Hello, right now I am on Lemmy using Tor network, with the same browser as I use for everything.

I first open the tor daemon and with a Firefox container add-on + proxy for each container add-on the same browser I can choose which website I want to use direct or Tor network connection. So I can connect directly to my bank account without Tor and the same time explore musics, articles, lemmy and browse much more stuff with privacy (even from my ISP) over Tor network without any effort.

I play all music/videos/streams over Tor browser, and it just goes 1-2 seconds lower than my direct connection. (I’m talking about simple streams, not 4K videos)

The only problem is that a lot of websites also blocks your request if you are using Tor (as JavaScript blocker if you want to access to any Cloudflare network). But it’s just a right click and open with another container if you really need to access.


Do you have a link to a guide for setting that up? I know that I can right-click on a link to open as a container. But would be cool to see how to try a setup like you have.


I don’t know any guide, it’s easy. Use https://github.com/bekh6ex/firefox-container-proxy if you trust this add-on maintainers, then install tor and run it with sudo systemctl start tor (if you have a distro with systemd). Configure the proxy to use localhost:9050 which is Tor network proxy. You can use Tor network on terminal with the package torsocks like SSH via Tor torsocks ssh user@host.com -p 1234


Thanks for the info! I am using Windows, but I downloaded the extension and tor zip for advanced Windows on their site. Created a torrc file and set it to the localhost:9050 and created a “tor” container. And just tested it with the check.torproject.org site (both with a normal tab and a “tor” container tab) with success! Good to know random things that might be very worth knowing.

In case you don’t already know, Firefox with a separate Tor connection is easier to fingerprint than an unmodified Tor Browser (unless you’ve configured Firefox to camouflage as TB)

I know about fingerprints, it is hard and breaks a lot of websites. I even got banned for suspicious activity, so it’s more headache to add this protection to your daily browsing.

What I want to tell is that you should have a main browser private and secure as possible and if someone wants to use VPN, in most of the cases Tor networks already works.

It breaks websites? Are you talking about the experimental fingerprinting protection in Firefox? By “fingerprinting”, I meant the general tracking of unique properties of your browser (settings, add-ons, user agents, etc.), not the Firefox-specific anti-fingerprinting.

I agree that Tor is better in many situations.

I am talking about faking the user-agent, screen display detection and language (I think those basically if you even allow JavaScript). For me isn’t neither a problem most of the time.

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