top of page

Parent teacher association

Public·15 members

Tor Browser Bundle For Mac

Could anybody PLEASE respond to my question: I tried to setup TOR on my MacOSx Snow Leopard for hours and I could not manage. It was so easy on a Windows PC. All the bundles provided here don't even contain all the software. Everytime I set Vidalia up I get the message "Could not connect to TOR". I changed the path - did not work. Polipo does not work either. It is all a big mess !Could anybody please provide detailed instructions how to set TOR up on my MAC? The Docs on this website are of no great help to be honest.Thanks

Tor Browser Bundle For Mac


that's probably right. i did it a few times. removed everything, tried to install it again. never worked. the install bundle for mac does not even contain tor nor polipo just vidalia. i find it all very confusing and don't understand why cause running it on a windows pc needs a two minutes setup. by the way - could not install it under openSUSE too. So probably i'm just a total computer fool.

I'm on an Intel Mac, I recently installed the latest Tor Bundle stable release, but after starting Vidalia it says "Vidalia was unable to start Tor. Check your settings to ensure the correct name and location of your Tor executable is specified." Under settings where it says "Start the Tor software when Vidalia starts" it just says "tor" and there is no directory listed. Where did the bundle install Tor and how do I link to it?

I am using the latest Torbrowser bundle for intelMac from a usb. The Noscript "Temprary allow all this page" & "Revoke tempoary permissions" buttons do not work, that is the page is not refreshed. I tried the normal Vidalia Bundle for intelmac using the main hard drive and I am encountering the same problem. To enable javascript I have to disable Noscript first! The OS is 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

I installed the 32-bit version on my eMac (only machine not on the internal network ;) ) os10.5.8 and it won't launch at all: Onion shows, bounces, then disappears. When I tried to launch from within the bundle, I got the warning that the application won't run on this architecture.

For TOR to be useable by average people on a Mac you're going to have to revise the way it is downloaded and installed and relative help. I spent four hours trying to figure this out but still can't get it to work. Finally got it running with an included browser only to have it crash and the be left with no clue on how to reopen the browser window without restarting. Too many techies busy with this app and not updating FAQ and Instructions, leaving the general public at a loss and worse, potentially vulnerable when they believe they are protected. TOR should work out of the box without complicated install/uninstall procedures. I highly discourage anyone without expert skills from using this until it is properly fixed for simple users. Now I am left with Tor bit and pieces scattered about my OS conflicting with each other. Reminds me of Windows. Start by removing all irrelevant instructions and FAQ, like 'Install Tor button' only to discover it has been removed from the Firefox add-on site, thus confusing everyone.

I really need some help, ive been trying to install Tor &Vidalia on my computer for a solid hour now and i dont understand some of ths stuff but i understand a good half of it. I got it set up so that under the general setting where the box labeled "start the Tor software when Vidalia starts' is checked and the app it uses to open it is "start-tor-browser' but now whenever i click start tor it says right after clicking it, "Vidalia detected that the Tor software exited unexpectedly.Please check the message log for recent warning or error messages" but then i check the message log and its completelly blank. can anyone help?

Mac user here. Just downloaded the tor browser bundle for mac (am using OS 10.6). The download and extract were successful (straight to my hard disk) and the icon appears ready for launch but the application won't start when i try to open it. help?

Mac browser bundle won't open on OS 10.5.8 either. Click on "TorBrowser_en-US", the icon appears in the Dock, bounces once, and shuts down. I was running the TorBrowser just fine before. I saw a message saying there was a security update so I downloaded it and replaced my old TorBrowser. Now I have nothing. Why won't someone help us Mac people? (And don't say "get a PC" That's unhelpful and insulting.)

same with me. working with mac OS 10.5.8, could not open/install the tor browser bundle, the just won't work because of the error -10810. tried to look up that error, but didn't find a solution. it would be nice to get some help. will try to get a newer OS now, perhaps that will work.

Would someone from TOR Project, PLEASE HELP APPLE USERS!!! I am using 10.6.8. Downloaded bundle, clicked to start, onion turns green, TORBROWSER comes up and then unexpectedly quits... Every time for the past hour !

Even after I located the browser program and selected the correct path, and hit the start Tor button Tor would not launch. It looks like it tried to launch but then immediately shut down again. I am very disappointed, how can you put something out there that has these kinds of bugs?

MacBook Pro running OS X 10.5.8.Downloaded 32-bit Mac bundle.Renamed bundle (taking out spaces in file name).Moved bundle to Applications folder.Ran bundle - Vidalia opens, then Tor browser. All o.k. Browser works. Tor button looks o.k. https everywhere looks o.k.Locked vidalia & tor icons to the dock and quit both app's

However - when I run tor directly from the file in the Applications folder Vodalia opens and successfully connects to tor. Then, after a short delay (5-10 secs) the tor browser opens successfully too.

The Tor Browser is the flagship product from the Tor Project. The web browser is based on a modified version of Mozilla Firefox ESR that includes extras like the Tor proxy, TorButton, TorLauncher, NoScript, and HTTPS Everywhere extensions.

Tor is not a VPN. Tor is a free browser similar to Chrome or Firefox, but it includes features that encrypt your IP address, making your browsing sessions private. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is software that can change your IP address when you use any browser installed on your PC. To learn more about VPNs, you can read this article.

As part of our work with the UX team, we will also be coordinating user testing of this new UI to continue iterating and make sure we are always improving our users' experience. We are also planning a series of improvements not only for the Tor Launcher flow but for the whole browser experience (once you are connected to Tor) including a new user onboarding flow. And last but not least we are streamlining both our mobile and desktop experience: Tor Browser 7.5 adapted the security slider design we did for mobile bringing the improved user experience to the desktop as well.

I've solved by installing tor with homebrew, by running homebrew install tor, but this doesn't seem to be the way it should be installed since there's an official app and the tor-resolve is supposed to come bundled with it

You'll need to tell your GNU/Linux that you want the ability to execute shell scripts.Navigate to the newly extracted Tor Browser directory.Right click on start-tor-browser.desktop, open Properties or Preferences and change the permission to allow executing file as program. Double-click the icon to start up Tor Browser for the first time.

I would like Tor Browser Bundle for OS X to work with my keychain, so that after filling out logins and passwords on a website one time, I would never have to do it again later. This works with safari, but it doesn't with the Vidalia packed aurora (firefox) browser. What settings should I change?

In short: You can't. Firefox always uses it's own store for passwords and will never access the Mac OS X keychain at all. You either have to manually copy your credentials into Torbrowser/Firefox windows or use a third party software like 1Password that integrates across browsers.

Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis. Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. Tor works with many of your existing applications, including web browsers, instant messaging clients, remote login, and other applications based on the TCP protocol. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world use Tor for a wide variety of reasons: journalists and bloggers, human rights workers, law enforcement officers, soldiers, corporations, citizens of repressive regimes, and just ordinary citizens. See the Who Uses Tor? page for examples of typical Tor users. See the overview page for a more detailed explanation of what Tor does, and why this diversity of users is important. Tor doesn't magically encrypt all of your Internet activities, though. You should understand what Tor does and does not do for you. Tor's security improves as its user base grows and as more people volunteer to run relays. (It isn't nearly as hard to set up as you might think, and can significantly enhance your own security.) If running a relay isn't for you, we need help with many other aspects of the project, and we need funds to continue making the Tor network faster and easier to use while maintaining good security.


Welcome to the group! You can connect with other members, ge...
bottom of page