To add the torbrowser overlay, run
layman -a torbrowser.
www-client/torbrowser. If unsure, choose
Tor Browser Launcher is intended to make Tor Browser easier to install and use for GNU/Linux users. You install 'torbrowser-launcher' from your distribution's package manager and it handles everything else:
- Downloads and installs the most recent version of Tor Browser in your language and for your computer's architecture, or launches Tor Browser if it's already installed (Tor Browser will automatically update itself)
- Certificate pins to https://www.torproject.org, so it doesn't rely on certificate authorities
- Verifies Tor Browser's signature for you, to ensure the version you downloaded was cryptographically signed by Tor developers and was not tampered with
- Adds "Tor Browser" and "Tor Browser Launcher Settings" application launcher to your desktop environment's menu
- Optionally plays a modem sound when you open Tor Browser (because Tor is so slow)
This patched Firefox build is not recommended by Tor upstream but uses the exact same sources. Use this only if you know what you are doing!
The profile folder includes pre-configuration recommended by upstream,
as well as the extensions Torbutton, NoScript and HTTPS-Everywhere.
If you want to start from scratch just remove the directory
Torbrowser uses port
9150 to connect to Tor. You can change the port
in the connection settings to match your setup.
Preferences -> Advanced -> Network -> Connection -> SOCKS Host
Advanced torbutton functionality
To get the advanced functionality of Torbutton (network information,
new identity feature),
www-client/torbrowser needs to access a control port.
Tor Network Settings and Check for Tor Browser Update functionality is not working with the
If you use
www-client/torbrowser-launcher, make sure that the environment variables from 99torbrowser.example are unset and that you don't have the system wide tor running on port
www-client/torbrowser-launcher, all menu entries are available and working.