Ever since FF3 came out of the oven, we’ve all heard the complaints about Torbutton and its functionality (or lack thereof). Well Torbutton did serve its purpose in FF2, but not so much in FF3.
FoxyProxy doesn’t have these problems (last I checked).
To use Tor with FoxyProxy, first download Tor. Select the “stable” bundle. When installing, select Only Tor and Vidalia.
Tor is required, of course. And Vidalia gives you a nice interface to browse your connections and the network.
Then download FoxyProxy. Use Firefox to browse the link so you can install with one click.
Once installed and restarted, FF will show the FP button on the lower right corner of the browser. Click that, which will bring up the Options. Select Tor in the mode selection.
Torbutton (along with Privoxy in the bundle) used to be a nice and simple way to stay secure. Unfortunately FF3 was too good to refuse and TB couldn’t keep up.
The same goes for plugins such as Adobe, Flash, Silverlight etc…