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How to tell my Tor Browser to use a certain relay as entry point?

To manually set an entry node see the following FAQ entry: Can I control which nodes (or country) are used for entry/exit? Yes. You can set preferred entry and exit nodes as well as inform Tor ...
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How to tell my Tor Browser to use a certain relay as entry point?

While I don't have an expert answer, I can draft some thoughts on your first question. To estimate one's security level you have to define what your adversaries' capabilities are (technical skills, ...
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Why doesn't Tor browser block HTTP by default?

It's not enabled by default because it would block a significant fraction of the Internet for users. Blocking HTTP-only traffic will likely come in the future once Tor Browser is using a version of ...
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Tor circuit selection

Yes you can. Settings in torrc: StrictNodes 1 ExcludeNodes {fr} Read more on how to configure your torrc file here.
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Having ''unprotected'' issues while using Tor over VPN

This is most likely a conflict between your VPN and Tor. Here's my thoughts: Nord VPN gives you a specific IP address to use. When you connect through IE, you have the VPN IP, so you are "protected." ...
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Tor browser's default theme uses os's color scheme. Is it fine? Can this be used for fingerprinting?

No, even if the user is using dark mode, light mode, or some other theme (system theme or app theme), this cannot be used to fingerprint the user if they are using the Tor browser. Detecting dark mode ...
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Why are there unnecssary internal Tor browser pages?

The most likely answer is: Tor Browser keeps these pages because there is no reason to remove them. Firefox is a big, complex project with lots of components that depend on each other. And it keeps ...
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.mp4 links fail to open, and other minor things in 10.0.10

The newest update to 10.0.13 corrected this behaviour. Unfortunately, NoScript still doesn't set javascript.enabled to true when setting the security to "safer", manual setting is needed ...
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How to disable built-in Permanent private browsing Tor?

Not recommended. Navigate to about:preferences#privacy and uncheck "Always use private browsing mode".
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setting the security slider to medium

The default setting provides you with a good trade-off between security and usability. When you switch to medium several HTML5 and JavaScript features don't work instantly or don't work at all. So ...
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The onion disappeared! How can I get it back?

open config, then click on customize, and drag the onion to the bar.
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Tor browser opens a certian url in French

Click in the little onion in the left of the nav, you'll see "Tor Circuit for this site", the last country, in your case, France, is the country that "you are", I mean, your IP, for this you see ...
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Tails: How to connect Tails to a Samba network-share?

Yes, from the top bar of the desktop: Applications -> Accessories -> Files On the Files window, on the bookmarks bar on the left, scroll to the bottom of the list and select Other Locations. At the ...
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How can I save addon settings in Tor Browser?

Ok, so it seems that all I had to do was to temporarily tell NoScript to allow scripts globally. After doing that, I went to about:addons as per usual and changed my settings. Sure enough, my settings ...
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How to configure Tor Browser to run securely?

Does this mean that I don't have to apply any of the aforementioned changes? Correct, Tor Browser doesn't allow third party plugins, so Flash, Silverlight and other plugins won't be loaded. This ...
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High Security Settings for All sites

The disadvantages are that it disables some functionality, if security is a concern and you don't need the functionality then there's no real disadvantage to using the security slider at the 'High' ...
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Trying to troubleshoot Tor on Raspberry pi3

The guide tells you how to start tor through this command: sudo service tor start (or 'stop' to stop it if its already running) In your log output you see that you start it by just writing the 'tor'...
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Would like to use Tor with _and_ without proxy --> unexpectedly ends program

Tor Browser's use of an upstream proxy is configured through Tor Button. Click on the Green Onion menu then select Tor Network Settings. From there you should be able to control Tor's use of an ...
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What are ClearClick and ABE?

ABE and ClearClick are part of the NoScript add-on. ClearClick Clickjacking is a method of tricking you into clicking something you probably didn't want to click on. There's various ways to ...

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