I installed Tor & Polipo via the Software Center. I followed instructions found at this question (but since the config file was 404, I used a config from Tor + Polipo 5 Minute Install Guide Ubuntu 11.10).

Tor & Polipo are working properly. I set my network to manual proxy & added the for all but socks (which is 9050). Those are the ports set in the Polipo config file. Still, neither Google Chrome nor Firefox are using Tor when I browse.

I expected to have this working in 5 minutes but it's been over an hour. I'm very confused -- What am I missing???


1 Answer 1


For Firefox you should have Torbutton. Besides integrating with SOCKS and Polipo, it comes with many security options.

It's not recommend to use Chrome with Tor.

  • Well it works now, after getting the Tor button for Firefox. I'm hopin' to use it for things outside the browser too, but as long as I can browse privately, I'll be happy. Thanks!
    – Forrest
    Mar 11, 2012 at 20:58

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.