[tbb-bugs] #22541 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Support for Tor Browser without Tor?

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#22541: Support for Tor Browser without Tor?
     Reporter:  nido                      |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  enhancement               |     Status:  new
     Priority:  Medium                    |  Milestone:
    Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |    Version:
     Severity:  Normal                    |   Keywords:
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 Even without Tor, Tor Browser offers better protection from online
 tracking than Firefox, Google Chrome/Chromium or Microsoft Edge,
 especially against fingerprinting, right?

 It ~~is~~ was (see #5236) easy to disable Tor in Tor Browser so as to use
 it as the default clearnet browser, as...

 * described here: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser_without_Tor
 * and here: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser_without_Tor
 * discussed here: https://forums.whonix.org/t/todo-research-and-document-
 * and here: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tbb-

 What would you think about releasing and/or supporting a version of Tor
 Browser without Tor? Why would this not be a good idea?

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/22541>
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