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macOS (formerly OS X) is a series of Unix-based graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc.

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Is there a OSX system app out there enabling me to use Tor as the only internet connection?

I'd like to use Tor for all internet connections on my Mac. Therefore I'm hunting for an App which enables me to configure my Mac's internet connection globally. All I've found till now is, that this ...
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Can't Restart Tor [duplicate]

I can't use Tor Browser. Keep getting a message that Tor needs to be restarted to reach websites. When I click the Restart Tor button, the same message box keeps coming back up. At the bottom of box ...
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Using stand-alone Obfsproxy in OSX [duplicate]

There are many different applications that try to bypass censorship by Obfsproxy, but in OSX, how we can communicate with Obfsproxy as we can easily do in Linux? Terminal says -bash: obfsproxy: ...
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Just updated to Yosemite. YouTube, Flash, plays in Tor Browser?

I don't think I installed anything to to bypass Tor's non-Flash settings, but I seem to be able to play YouTube videos in my Tor Browser. By the way, not sure if this has anything to do it, but I ...
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Tor browser on Yosemite logging error

I get this error on a Mac running OSX 10.10 ("Yosemite"): Firefox: CGBitmapContextCreateImage: invalid context 0x0. This is a serious error. This application, or a library it uses, is using an ...
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On my Imac, the connection has timed out [closed]

I use a Imac used to have a windows PC and Tor worked perfectly on it. However, on my Imac I have changed the proxy setting to 172.0.0.1 and port 9150 but it is still saying the connection has timed ...
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Java webmail with Tor [closed]

I use Tor browser on an OSX machine with a VPN. I need java to work in order to access my webmail and my online banking service. I've tried adding my webmail address to whitelist and I've tried to ...
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Unable to pick a suitable Tor Browser version for OSX 10.5.8

Is there a version of Tor browser for OSX 10.5.8 PPC G5? The only thing available for my OS I see is for 10.6 and above. Thanks.
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What happens when you add a .to or .direct or .city to an onion link? [closed]

So I thought that would happen if I type an .onion address into safari and add a .to to the address without deleting .onion while doing this I was using a VPN but the page did not open so I tried ....
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How to make the terminal continue after starting Tor?

Currently I'm startin Tor as follows: tor & but this holds up the terminal and thus I need to press enter to continue. In a script this may not the desired behaviour, so I was wondering if it's ...
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Cannot download documents since updated to 6.0.1

Since I updated to 6.0.1 I cannot download any document from Tor to my desktop. I use the download button at the upper right corner (five icons: full screen-print-download-other-doublearrow) that ...
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Error installing Tor on my Mac

I'm trying to install Tor on my Mac but it shows the following error: /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr/bin/make all-am CCLD src/or/tor Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: ...
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trouble adding bridges

I'm trying to add bridges to Tor but it has now been two hours and I'm still getting the "loading relay information" message; is this normal? ; I'm currently running 143 Mbps
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What is the safest OS to use Tor while being untraceable

I heard that Microsoft Windows and Mac OS were not safe, and that unix-like based OS like Ubuntu or Debian were better. Is it true? If yes, why the 2 first are not recommendable ? What is the ...
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Older versions of Tor

I'm using Mac OS X, Version 10.6.8, how can I use Tor? I tried downloading the latest version, shown here: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en Obviously that did not work as ...
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Use TorBrowser when tor is already running (osx)

I followed a tutorial and now I have Homebrew tor running in the background at all times for use by an unrelated application. But now I can't use Tor Browser. I typed tor into Terminal and I get ...
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Tor Browser for Mac 7.x crashes at startup

Tor Browser 7.x for Mac always crashes at start. I tried the stable and experimental versions. No luck. Any idea about what could be wrong? Here is the crash report (at least the beginning): ...
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Cannot Open New Tor 7.0.1 in Mac

I restarted Tor to get the automatic update, but now my computer is telling me that it can't run the new version -- that it doesn't support my computer. I have an OS X 10.8.5. Is there a way to use ...
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I have installed TOR and I'cant run it

this is the content of the historial connections. 27/5/17 12:01:52.600 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing ...
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Cloning tails from someone in the Netherlands

For me being not such a smart-tech-minded person, i'm having some difficulties installing tails. I'm using a Mac and somewhere during the installation by Command Line i seem to mess up. I've just ...
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can't play srf.ch video content (official TV channel from Switzerland regime)

example URL http://www.srf.ch/sport/tennis/wta-tour/wildcards-en-masse-fuer-scharapowa-zurecht# When I click on the video, it just opens a new tab with the same page. why this is prevented by TBB ...
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Torcc file settings MacOS for a Relay doesn't work

I use the Tor Browser on my MacOS-Sierra. Am not automatic now a Relay I read. But when I change the torcc file the browser doesn't start anymore. An answer would be great, or also the right ...
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How cna I make a request through the Tor daemon originate from a US IP?

I”m using Tor 0.2.8.9 on Mac Sierra. I’m having trouble reaching a site using my Tor daemon, which I start like so tor --CookieAuthentication 0 --HashedControlPassword "" --ControlPort 9050 --...
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Configuration file in mac: socket port is configured in Library folder or application folder?

I have torrc-default file and torrc custom file on mac at: /Applications/TorBrowser.app/Contents/Resources/TorBrowser/Tor folder (the package of the app). In both files it is specified: SocksPort ...
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Launch multiple sessions or instances on OS X [duplicate]

id like to have the ability to run multiple sessions in the TOR browser, on OS X. I can't seem to install firefox extensions that fix multiple sessions, since they are not compatible it seems. I can'...
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How to assign new identity when using the “advanced” version?

So how do I do this in MacOS Yosemite and Windows 7 ? In the previous windows releases Tor wasn't running in the background so I could just close the app and run it again. But in the new version when ...
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Vidalia for OS X?

Where is Vidalia for OS X? I remember a while ago I had Vidalia, but then updated to TBB, and Vidalia isn't in TBB? I've looked all around Tor's website for a download, but can't find it.
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How secure is it to use Tor on an outdated OSX

Hi :) I'm unable to update my OSX and it needs to be updated. Does the fact that my OSX is outdated make TOR less secure to use?
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Is there an orbot equivalet app for Desktop?

I've been using Orbot for Android for a while and having a great experience with it. I always thought it would be slow and so on. Now, for Desktop, I can't find an equivalent to Orbot, that would ...
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Tor won't even lauch

I am using OS X Mojave and I have downloaded Tor browser on the official website. However when I try to lauch as usual, an error message appears stating that Tos has been closed during launch. Even ...
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TorBrowser installer can't be opened

I am running an iMac OS 10.15 (Catalina) and tried to install TorBrowser. I successfully downloaded the .dmg, but when I tried to load it I received an error message "updater can't be opened because ...
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“Tor unexpectedly exited” on MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 Beta

I'm having trouble launching Tor Browser on MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 Beta. I get the "Tor unexpectedly exited" message and haven't been able to launch it. Copying the Tor Logs returns no errors. Any ...
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Why does Tor Browser make mds_stores use so much CPU on macOS?

Everytime I actively use Tor Browser, the mds_stores process in the Activity Monitor uses 95-100% of the CPU. I have to wait about ten minutes for mds_stores to return to normal CPU usage (< 0.5%) ...
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Tor on guest account

Tor works fine for me as a normal user. However, to get utmost privacy I want to use Tor from the Mac standard guest account. This is denied with "The program Torbrowser cannot be started on this ...
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What is the best practice for having an encrypted connection while connected to Tor?

I've seen articles stating the best practice for connecting to Tor is through a VPN, however where this setup fails is at hiding your traffic from a malicious Tor exit-node. Because the traffic goes ...
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Can't start Tor after upgrade to newest version

I Have just upgraded Tor after having been prompted to do so when starting the version, which worked. Now, at the re-start of Tor I get the attached pop-up screen. When restarting I always come back ...
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Fresh Tor Browser 7.5.5 (2018-06-09) for macOS install crashes on start

Running macOS 10.13.6 Beta, just thought "Hey I'll give this whole Tor Browser thing a shot" (Never really used it) and see what goes. So, 1 download and install later, I start Tor Browser but it ...
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Tor on a USB drive on different operating systems

According to the documentation: If you want to move it to a different computer or limit the traces you leave behind, save it to a USB disk. But this is only mentioned for Windows instructions. I ...
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Setup for Tor in school network

I'm trying to use TorBrowser in my school network, however it is stuck establishing a connection: Establishing a Tor circuit... This is using the connect option without any custom settings. For ...
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Problems With Toc/Mac

First time using and installing Tor. I click on "Connect" and "Remove Definitions and Connect".. and it give me the message: "Impossible to save the Tor Configurations".. The log is: 30/11/17 23:59:...
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TorBrowser on macOS High Sierra playback issue

I'm experiencing video/audio playback issues on the actual version of TorBrowser installed on macOS High Sierra. I think it's about HLS.js library: https://video-dev.github.io/hls.js/demo/ It seems ...
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videos does not work on macOS

After the update on macOS high sierra, videos does not work on all sites. I'm using a tor browser (7.0.6). How to fix it?
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Why can't I connect to an .onion site on safari?

I have a question and I also have a doubt why I can't connect to deep web it loads then shows this: And should I worry about maybe some malware could have been injected to my computer or accessed my ...
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Is it in this case still safe to use Tor

My Macbook Air is to old to use the newer versions of Tor. Is it in this case still safe to use the older Tor version, or do I really have to buy a new computer to use Tor safely?
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Can't find tor-resolve on Mac

Where can I find the tor-resolve program to use in the shell on my mac? I've installed the tor app from the website it works without any problem. Now I need to use the tor-resolve program that ...
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Can't connect to .onion pages, browser is configured to use Tor

The Tor 'check' site says my browser is configured to use Tor. Everything seems to work OK when I browser regular sites, except I can't get to any .onion pages. For any .onion page I get an error ...
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“TorBrowser” is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash

I get this message the i try to open Tor for the first time. Ive downloaded various times and checked signatures but Mac OSx refuse to open it. Any ideas? Thank you
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Tor auto-exits when opened - Mac [duplicate]

When ever I open Tor on my mac, 10.9.5 version, and when ever I open Tor it crashes when establishing network contact. This happens on what ever network I use. I've tried to reinstall it but the ...
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Not Supported by this type of mac

Got a new hard drive. I have attempted to download Tor on 3 different browsers including Firefox. I constantly get the You can't open the application TorBrowser.app because it is not supported on ...
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Tor updated and now won't work on my system(OSX 10.7.5). Is there a way to get rid of that update?

The title pretty much says it all. I've been using TOR for about two years with no problems after any update…..until now! I'm on a mac(OSX 10.7.5 Lion) and while it's not the newest(or oldest), i ...