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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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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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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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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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How possible to use “Email Link” button in Tor?

In usual Firefox there is a very convenient (for me) button: Email Link. When I'm clicking it the Thunderbird activates and creates an Email with link on the page in letter body. In the Tor clicking ...
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I can't make firefox work with TOR [duplicate]

I want to use Firefox (50.1.0) with TOR on Windows 10, so installed TOR, but then realised Firefox was not using it. Then I ran Blackbelt to configure Firefox for me, but the icon that put on my ...
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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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Why the link for tails done this?

I dont speak well english so, in "normal style" is my fuckin english style** and in bold is the GoGol translate :) Windows 10 user I have no confidence in this system. So I came here logically. When ...
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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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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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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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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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What happens if I open .onion links on Chrome or Firefox?

I accidentally pasted a onion link on Google Chrome. Usually the links won't open but a VPN extension of mine did the job. My questions are : 1. Do anyone tracks me just because I have opened ....
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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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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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Why does Tor Browser use Firefox?

Why does Tor Browser use Firefox?
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Tor button api for extension

I'm trying to write a firefox extension that can automatically trigger the "New Tor circuit for this site" action. I'm not familiar with writing extensions, so I' don't know where I can find the API ...
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Torify isn't allowing GUIs to be shown

I'm running Ubuntu MATE and whenever I try to torify something, it runs in the background but doesn't show a GUI (Firefox, Thunderbird, etc)
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Why is the NoScript in TBB different than Firefox?

I was excited that The Tor Browser Bundle was essentially Firefox and that it already cam with several useful extensions. I had put off using it because I didn't want to sacrifice things like ...
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Cannot open tor because of proxy server

I am new to Tor and a basic user and when I try to open Tor i get this message: The proxy server is refusing connections Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections. ...
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Configure firefox to not send hidden authentication data to third party sites?(Just Like tor browser does)

I am configuring Firefox(for android) to reduce browser fingerprinting and to make it more anonymous like the tor browser. I use Orbot for connecting to Tor. I tried to use the ublock addon to block ...
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Do I start tor in firefox? [closed]

I do not know if I installed tor correctly. No icon to click on to start it. I have Console open as SU ending line #.
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TOR will access most links, but some that aren't related to a certain topic [duplicate]

I can access most typical sites, such as GoGoDuck, checktorproject, and hiddenwiki, but I attempted(multiple times) to access the BB Compendium, Libera Tor, and other sites having to do with that sort ...
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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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Internet only works with tor enabled

I installed tor, then wanted to configure my firefox browser to work with tor. I had to do this as to use python/firefox anonymously to scrape data. I was successfully able to use tor through ...
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Running Tor with Ruby Watir on Mac

I'm trying to use Ruby Watir to open Tor on Mac. This question Connect to Tor-Firefox via Ruby/Watir addresses this on Windows. Selenium::WebDriver::Firefox::Binary.path='{location of ...
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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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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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TOR/Firefox freeze on fresh Windows 8.1 install

(yeah - I know - 8.1 sucks but I need this install for a work gig) Just wiped a system, reinstalled w/ W8.1 (x64), 8 gigs of RAM, i5, SSD - runs like a champ. Downloaded TOR, saved it to my Downloads ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Using Tor browser and Chrome/Firefox simultaneously

So, let's say that I got interested in keeping myself anonymous a little to late. But I installed Tor and have some questions: If I use two web browsers - Tor Browser and Chrome/Firefox - can my ...
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DuckDuckGo search via the searchbar gets me the HTML version

If I do a search at the top right of the Tor Browser Bundle in the search bar with DuckDuckGo selected as the search provider, I am taken to the DuckDuckGo HTML page. I don't want the HTML page, I ...
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Receiving data to both tor.exe and firefox.exe

My resource monitor in windows shows receiving data to both tor.exe and firefox.exe when using tor. Does this mean that the data the firefox.exe receives is unsecured. There are 3 network activity. ...
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Using Tor, why am I getting an error message that says, “Firefox cannot find the server for…”?

Haven't used Tor in awhile. While searching first topically, I was timing out; then I got an error saying that Firefox was unable to find the (or connect to) the server for ... I finally tried Amazon, ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Is there a security risk posed by The Auto-update feature of Tor Browser?

I run Tor Browser 4.0.8 on Windows. I've noticed since the upgrade from Tor Browser 3.x.x that Tor Browser now has an Auto-update function very similar to Firefox (see pictures). Does using this ...
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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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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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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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External IP Address Changed - Tor has determined your relay's public IP address is

When I restart my PC I get this........ "[Wed 10. Sep 16:04:15 2014] External IP Address Changed - Tor has determined your relay's public IP address is currently 90.244.. If that is not correct, ...
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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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Browser configured but still unable to unblock websites

I have downloaded and installed Tor. Now, I wanted to use Tor to visit some of the blocked websites that our government had mistakenly blocked. So, I changed the proxy settings in my Firefox to point ...
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Tor bundle doesn't open on Mac - help please! [duplicate]

I've downloaded the browser bundle, created a new folder in applications and moved it across from downloads to there. I've even moved it to the desktop and tried opening it. I've rebooted my Mac 3 ...
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Where is my old Browser stuff?

I was using Firefox and had loads of bookmarks set up. I install Tor expecting it to be an alternative browser but it has taken over all my browsing. Can I get my old browser 'as-was' back? Thank you ...
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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?