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Re: [tor-talk] Don't use Google as default search in Tor Browser?

On 11/1/2011 5:24 PM, Tim Wilde wrote:
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On 11/1/2011 4:11 PM, Joe Btfsplk wrote:
No, I didn't.  I told it * TO * redirect (which it did), I just
didn't click the "make it permanent" box.  By my thinking, the only
way that notice should NOT have appeared again, during same
session, is if I DID check the "make it permanent" box.  Then it
would automatically redirect each time.

I told it to redirect once, w/o checking the make it permanent box.
The next search thru Google, no pop up asking to redirect or not.
Were you presented with a captcha for this second query?  If not, I
would expect that would be why the redirect code wouldn't have been
triggered; the question and redirect are relevant for queries where a
captcha is presented, not all searches.

Thanks Tim - no, didn't see a captcha on 2nd, 3rd query. Perhaps I don't understand some of Google's "process" when they get search requests coming from Tor network. True, I don't know which exit node was in use on subsequent queries (I repeated this > once).

Each of several times I typed searches from Aurora search bar, w/ GOOGLE SELECTED as search engine (not from some site's search box), the 1st time it always presented a captcha. I clicked "redirect" - but not the "make this permanent" box.

On subsequent searches in same session, w/ Google still selected as search engine, it never presented a captcha / "do you want to redirect" pop up. Maybe ?? Aurora / TBB stores the choice from the 1st attempt & assumes you want to redirect each time, after clicking it once (but if so, be no need for the "make this permanent" box)? Maybe a diff exit node was in use & Google security didn't trigger a captcha screen?
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