[tor-talk] Tor Browser is already running

Farbod Ahmadian farbodahmadian2014 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 03:32:57 UTC 2015

Thank you very much :)
On Jun 15, 2015 5:10 AM, "Colin Arnott" <colin at tutanota.de> wrote:

> As a user of firefox, I am aware that when firefox is running, you can call
> [$ firefox <url>] or [$ firefox --new-tab <url>] and it will add a new tab
> to
> your existing firefox process. This is really handy if you would like
> another
> process to open a link in Firefox.
> With the tor-browser-bundle, despite the [--help] option indicates that
> "All
> unrecognized arguments will be passed to the browser". However, when you
> launch [$ tor-browser-en --new-tab <url>], [$ tor-browser-en <url>] or even
> [$ tor-browser], you get the following error:
> "Tor Browser is already running, but is not responding. To open a new
> window,
> you must first close the existing Tor Browser process, or restart your
> system."
> Is there a way to get this functionality with the existing browser bundle,
> as
> this feature works fine on vanilla Firefox? If not what would be required
> to
> allow these requests to be forwarded to the underling firefox process, or
> are
> there security/anonymity implications involved and thus this feature is
> disabled?
> p.s. [$ <command> <parameters>] is my way of indicating that you launch
> <command> in the shell of your preference with non-root permissions.
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