Opened 7 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#33053 needs_information defect

Since v9.0.0: Can't open more than one website link with Tor browser running

Reported by: Balmuth Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
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Description

Hi, guys! Ever since the update to version 9 of Tor, I seem to be unable to open an external website link when Tor browser is already running. To clarify what I mean: I have a list of website links saved in a wordpad file. Now, when I set the Tor browser as my default browser, the links would automatically open in it after clicking them. This worked perfectly fine up to v8.5.x

However, since the update to v9, when I try to open any website links from my wordpad file while the Tor browser is already running, I get this error message: "Tor Browser is already running, but is not responding. The old Tor Browser process must be closed to open a new window." I didn't get this error message with any other version up to 8.5.x. I could open as many website links from my wordpad file as I wanted.

If anyone knows how to get it to work as it used to (maybe with some config file edit), please let me know. Thanks in advance.

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comment:1 Changed 7 months ago by pili

Component: - Select a componentApplications/Tor Browser
Owner: set to tbb-team
Status: newneeds_information

Hi,

Can you please confirm what operating system you are running? On macos it works fine for me.

Last edited 7 months ago by pili (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 7 months ago by boklm

Also, what did you do exactly to make Tor Browser the default browser? It is surprising that it worked with previous versions as it is not currently supported:
https://support.torproject.org/tbb/tbb-32/

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 6 months ago by pili

Replying to boklm:

Also, what did you do exactly to make Tor Browser the default browser? It is surprising that it worked with previous versions as it is not currently supported:
https://support.torproject.org/tbb/tbb-32/

On macos, I just did it from about:preferences. So far it seems to be working fine and all links are opening in Tor Browser

comment:4 Changed 6 months ago by boklm

I think on Linux it doesn't work because firefox is run with --no-remote (as default). It might be possible to edit the start script to add the --browser option (to open a new window instead of a new browser instance), but I don't know if it has other side effects, or if there is a reason why we didn't do it by default.

comment:5 in reply to:  1 Changed 6 months ago by Balmuth

Replying to pili:

Hi,

Can you please confirm what operating system you are running? On macos it works fine for me.

Windows 7

comment:6 in reply to:  2 Changed 6 months ago by Balmuth

Replying to boklm:

Also, what did you do exactly to make Tor Browser the default browser? It is surprising that it worked with previous versions as it is not currently supported:
https://support.torproject.org/tbb/tbb-32/

Windows 7 - Control Panel - Programs - Default Programs - Set your default programs

comment:7 in reply to:  4 ; Changed 6 months ago by Balmuth

Replying to boklm:

I think on Linux it doesn't work because firefox is run with --no-remote (as default). It might be possible to edit the start script to add the --browser option (to open a new window instead of a new browser instance), but I don't know if it has other side effects, or if there is a reason why we didn't do it by default.

Thanks for your suggestion. As I am currently not using any Linux OS, I cannot test your approach. However, since I can't keep using Win7 forever (meaning that I'll have to switch to a Linux OS eventually), I'd appreciate it if someone could try if this works.

comment:8 in reply to:  7 Changed 5 months ago by boklm

Replying to Balmuth:

Replying to boklm:

I think on Linux it doesn't work because firefox is run with --no-remote (as default). It might be possible to edit the start script to add the --browser option (to open a new window instead of a new browser instance), but I don't know if it has other side effects, or if there is a reason why we didn't do it by default.

Thanks for your suggestion. As I am currently not using any Linux OS, I cannot test your approach. However, since I can't keep using Win7 forever (meaning that I'll have to switch to a Linux OS eventually), I'd appreciate it if someone could try if this works.

I am not sure about this, but maybe it is possible to add the --browser option in the configuration for the default programs on Windows 7.

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