Tor button does not work, and Firefox stopped working!
I am using Mac OS X 10.5.8.
The Tor button suddenly broke after toggling - and it got stuck at "Tor active" state, and it became impossible to toggle it. Consequently, Firefox 3.6.10 stopped working too - it says: "This is Privoxy 3.0.6 on localhost (127.0.0.1), port 8118, enabled. Connect failed.
Your request for http://www.google.co.uk/ could not be fulfilled, because the connection to www.google.co.uk (127.0.0.1) could not be established. This is often a temporary failure, so you might just try again."
What does this mean? What is port 8118, and what does "This is Privoxy 3.0.6 on localhost (127.0.0.1), port 8118, enabled" mean? How can I solve this situation please?
I uninstalled Firefox and re-installed it, but I still get exactly the same page! I also uninstalled the Tor button, but I still get the same " "This is Privoxy 3.0.6 on localhost (127.0.0.1), port 8118, enabled. Connect failed. Etc." page.
Please can someone guide me so that I can connect to the internet and simply get to the Google page via Firefox?
I would be grateful if someone can explain to me how I can get Firefox and Tor button working again in as easy and non-technical a language as possible please.
-> Right-click on Tab Strip and unselect All Unwanted/Incompatible Toolbars
-> click the Firefox button, go to History Menu and click Clear Recent History... -> Time range to clear: select "EVERYTHING" -> click Details (small arrow) button -> place Checkmarks on Cookies, Cache -> click Clear Now
-> click the Firefox button, click Options -> go to General section -> in Startup section click Reset to Default button