[tbb-bugs] #24146 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Linux 7.0.9 version: The proxy server is refusing connections

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#24146: Linux 7.0.9 version: The proxy server is refusing connections
 Reporter:  TorontoBoy                |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  closed
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:  worksforme
 Keywords:  linux,ubuntu              |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                            |         Points:
 Reviewer:                            |        Sponsor:
Changes (by gk):

 * status:  needs_information => closed
 * resolution:   => worksforme


 Replying to [comment:5 TorontoBoy]:
 > about:addons include these, all enabled:
 > -HTTPS Ecerywhere
 > -NoScript
 > -Torbutton
 > -TorLauncher
 > -Adblock Plus
 > I disabled Adblock Plus yesterday, and today Tor browser is working.
 Today I re-enabled Adblock Plus, closed and then reopened Tor Browser, and
 after a 5 second delay Tor Browser started working again, and I can browse
 as normal.
 > Before today the green onion icon to the left of the address bar, the
 one to get a new identity or a new tor circuit, was missing. It has now
 returned. I do not know why, as I did not do any update since Tor browser
 would not work.
 > Anyway, my Tor Browser now works, but I still don't know why it stopped
 working. Should I not be using Adblock Plus on Tor Browser?

 It's not a tested combination and we generally advise against using
 adblockers. See:
 https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser/design/#philosophy section
 5. No filters for our reasoning. My first guess would be that Adblock
 indeed interfered with Torbutton/Tor Launcher which is kind of scary. But
 without steps to reproduce that's hard to say.

 > Thanks all for your help. Please close this thread.

 You are welcome.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/24146#comment:6>
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