This might be a dumb question, but are you actually running tor? I don't think torbutton itself does this, you need something like Torlauncher to run tor as a standalon service by itself and then you proxy your browser through it.
Edit: I should add, to simplify things you could run tor using the full tor browser bundle and then just (close the torbrowser ...
Even if it were ...
What does Tor Browser test for that fails when using a different / non-local Tor as the client?
With the default settings, Tor Browser:
Starts its own instance of Tor when you first open the browser
Asks the browser what proxy settings have been set in the TorButton Preferences menu
Asks the instance of Tor that the browser started what SOCKS proxy address ...
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 > Advanced > Network > Connection > Manual Proxy Configuration:
SOCKS Host is 'localhost' or '127.0.0.1' and port is 9150.
Make sure 'Remote DNS' is ticked
That entire thing currently doesn't work, due to a Firefox bug. More details can be found in Tor's bug tracker. I would recommend you ignore the thing for now until it works :(
It's supposed to help keep cookies across getting a new identity, so you don't get logged out of websites for example.
It seems ticket #15899 had similar issues with the pdf.js download button, I don't see any errors in the console. It may be worth re-opening this ticket. I see similarly no activity as a result on clicking the download button on pdf.js running on Tails 2.4.
As a work around Right Click -> Save Page As (do macs even do right clicks yet?) and File -> Save ...
You should probably install a regular version of Firefox and use the Tor Browser for when you want to use Tor.
This has various benefits. The Tor Browser Bundle includes a version of Firefox that is a fork, which means it has a modified source code in order to increase your privacy/anonymity.
The Tor Browser is run highly separated. You can run the Tor ...
Whatever this Onion Browser Button thing is, this is not from the Tor Project and is possibly malware, stealing your data, etc. so I would suggest removing it ASAP.
If you want to run Tor in Chrome on Windows 10, you need to start Tor Browser and then start Chrome. You will need to then add a socks 5 proxy to Chrome. Google doesn't make that easy. The socks ...
No, Tor Button will not notice the difference.
Tor Button has absolutely no knowledge about what is going on beyond the third hop, the 3 extra relays displayed are just placeholders to illustrate the concept.
It could be the case that sometimes there are 0, 1 or 6 relays beyond the 3 that Tor Button knows about, it simply cannot know (which is the point of ...
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 that it takes the SOCKS5 username and password authentication credentials and if they're different from others, it will use a new circuit. Tor Browser is patched ...
The source code can be found here. Regarding caching you have to be aware that it offers means to track users, just like a cookie. A server can send a header with a unique ETag to a client. Since the client will send that ETag in an If-None-Match header it can be tracked. Tracking a user makes it possible to create a profile which can theoretically lead ...
The toggle model of Torbutton was discontinued a while ago. Mike Perry, developer of Torbutton, described the decision in a blogpost. So while you might be able to build a custom XPI and install it into Firefox, it is not recommended anymore.
The better solution is to use Tor Browser Bundle. Just start it from your USB drive or the hard drive and access the ...
In Firefox type about:config in the location/(search) bar.
Check the yes I'll be careful warning.
In the Config Search bar type torbutton.update and change both options that appear to false. You can do this by double clicking on each option.
This will automatically change the settings. Voila no more blinking Tor Button.
You don't explain exactly what you do to upgrade to new version, so it's difficult to be certain, but I suspect that what you are observing is a symptom of the way the upgrade check is currently implemented:
The Torbutton extension in Tor Browser periodically downloads a list of "recommended versions" from https://check.torproject.org/RecommendedTBBVersions ...