[tbb-bugs] #12763 [Tor Browser]: -no-remote prevents using Tor Browser as default browser

Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki blackhole at torproject.org
Sun Aug 3 14:07:41 UTC 2014

#12763: -no-remote prevents using Tor Browser as default browser
     Reporter:           |      Owner:  tbb-team
  micahlee               |     Status:  new
         Type:  defect   |  Milestone:
     Priority:  normal   |    Version:
    Component:  Tor      |   Keywords:  torbrowser-launcher, tbb, default
  Browser                |  browser
   Resolution:           |  Parent ID:
Actual Points:           |
       Points:           |

Comment (by mcs):

 It is safer to include -no-remote so that when someone starts Tor Browser
 they do not get a new Firefox window instead.  I am not sure, but the
 --class "Tor Browser" argument may fix that problem too.

 Regardless, for TB 4.0a1, we have removed -no-remote and patched Firefox
 so that -no-remote is the default behavior.  The good news is that we also
 added support for a new -allow-remote option that overrides -no-remote and
 enables remoting, so with TB 4.x you should be able to get the behavior
 you want.  See:



 Be careful not to make it easy for people to get a Firefox or Iceweasel
 window when they think they are starting Tor Browser though.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/12763#comment:2>
Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki <https://trac.torproject.org/>
The Tor Project: anonymity online

More information about the tbb-bugs mailing list