[tbb-bugs] #20769 [Applications/Tor Browser]: TB on Windows: Fails to connect to socks proxy

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#20769: TB on Windows: Fails to connect to socks proxy
 Reporter:  mrphs                     |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  needs_information
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
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Comment (by mrphs):

 It indeed seems to be some user mistake, though I can't point it out. It
 might be a general proxy setting applied by some other circumvention tool
 or proxy. Does Tor Browser honor a generally set proxy in Windows?

 As a side note, this makes me think maybe we should have better error
 handling when Tor doesn't connect. Tor itself writes pretty good logs, but
 Tor Browser doesn't necessarily communicates them with user in a tangible
 way that general user can understand. I can think of an error like this
 popping up and while saying Tor was unable to connect, asks users if
 they've any other application or proxy setup that is intervening.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/20769#comment:4>
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