This question was asked 2 years ago and answered successfully back then (Can I use TOR browser without using TOR network?), but the Tor Browser has changed since then and these old instructions are no longer fully sufficient for the current release of TB. The problem is that TB resets a few of these modified settings each time it starts so that you have to re-enter these settings over and over. It does work once you make these manual changes, but they are lost on re-start. Any solutions to make these settings permanent or otherwise achieve using the TB without the Tor network?

  • Welcome to Super User! Which settings? If you are specific about what works and what doesn't it's easier to answer :)
    – bertieb
    Sep 25, 2018 at 5:58
  • "The problem is that TB resets a few of these modified settings each time it starts..." - You did not list or detail the settings which are causing the problems. I think it makes it more difficult to provide suggestions and answers.
    – jww
    Sep 26, 2018 at 7:18
  • Possible duplicate of Can I use TOR browser without using TOR network?
    – fixer1234
    Sep 26, 2018 at 23:24

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I shameless copied this Answer from this answer and this comment, because I just tested it and it works perfectly.

  • Go to Tor BrowserAlt+TOptions → Scroll to the bottom and under "Network Proxy" select Settings"No Proxy".
  • Go to about:config in address bar → search for network.proxy.socks_remote_dns → set value to false (by double clicking) → search for extensions.torlauncher.start_tor → set value to false (by double clicking).
  • Go to about:addons in address bar → disable Torbutton and TorLauncher by clicking on the Disable button.

Changes will persist during restarts.

Other options are: install Firefox and the addons HTTPS Everywhere and NoScript or uMatrix. Go to about:preferences#privacy in the address bar and under Cookies and Site Data select Keep until: Firefox is closed and Accept Cookies: Never.

  • This seems to solve the problem. I guess should read the entire original posting including the comments. Sorry but I am unable to mark your solution as correct given my newbie status.
    – Rumboogy
    Sep 24, 2018 at 23:06
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    @Rumboogy You should always be able to mark answers to your own questions as accepted. Are you not seeing the grey checkmark underneath the up/downvote buttons?
    – Worthwelle
    Sep 26, 2018 at 20:35

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