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Torbutton Proxy Settings Questions

In Torbutton's Preferences/Proxy Settings, when

"Use the recommended proxy settings for my version of Firefox"


"Use Privoxy"

are selected, the following info is used and greyed out:

http proxy: / 8118
ssl proxy: / 8118
ftp proxy: blank
gopher proxy: blank
socks host: / 9050
socks v5
no proxies for:


1. Why are ftp and gopher proxy settings blank? Should not both settings match the http and ssl settings in case an ftp or gopher link is loaded for
privoxy to display an error message rather than your browser resolving ftp or gopher apart from privoxy which would leak your real connection?

2. By selecting "Use Privoxy" does this modify other hidden settings within Torbutton apart from the Proxy Settings?

3. If I'm using Torbutton and Privoxy, why should I click "Use Privoxy" rather than entering the details myself with / 8118 for everything
apart from socks settings? Would not my manually configured settings be much safer in Torbutton's Proxy Settings for use with Privoxy than Torbutton's default Privoxy configuration?
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