[tbb-bugs] #15800 [Tor Browser]: Unable to disable proxy in Tor Browser

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#15800: Unable to disable proxy in Tor Browser
 Reporter:  supermario   |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect       |         Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Browser  |        Version:
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 I'm trying to use tor browser for normal browsing, in other words I'm not
 going through tor. I want to use tor browser just for the privacy it
 offers. I am unable to disable the proxy. When I do I get this error

 '''Unable to find the proxy server'''
 '''Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that can't be found.'''

 It happens if I have it set to no proxy or I have it set to manual proxy
 but with everything blank.

 As a workaround I created a proxy on my machine and set the tor browser to
 that proxy. My use may be rare but it seems like a good idea to make the
 Tor Browser work for people who just want the enhanced privacy, but not
 necessarily to send their traffic over tor.

 If this is not a bug could add a setting like
 "network.proxy.tor_proxy_not_required" that would let me use Tor Browser
 without a proxy. Thanks

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/15800>
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