Opened 15 years ago

#243 closed defect (Not a bug)

Privoxy not required in Firefox 1.5

Reported by: locksmith9 Owned by: phobos
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Webpages/Website Version:
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The doc located at suggests using Firefox, but does not mention that you do not need to install Privoxy if all you want to do is soxify DNS requests. Recommend adding the following additional help for those that may choose. Privoxy is a good app for scrubbing HTML code, but it also adds another step and complicates the install for newbies. The below may make things a touch simpler:

If you have at least Firefox 1.5, type the following into the address bar:


Scroll down to setting


and change the value to true.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by cakruege

works for me

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by cakruege

ps: works for Thunderbird, too.

You need about:config for Thunderbird:

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by phobos

Yes, you are correct. However, using privoxy with Firefox 1.5 defaults will work as well. The simplest, common solution
works for those non-technical users that don't want to understand SOCKS or mess with about:config.

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by phobos

I should add, we're happy to accept documentation on how to do this for Firefox/Thunderbird 1.5 as well.

comment:5 Changed 15 years ago by phobos

flyspray2trac: bug closed.

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