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Re: [tor-talk] Tor Browser is already running



Heya!

On 06/15/2015 02:39 AM, Colin Arnott 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?

Wondering if there isn't some "--no-remote" option passed by default… ?
This would prevent any firefox to accept the commands you proposed.

Cheers,

C.

> 
> 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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