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Can I install Firefox addons on Tor Browser?

The worst thing that can happen is that the add-on tries to access the internet and doesn't use Tor. --> that will destroy your anonymity and release your real IP address! Hopefully the worst thing ...
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Connect directly with Tor Browser (as in, bypass Tor)?

You have to disable Torbutton. At the top of the connection settings dialog, it indicates this: "Disable Torbutton to change these settings." In about:addons you can disable Torbutton and ...
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Can I install Firefox addons on Tor Browser?

As of https://superuser.com/questions/137931/can-websites-see-my-firefox-addons, there is no default API to detect addons, as there is for plugins. As stated, malicious addons can certainly decloak ...
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Why the link for tails done this?

Someone is interfering with TLS, or your browser has an old certificate pin that is no longer valid and your browser requires updating. Tails provides mirrors, if access to the main website is ...
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Why is TBB telling me "Your version of Firefox is out of date"?

THIS IS HIGHLY INFORMATIVE... -From the Tor Blog: "Update (August 11, 10:04 UTC): Starting from a couple of hours ago Tor Browser users might see a notification box in their browser claiming ...
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Refreshed Tor and lost log-in,home page and icons

The Tor Browser Bundle is based on Firefox. The option you clicked is a Firefox feature that removes all of your add-ons and customizations, and resets everything to the default settings. Since you ...
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Tor Browser with Flash AND firewall software

There are many more issues with Flash. It can create persistent "cookies" that Tor Browser has no control over, for example. This is why just adding a firewall would not make inclusion of Flash safe.
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Using TorButton add-on in Firefox (without Tor Browser Bundle)

Try going to the Firefox options menu and configuring Tor as a proxy. This will mean that you have to start Tor in the background but I did it with Chrome and it worked fine. Menu > Options > ...
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How to use multiple profiles with Tor?

This won't work, given that Tor Browser ships with a specific default profile which it uses, and needs to use to operate properly, creating and utilising different profiles will cause issues. Instead,...
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Noscript DISABLED on tor 8.0.8

This is not really a problem with Tor, but within Firefox. One of the certificates which Firefox uses for signing of add-ons is expired. They write about it in their bugtracking system: https://...
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Page doesn't fill window in Tor Browser

This is intentional as it is a way to protect against finger printing your browser window based on the dimensions of going full screen. It reduces the websites ability to track you based on the ...
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Can't set master password in the tor browser

It's a bug that will be fixed soon, see: https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/applications/tor-browser/-/issues/40506
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Can't set master password in the tor browser

This got fixed as of 10.5.4 (based on Mozilla Firefox 78.13.0esr): Source: https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-1054
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Why does Tor Browser use Firefox?

Tor Browser is a set of design goals for anonymous browsing. See: The Design and Implementation of the Tor Browser. So, while the current Tor Browser that's distributed is a patched version of ...
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What happens if I open .onion links on Chrome or Firefox?

I've no idea how your "VPN extension" loaded the onion but I have heard of some VPN providers who will proxy .onion. In these cases the VPN provider gets to see all your traffic to the onion,...
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Twitter "Like" and "Retweet" buttons don't work on Tor Browser anymore

This has been fixed for the next Tor Browser release. Please see the ticket below and test if possible: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/21555
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Technical differences between Tor webbrowser and Firefox

These lead me to wonder what are the main technical differences between the TOR browser and Firefox? You can find a pretty complete list of the differences in The Design and Implementation of ...
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Will Privacy Possum in Firefox equal the Tor Browser for anonymity?

NO! Tor hides your IP address and this addon does not. do NOT change (especially install additional) addons in Tor Browser! Can I install Firefox addons on Tor Browser?
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Tor vs Brave - which is technically more effective to hinder user tracking - fingerprint generalization or randomization?

I think you're not going to get a lot of good answers because no one has done a study comparing the two in detail and AFAIK that hasn't been done yet. If we think about it, The Tor Project wants ...
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How to stop Tor browsers from forging the user agent string?

You can't: this is what they built this program for - to mimic for the mass. The goal of this approach is to blend into the most ubiquitous software and to make fingerprinting/identification a way ...
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lost ability to connect to tor network

First of all, Firefox 40.0.2 has been considered unsupported since 2015-08-27 when 40.0.3 was released. There have been dozens of critical security issues since then. Firefox 43b9 isn't much better ...
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Tor browser conflicts with Malwarebytes antimalware

It can be sounding funny, but the very name of the program describes it's quality - it's a malware bytes by itself :) But speaking seriously, after my experience in IT security, I can give you some ...
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Twitter "Like" and "Retweet" buttons don't work on Tor Browser anymore

I just verified this issue. It appears that the auth_token is not being sent in the JSON request form, even though it is included in the headers. Request URL: https://api.twitter.com/1.1/favorites/...
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Refreshed Tor and lost log-in,home page and icons

copy %userprofile%\desktop\Old Firefox Data\profile.default to %yourTORpath%\Browser\TorBrowser\Data\Browser and rename to profile.default-1234567891011. Actually suffix is random, I guess, but I ...
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Tor button api for extension

Tor Button handles the domain islation, which also includes how the "New Tor Circuit for this Site" button works. IsolateSOCKSAuth is a default enabled isolation flag for a tor SocksPort. It means ...
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What happens if I open .onion links on Chrome or Firefox?

It will ask your dns server about wahteveroniondomain.onion, the dns server will have your ip and your isp could know about this request (DNS is not encrypted and often times your ISP runs the dns ...
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How possible to use "Email Link" button in Tor?

By intent Tor Browser won't try to run applications on your local system when links in Tor Browser are clicked. In cases this could lead to the user accidentally contaminating between their identity ...
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Torify isn't allowing GUIs to be shown

torsocks (torify, usewithtor, tsocks, et al) isn't generally suitable for large, complex applications (or specific types of simple application). To ensure connections are made through tor and to help ...
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Internet only works with tor enabled

I was able to resolve this by refreshing my dhcp through the terminal.. sudo dhclient -r #refreshed ip sudo dhclient # restarted ip
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Can I use other applications connected to the Internet while using Tor?

Actually it can compromise you, if you're using a browser with WebRTC enabled, and the page you're opening has the same tracking code - via WebRTC some leaks are theoretically possible. That's ...
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