[tor-talk] configure Vidalia stand alone

Joe Btfsplk joebtfsplk at gmx.com
Mon Mar 10 01:48:13 UTC 2014

The only comments I've seen about using Vidalia 0.2.21 - Win (the stand 
alone package) w/ TBB 3.5.x, to see the map & connections, is just 
"install / extract it to its own folder & start it after TBB is already 
Like falling off a log?  That doesn't work for me.  Perhaps because I 
don't let TBB extract to the default location (I use another HDD than 
where C:\ is located)?  Or, the devil's in the details.

I need to control the country for exit relays - temporarily, while set 
up an email acct w/ TBB - then remove the restriction. Vidalia's not 
required to force exit relays in Tor, but makes it easier to see 
counties actually used.

Anyway, I've not found many details on how to edit Vidalia settings now 
so it will detect that Tor is already running (it is). Especially when 
TBB is not on C:\.
As opposed to what the Vidalia settings file still shows as a check box 
(the *old* way of how Vidalia / Tor worked):  "Start Tor software when 
Vidalia starts;"

instead of... how the FAQ instructions 
seem to indicate?, just put Vidalia anywhere & start it anytime after 
TBB is running... (~ no mods needed & they'll find each other).


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