[tor-talk] Launching new tabs in existing TBB from the shell

Rusty Bird rustybird at net-c.com
Sat Feb 17 20:28:05 UTC 2018

Lars Noodén:
> On 02/17/2018 07:52 PM, Rusty Bird wrote:

> > $ ./Browser/start-tor-browser --allow-remote  # for the master process
> > $ ./Browser/start-tor-browser --allow-remote --new-tab example.com

> Thanks, I've tried those before.  When launching with --new-tab:
> $ ./Browser/start-tor-browser --allow-remote --new-tab  example.com
> It complains with the following popup dialog and does not open any new tabs:
> 	"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."
> The --allow-remote --new-tab method works fine with unmodified Firefox,
> just not with TBB.

Strange, it works here with TB 7.5 on Whonix. If you really started
the _master_ process (not just the tab opener!) using --allow-remote
as well, then I don't know what's happening. Maybe try "ps -ef | grep
firefox" to verify that the parameter has been passed to the firefox

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