Tor Browser Bundle, Mac OSX and 10.5.8

We're aware that the Tor Browser version 2.2.35-8 doesn't work on OS X 10.5.8. Ticket 4263 is open to track the issue. We just purchased a Mac Mini as the new build machine. It is in process of being setup and configured for builds. We should have more progress on solving the issue in the next week or so. Thanks for your patience.

Anonymous

April 01, 2012

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I am not a part of your community, but I have tried TOR and am glad you do what you do. I have been able to get TOR to work with OS X 10.5.8. simply by turning off "browser.sessionstore.resumefromcrash" in about:config. Thanks

Anonymous

April 01, 2012

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I'm using OSX 10.6.6., and I seem to have a serious problem. Well, if not serious, it's hella annoying to say the least.

Vidalia says that I'm running the 0.2.15 version, and it also says Tor 0.2.2.35 so everything should be up to date. However, although Aurora seems to run smoothly most of the time there is a serious crash risk. It does this every single time I click on any object (selected text, a tab, a link, whatever) and move the cursor (this means no more drag & drop, for example). After this, I have to stop Tor from the Vidalia control panel and hope it will start nice and smooth. If Tor doesn't start properly, all that is left is to reboot. After the crash, your normal error announcement appears, but if you click on "Restart Aurora", first I get a message saying "Aurora is not your default browser, would you like to change your settings?", and the browser window flashes on the screen for a second, disappears and _then_ I have to stop Tor and restart it. The interrupted Aurora stays on except that it doesn't respond, and I have to end the process through force quitting.

Dear people, what to do?

try this workaround 'til they can fix it:

put a blank piece of Mail stationary under and sticking out from beneath Tor ... next Time a Link or text is attached to yr mouse, hang on to it and slide it over to the stationary, THEN let it go ... you can Copy, move it, and Delete it to wherever you want from the stationary ... AND yr browser should stay open, oblivious to what just happened ...

i'm on 10.5.8 use FF11.0 (was expecting Aurora but Tor apparently took what i had), and THIS crazy glitch is the only one i've come across ... thankyou SO MUCH, torproject for yr dedication and for TheNetwork ...

Anonymous

April 03, 2012

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Hi, I am a recent victim of fraud and I was told about TOR. I am currently running Mozilla without browser bundle and connecting it through TOR from FoxyProxy,Is their anyway my privacy can be intruded?

I also had a pop up(i think) saying something about network and I should route my IP or Connection to/through Operations. Is this a worry?

Thanks in advance,love the site.

Mick

Anonymous

April 03, 2012

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Is there anyway to resize the Firefox 11 browser window and keep that setting for the next time it is opened? Right now, the browser opens at a set size which is smaller than what I want, then it sometimes automatically resets itself when using certain onion sites so that it is larger than my monitor, forcing me to resize the window each time I change pages at those sites.

When I use Firefox 11 without TOR, I can set the window size to fit my monitor and it stays that way practically forever, no matter what website I visit or how many times I start and restart Firefox.

Thanks.

Anonymous

April 04, 2012

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I just tried to install tor on both my mac's and had no luck. I am not particularly computer savvy, but it was a little frustrating because when I tried to install it from instructional web install videos, my experience in no way resembled that of the content maker. Are you saying that the current version just does not work with mac and has to be fixed? If so, that would explain my experience. Nothing I did would work.

Anonymous

April 06, 2012

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In FF about:config, please disable the prefetch option, not the network one, but the other one.

This will save the Tor network a lot of wasted bandwidth.

- Review:

http://cybernetnews.com/helpful-tip-disable-firefox-prefetching/
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Link_prefetching_FAQ
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/internet/firefox/quick-tip-turn-off-pref…

This will also add to client security as many spammers and "front organizations" which post links in forums and blogs like this post only to track users participating in useful discussion.

Thank you my friends.

Anonymous

April 06, 2012

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Thanks

Anonymous

April 06, 2012

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Thanks

Anonymous

April 06, 2012

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Thanks

Anonymous

April 06, 2012

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In Torbutton v.1.4.5.1 (17 Dec 2011):

in Headers tab, the:

"don't send referer during Tor usage"

is no longer available.

Anonymous

April 07, 2012

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PLEASE GET TORBUTTON OUT OF THE WAY WHEN DOWNLOADING FILES!

I'M NOT TRYING TO DIRECTLY LOAD A FILE, I'M RIGHT CLICK SAVING IT BUT TORBUTTON POPUP SAYS TO DOWNLOAD THE FILE WHICH IS WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO SO WHY DOES IT KEEP BARRING ME FROM DOWNLOADING THE FILES LIKE IT SUGGESTS I DO?

PLEASE INCLUDE A DOWNLOAD MANAGER CONFIGURED TO USE TOR OR A SCRIPT FOR WGET OR SOMETHING IN THE BUNDLES PLEASE THIS IS PISSING ME OFF TO NO END EVERY DAMN DAY.

Anonymous

April 09, 2012

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So, where can i find the previous bundle? - it's better than nothing at all ;-)

Anonymous

April 10, 2012

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MayMaybe it's not related to the newest version of TOR, I don't think so.

My request or inquiry has nothing to do with Mac, although I'm just tryina install

that on Intel PCs hehe---- :)

what's TERRIBLE is, that YAHOO this real MF, just CHANGED its POSTING

SYSTEM. When I click on those new options there (in "the ticket blog", where

most articles now lead to, funnily, I don't like those words "The ticket", it

sounds evil and I'm the only goth here and evil is evil and period.), on "post

using yahoo", AFTER I LOGGED IN ALREADY into my yahoo account

succesfully BEFORE lading that page, it just BRINGS UP an EMPTY white

window, and that's it. No posting, no nothing. WHY IS THAT? I am just

operating system supporter and not some net freak, alright? please look for the

reason, it's surely not only some cookie or whatnot, but the now different posting

system of yahoo. maybe yahoo tries to not let TOR posters post anymore?

WHAT TOTAL SURVEILLANCE CRAP would THAT THEN BE NOW? Have

I gotta JOIN ALEX JONES and MAKE REVOLUTION evrywhere? LONG live

the PIRATE BAY and TOR. Thank YOU, MY OVERLORDS.

Anonymous

April 10, 2012

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Maybe it's not related to the newest version of TOR, I don't think so.
My request or inquiry has nothing to do with Mac, although I'm just tryina install
that on Intel PCs hehe---- :)
what's TERRIBLE is, that YAHOO this real MF, just CHANGED its POSTING
SYSTEM. When I click on those new options there (in "the ticket blog", where
most articles now lead to, funnily, I don't like those words "The ticket", it
sounds evil and I'm the only goth here and evil is evil and period.), on "post
using yahoo", AFTER I LOGGED IN ALREADY into my yahoo account
successfully BEFORE lading that page, it just BRINGS UP an EMPTY white
window, and that's it. No posting, no nothing. WHY IS THAT? I am just
operating system supporter and not some net freak, alright? please look for the
reason, it's surely not only some cookie or whatnot, but the now different posting
system of yahoo. maybe yahoo tries to not let TOR posters post anymore?
WHAT TOTAL SURVEILLANCE CRAP would THAT THEN BE NOW? Have
I gotta JOIN ALEX JONES and MAKE REVOLUTION everywhere? LONG live
the PIRATE BAY and TOR. Thank YOU, MY OVERLORDS.

Anonymous

April 12, 2012

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is there a way to still download an older version that works with this mac os?

Anonymous

April 17, 2012

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this is still broken, what is the last working version of tor for macosx? ive tried 2.3.5-7 and 2.3.5-6 and neither of those work eeither, can anyone point to the last working version????

Anonymous

April 17, 2012

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Crashes sometimes on Mac OS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) /w Firefox 11.0 installed. Crash report below:

  1. <br />
  2. Process: firefox-bin [2351]<br />
  3. Path: /Applications/TorBrowser_en-US.app/Contents/MacOS/../..//Contents/MacOS/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin<br />
  4.  

Anonymous

April 18, 2012

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is there a non intel version? for a power pc g5? with osx 10.5.8

Oh yes, that's what I want to know too.

Now on the PowerPC-Mac (Leopard 10.5.8) Vidalia v. 2.1.17 is working with Torbutton v. 1.4.5.1, installed in the Browser TenFourFox 10.0.3 …

Anonymous

April 19, 2012

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To the person above enquiring about 'prefetch option', I believe there is a Firefox add-on for this. It is called 'Request Policy'. It allows one to choose which site to be prefetched. This add-on is mentioned in the FAQ for Torbutton. I hope this helps.

What I would like to see in TBB is the IP address (in status bar) of the website I am visiting. And if possible to have it in red digits when I am not visiting through Tor. There is a Firefox add-on for this called 'External IP' but I am reluctant to use it because I do not know how safe it is.

yes, yes, YES! to see the current IP in status bar would be max geek, wouldn't have to keep going to auditmypc to see where i was today ... oh, yes please!

Anonymous

April 21, 2012

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hi
originally installed videlia bundle 0.217 ok i couldn't then install the torbutton in browser

having had the torbutton installation package error, when trying to install the button into firefox (3.628) on a ppc leopard mac, i eventually succeeded by going to https://www.torproject.org/torbutton/

then (after allowing popup) chose Expert Install (Stable): Click to install from this website.

now working well

thx

Anonymous

April 21, 2012

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once torbutton is installed on firefox -- simply close ff and open tenfourfox..
all worked well

thx

Anonymous

April 22, 2012

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Hello, I noticed that in my pc with Windows7, when I launch the Tor Browser Bundle, automatically starts also the process CONHOST.EXE (visible in the Task Manager).

As far as I know, conhost.exe is related to the command prompt.

Conhost.exe is instead closed when the Tor Browser is closed.

So I'm wondering if it's normal that the process conhost.exe runs when Tor runs, or if it's an abnormalities.

Thanks

Anonymous

April 22, 2012

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Hi there,

******A word to the desperate: This problem seems to be easily fixable, just follow the links here and Bob's your uncle.*******

Re: Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard and Tor not working together, I could not get them to work either. Followed the link at top to ticket 4263 and read that discussion as well as the entries here.

The about:config adjustment suggested above didn't help me.

However when I followed the link to the Tor version archives:

https://archive.torproject.org/tor-package-archive/torbrowser/osx/

and downloaded and installed version 2.2.35-5 (specifically TorBrowser-2.2.35-5-dev-osx-i386-en-US.zip for my intel-powered white MacBook), it worked like a charm.

So just install this older version for the moment and do not follow Tor's suggestion every time it opens to update it, at least until you check back here and see the problem has been solved.

It looks like there was a problem with one of the builds that they're working on fixing; in the meantime, the solution seems to be to install version 2.2.35-5.