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

On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 04:42:52PM -0800, keb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote 0.9K bytes in 0 lines about:
: 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".

Actually, it's on purpose. See 3.1.3 in

"External apps, if launched automatically, can be induced to load files
that perform network activity. In order to prevent this, Torbutton
installs a component to provide the user with a popup whenever the
browser attempts to launch a helper app. Additionally, due primarily to
an issue with Ubuntu Unity, url-based drag and drop is filtered by this
component. Unity was pre-fetching URLs without using the browser's proxy
settings during a drag action, even if the drop was ultimately canceled
by the user. "

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