FF updates and add-ons and others minor problems

zzzjethro666 at email2me.net zzzjethro666 at email2me.net
Tue Mar 9 09:25:01 UTC 2010

 Thanks very much. I'll check that out.





-----Original Message-----
From: Irratar <irratar77 at gmail.com>
To: or-talk at freehaven.net
Sent: Tue, Mar 9, 2010 4:17 pm
Subject: Re: FF updates and add-ons and others minor problems

Sorry! Of course, I wanted to write "Disable UPDATES during Tor usage"

2010/3/9, Irratar <irratar77 at gmail.com>:
> Hello.
> I encountered the same problem earlier. To disable upgrading Firefox
> while working via Tor, I installed the Torbutton plugin, then
> activated "Disable plugins during Tor usage" switch. Inspite of that
> flag isn't marked as important, I feel more secure when it's turned
> on.
> 2010/3/5, zzzjethro666 at email2me.net <zzzjethro666 at email2me.net>:
>>  Hello.
>>  Is this normal? Does anyone know about this or has had it happen to
>> them?
>> Firefox started installing version 3.0.18 (I was running 3.0.17), on my
>> Mac
>> (10.5.2), while I was in Hidden Services waiting for Onion Forum to open.
>> It caught me by surprise and finished the install but then another window
>> popped open and showed me it was putting on Add-ons which I cancelled.
>> I regularly check my FF preferences, so did immediately and nothing is
>> checked, especially automatically updating or adding add-ons without
>> asking
>> first.
>> Also, in Vidalia's Message Log window, it used to show the progress of
>> "getting enough information to build a circuit" but now, and in no time
>> at
>> all (less then 3 seconds), the Control Panel says Tor is connected and
>> the
>> message log never says anything, other than the initial starting up logs,
>> i.r.  "this is experimental software", "opening SOCKS", etc.
>> Generally, I always copy and paste my onion addresses and for that matter
>> I
>> do it all the time when I surf at all. In this way, I look at the address
>> before hitting enter and lately have seen lots of addresses in the Onion
>> Forum with "redirects" in the address bar.
>> Before I closed out, I went to Torproject to check my IP and it was
>> different so that made me feel a bit better. I used to do the IP check
>> right
>> after connecting Tor but the address would be the same IP as my last
>> session
>> and I was told doing something habitually makes an address/client/user
>> (mine/me), stand out.
>> Thanks in advance. Hope what I gave is enough info. Next time I'll take a
>> snapshot of it all.
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