Tor Browser 9.0 is out with important changes

Tor Browser 9.0 has been launched this week; it is the primary model of Tor Browser that is based mostly on Firefox 68 ESR (against Firefox 60.x which earlier variations of Tor Browser had been based mostly on).

The new model of Tor Browser is already out there for obtain on the official mission web site at Tor Project. The browser is out there for Windows, Linux and Macintosh laptop techniques in addition to Android gadgets.

Existing customers could replace Tor Browser routinely or manually. A click on on Menu > Help > About Tor Browser runs a handbook examine for updates inside the browser’s interface.

Tor Browser 9.0 hundreds the default New Tab Page on first begin. There you discover the “See what’s new” hyperlink to show details about main changes within the new browser model.

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The Onion Button is not out there in Tor Browser 9.0. The crew wished to built-in Tor totally into the browser and added Tor Circuit data to the browser’s i-icon within the URL bar.

A click on on the icon shows the same old connection and permissions settings identified from the Firefox internet browser and Tor Circuit data that gives connection data.

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There is additionally a brand new toolbar button known as New Identity that enables customers to reset the identification (which requires the restarting of the Tor browser). The characteristic is now simply accessible from inside the Tor Browser interface.

The crew has built-in Tor settings into the browser’s preferences. Tor customers could load about:preferences#tor instantly within the browser’s deal with bar to open the settings or go to Menu > Options > Tor manually.

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Options to configure Bridges, proxy settings, and allowed ports are configurable on the web page. All it takes is to examine the primary field to allow a choice and use the fields and menus to configure it. If the firewall is very restrictive, you might configure the browser to make use of ports 80 and 443 completely for connections as these are the most probably ports that aren’t blocked by the firewall.

The browser window is configured to make use of letterboxing by default. The method provides white margins to the browser’s body to let customers resize the browser window whereas nonetheless forestall fingerprinting utilizing display dimensions.

Tor customers who dislike the characteristic can flip it off within the following approach:

  1. Load privateness.resistFingerprinting.letterboxing within the browser’s deal with bar.
  2. Set the choice to False.

Tor Browser 9.0 comes with help for 2 extra languages, Macedonian and Romanian, which brings the entire variety of supported languages to 32.

Interested customers discover the total changelog on the official Tor Project website.

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