the machine is running ubuntu 16.04. Firefox is the standart browser (59.0).
Tor (english, 64 bit) has been installed today from https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en using this as guidiance https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Tor/Installation/#Tor-Browser-Bundle-Webdownload
It is up and running, but in the unity taskbar it shows as a firefox window (started via the icon that was created when extracting to the VirtualBox folder (green globe), as intended). When launching Tor it opens a firefox icon on the taskbar, but also a Tor icon with a pulsating green background. It vanishes as soon as a connection is established. start-tor-browser has been made executable.
After testing on showip.net, both windows have a different IP address. Tor-Browser appears as Firefox in the Unity Launcher referes to the problem, but the torbrowser.desktop cannot be found in the folder. There is a file called applications.ini in ~/Tor(renamed tor-browser_en-US)/Browser, but it states that the file is not used in the first line. Unity launcher: Tor Browser opens as Firefox icon also referes to a similar problem, but i have not yet tried the first answer given. Is it safe to try?
So: I click the green globe to open Tor, a window pops up stating that the connection is beeing established, then the Tor browser window shows as a firefox icon in the taskbar (when a normal firefox window is also open, it shows as a second window (small triangle) on the firefox icon. Hope this clarifies.
How can Tor be instucted to open with the Tor-Icon, seperated from Firefox in the launcher to prevent usage of the wrong window?
The Tor launchpad has not worked for me, i get errno 2 (#507) in the terminal log when trying to install (with the progress bar stuck at 0%).
Thanks in advance.