How to use Tor with any Linux App

I currently prefer Chrome to Firefox, and I wanted to use Tor without having to download the whole tor browser bundle. Surprisingly, that was a piece of cake!

All I did was the following:

“sudo apt-get install tor”

It runs by default on port 9050, so all you have to do now is configure any of your apps to use Socks5 proxy and pointing them at localhost with port 9050.

Note: I used Proxy SwitchySharp on Chrome to quickly move between a direct connection and a Tor one.

Note: It’s by the way added to your system startup apps, so you can use bum or similar to disable its autostart

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Software Engineer, OSS & Linux Geek
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