and throwing away all old Tor or Firefox/Mozilla files I can possibly find (including using the terminal command to show hidden files) every time I attempt to run the Tor Browser ...
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Tor browser vs Firefox browser?

The current Tor browser bundle (3.6.3) appears to be based on Firefox at version 24.7.0. Is this an independant Tor browser version, unrelated to the latest Firefox version (31.0), or the version of ...
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Tor won't open on mac, saying Firefox is running - but it isn't

When I try to open the Tor bundle on a Mac, a box pops up and says "A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time." But I don't have Firefox open.
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Technical differences between Tor webbrowser and Firefox

I've started to use Tor as my main browser recently. I've noticed things enabled by default like NoScript. However, one thing that strikes me is the memory comsumption, which is close to null. By ...
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“Video or MIME format not supported” problem

In Firefox, a video file on a website that I want to watch opens up ... I can see about 2 seconds of the video and then I get the message "this is not available in your location" In Tor, I get the "...
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Tor Browser for Windows Says that Firefox is Already Running

The question Tor Browser Says Firefox is Already Running is very related to this issue but I couldn't add a comment as I am new to this site. I have noticed ever since 3.6.4 that although the Tor ...
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Noscript and latest TBB (v3.6.4) — recommended modifications to default settings?

I recall that previous versions of TBB came with Noscript, but with javascript enabled by default. Since then, it would appear that the settings for Noscript (TBB v3.6.4) have been modified and ...
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TBB + FoxyProxy = Safe?

Can I safely use FoxyProxy together with the Tor Browser Bundle? I like to have an additional hop after the Tor exit node. Therefore I am considering the use of the FoxyProxy plugin to the Tor ...
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Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections

I am new to the TOR browser, I have downloaded and installed it on my mac. When I open it up and go to search something, it comes up with "Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing ...
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Extension development: Can't access tab data

I've been trying to develop a Tor Browser extension for my own use, but can't seem to get it to access any tab content. Just as an example, I start with this code in my primary index.js file: var ...
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Firefox doesn't resolve onion addresses

I'm looking for this option in about:config for firefox, to access to onion domains. I've configured anonymous user on my Ubuntu: iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT ! -o lo -p tcp -m owner --uid-owner ...
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Is there any easy way to import bookmarks from firefox?

The import options had one choice, IE. I was using Firefox and would like to import those.
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Updating Adobe Flash Player to Tor Browser

When I update Adobe Flash Player, it only updates the Firefox version and not the Tor Browser. How can I update Tor Browser & Adobe Flash Player?
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Noscript DISABLED on tor 8.0.8

Noscript is completely disabled/turned off in Tor 8.0.8 and there is no way to turn it back on. I have tried reinstalling. If I try to install any version of Noscript on the firefox addon store, Tor ...
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Why is TBB telling me “Your version of Firefox is out of date”?

In this last version of Tor Browser Bundle (TBB), I keep seeing this popup. At first I thought I was out of date, so I checked. This came after an auto update. But I'm not out of date. You can see ...
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How to use multiple profiles with Tor?

Firefox allows for the ability to use multiple profiles by starting the browser from the command line as such: firefox --ProfileManager Or more directly: firefox --CreateProfile However, despite ...
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Can I use other applications connected to the Internet while using Tor?

Let's suppose that I am using Tor and I open another page in Firefox at the same time. Will it compromise my anonymity?
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Tor can't connect to localhost hidden service

So I just downloaded Tor and I'm trying to set up a hidden service. Not going so well. I'm using Savant web server, and can open up 'localhost' on Chrome, but I put: HiddenServiceDir C:\Users\Sellar\...
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Set TBB as the default browser in Windows XP?

I would like to set the Tor browser as my default browser but the setting in options/advanced is not working or will not hold. How do I fix this? I'm running Windows XP / Firefox 27.0.1
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Why orbot isn't updated as with the Tor for windows and why Orfox isn't updated with the latest bundle of Firefox as of the same version in windows?

I want to know why android version isn't updated with the same version which is available for the windows? Android version is always lower than the tor bundle for windows. Not only that, even Orfox ...
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Error message “The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022).” whenever I try to open Tor

I recently downloaded Tor 4.0 on Windows 7 (64 bit) but whenever I try to start Tor browser, I get the following error message: firefox.exe - Application Error The application was unable to ...
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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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How to import Tor Browser profile

To make a Tor Browser from Firefox ESR there are many settings should be changed for the about:config, so can I have a way to change these values in a shorter time or can I directly use Tor Browser in ...
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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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Why not update Tor browser to the latest NSS?

Firefox ESR uses an older version of NSS than the standard Firefox. Consequences include TLS 1.2 disabled by default, user can enable it, but it is buggier than the lastest version and it does not ...
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“HOWEVER, this browser is out of date”

I keep getting the browser is out of date message even tho I click on the onion, download the latest Tor Bundle & install it. Any suggestions? I'm asking because I sometimes have an issue with ...
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Tor hidden service isn't working [duplicate]

I can't use Tor. I'm using an ISP via WiFi in my local town and cannot access some of my favorite .onion addresses. My usual method is that I have profiles in Firefox which allow me to choose to use ...
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After Combining Tor to Firefox

After combining Tor to Firefox (as is an option, when you already have Tor downloaded) 'Tor' is no longer visible within "programs". That being said, how does one 'remove' Tor from being a part of ...
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should I avoid using Firefox sync in Tor/Orfox? [closed]

The title kind of explains the question, but I'm not a security expert and would appreciate an expert's opinion and reasons. Thanks in advance!
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Gmail and Gtalk over Tor suggestions

How should one best access Google communications and social services, like Gmail, Talk/Hangouts, and maybe G+ over Tor? I'll propose the default threat model for interacting with Google as : We've ...