Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#832 closed enhancement (Duplicate)

Torbutton pretends to be using Tor when it is not

Reported by: sveinung Owned by:
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Applications/Torbutton Version: 1.2.0rc5
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Cc: sveinung, arma Actual Points:
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Sometimes, when installing Torbutton in Ubuntu trough Firefox instead of trough apt-get, Torbutton claims to be using Tor when in fact it is not. Screenshot:

This bug is also reported in Ubuntu at

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by sveinung

Seems like this happens when Privoxy is not configured to use Tor. Would it be possible to add a test to Torbutton to check for this?

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by mikeperry

There is a nice big "Test Settings" button right in the Torbutton proxy prefs against to ensure proxy settings are set correctly.

We considered having this test run the first time you toggled Tor, but due to the inconsistent
performance of Tor circuits it can take up to two minutes with no feedback, and would block the
UI in Firefox 2 during the test.. Firefox 3's UI behaves a bit better. It's possible we can
have the test run for it the first time you toggle into Tor.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by mikeperry

flyspray2trac: bug closed.
Actually, gonna dup this to 564

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