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Some of the important features about Browse in Tor™ addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview about this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function and features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form in this page or the contact form in the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. Next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided in this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Browse in Tor™.
4 Reasons to Use Browse in Tor™
Has toolbar popup with ON|OFF switch.
Toolbar button changes icon when you are connected to TOR network.
Status bar in toolbar popup UI shows current state for TOR connection.
Available for Chrome and Opera browsers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Browse in Tor™?
Browse in Tor™ is a lite addon that let you easily browse a certain website (not the whole browser) with tor network. Before using the addon please make sure your computer (PC or MAC) is connected to TOR. A separate patch is prepared, to help users easily connect to the TOR network. In order to get the patch please visit this GitHub repo (https://github.com/jeremy-jr-benthum/tor-button/releases) and download (mac.zip) or (win.zip) file depending on your operating system. Then follow the instructions on the repo (https://github.com/jeremy-jr-benthum/tor-button) to connect to TOR network.
How can I connect to TOR network in my computer (PC or Mac)?
In order to start working with - Browse in Tor™ - add-on, please follow these steps. (1) Please navigate to (https://github.com/jeremy-jr-benthum/tor-button/releases) page; if you have Windows machine, please download and unzip "win.zip" file from to your computer, and if you have Mac, download and unzip "mac.zip". (2) For windows machine, please unzip and open downloaded "win" folder and run "run.bat" file within the folder. For Mac please open "win" folder and run "run.sh" file. (3) You will see the screen with 6 options. In order to start TOR connection on your computer, please press 1 on your keyboard, once - Tor is connected successfully! - message is displayed on the screen, you can use - Browse in Tor™ - add-on to browse your desired website(s) with TOR network. Please note that, you need to add desired domains in toolbar popup UI. To stop TOR connection please press 2 on your keyword. In order to get a new TOR identity, please press 5 and to restart TOR connection, please press 6 on your keyboard.
How can I add a new domain in toolbar popup UI?
In order to add a new domain, please open toolbar popup UI and add desired domains comma separated in the designated area. For example, if you want to browse - torproject.org - with tor network, please add - *.torproject.org* - in the input area (please note that you need to add * at the beginning and end). All changes are auto-saved to the memory. Also note that, items need to be comma separated and without space in the popup (*.torproject.org*,*.example.com*,...). As mentioned above, ONLY these domains will pass through the TOR network and all other websites will remain intact from TOR proxy.
How can I turn the add-on ON|OFF?
Please open toolbar popup UI and click on the top left button. The addon will try to connect to TOR network and if connection is successful, it indicates (successful connection) status in the bottom right corner of the UI. In case your computer is not connected to TOR network, the addon will detect that and won’t connect your browser to TOR network. In order to turn the addon OFF, please click on the top left button again. In this case your browser will use system proxy or whatever proxy it had before.
Can I use this addon if my computer is not connected to TOR network?
No, you cannot use this addon if your computer is not connected to TOR network. If you do not know how to connect your PC or MAC to TOR network, please use the instruction in FAQ #2 in order to connect your browser to TOR network. Currently, instructions for Mac and PC are available.
What buttons are available in toolbar popup UI?
From left to right, there is ON|OFF button on top left corner in toolbar popup., Next, there is a reload button to reload current tab (active tab). Third button is for opening - check.torproject.org - website in order to get tor connection status. Next, there is a download button which directs you to the GitHub repo where TOR installation files are located. The last button is for opening this support page.
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