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Re: [tor-talk] 'external application is needed'

On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:56:31 -0800 (PST)
Mersenne Tee <mersenne12@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> When you download something say for example tor and you get the pop up message "external application is needed to handle" etc etc if you click the 'launch application' button does that mean you may lose tor protection and thus downloading with tor isn't safe?

This is some kind of bug in TorBrowser/TorButton/Firefox.  It will actually just download (using your existing Firefox-Tor connection) and save the file when you click "launch application".

If you then launch an application to view the saved file, of course that application is not necessarily guaranteed to be using Tor for any internet access, unless you are running something like Tails.
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