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    <h1>Running the Tor client on Mac OS X</h1>
    <h2>Note that these are the installation instructions for running
    a Tor client. The easiest way to do this is to simply download the
    <a href="<page projects/torbrowser>">Tor Browser Bundle</a> and you
    are done.
    <a id="installing"></a>
    <h2><a class="anchor" href="#installing">Step One: Download and Install Tor</a></h2>
    The install for Macintosh OS X bundles <a href="<page index>">Tor</a>,
    <a href="<page projects/vidalia>">Vidalia</a> (a graphical interface
    for Tor), <a href="<page torbutton/index>">Torbutton</a>, into one
    package, with the three applications pre-configured to work together.
    Download either the <a href="<page download/download>#mac">stable</a>
    or the <a href="<page download/download>#mac">experimental</a>
    version of the OS X bundle, or look for more options on the <a
    href="<page download/download>">download page</a>.
    <p>Once you've downloaded the dmg, double-click and let it mount.
    Browse to the now open Vidalia Bundle in Finder.  It's easy to
    install the bundle; simply drag and drop the Vidalia onion icon to the
    Applications folder.  Optionally, double click the "install torbutton"
    script and let it install torbutton into Firefox.</p>
    <p>When you are finished installing, you can start Vidalia by
    selecting its icon from your Applications folder. A dark onion with a
    red X in your dock means Tor is not currently running. You can start
    Tor by selecting Start from the "Tor" menu at the top of your screen.
    <p>When Tor is running, Vidalia's dock icon will look like the following:
    <p><img alt="vidalia running tor"
    src="$(IMGROOT)/screenshot-osx-vidalia.png" /></p>
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    <h2><a class="anchor" href="#using">Step Two: Configure your applications to use Tor</a></h2>
    <p>After installing, you need to configure your applications to use
    them. The first step is to set up web browsing.</p>
    <p>You should use Tor with Firefox and Torbutton, for best safety.
    Torbutton was installed for you.  Click on the red "Tor Disabled"
    toggle button to turn Tor on, and you're all set: </p>
    <p><img alt="Torbutton plugin for Firefox"
    src="$(IMGROOT)/screenshot-torbutton.png" /></p>
    <p> If you plan to run Firefox on a different computer than Tor,
    see the <a href="<wikifaq>#SocksListenAddress">FAQ entry for running
    Tor on a different computer</a>.  </p>
    <p>To use SOCKS directly (for instant messaging, Jabber, IRC, etc),
    you can point your application directly at Tor (localhost
    port 9050), but see <a href="<wikifaq>#SOCKSAndDNS">this FAQ
    entry</a> for why this may be dangerous. For applications
    that support neither SOCKS nor HTTP, take a look at <a
    <p>For information on how to Torify other applications, check out the
    <a href="<wiki>doc/TorifyHOWTO">Torify HOWTO</a>.
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    <h2><a class="anchor" href="#verify">Step Three: Make sure it's working</a></h2>
    Next, you should try using your browser with Tor and make
    sure that your IP address is being anonymized. Click on <a
    href="https://check.torproject.org/">the Tor detector</a> and see
    whether it thinks you're using Tor or not.  (If that site is down,
    see <a href="<wikifaq>#IsMyConnectionPrivate">this FAQ entry</a>
    for more suggestions on how to test your Tor.)
    <p>If you have a personal firewall that limits your computer's
    ability to connect to itself, be sure to allow connections from
    your local applications to local port 9050. If your
    firewall blocks outgoing connections, punch a hole so it can
    connect to at least TCP ports 80 and 443, and then see <a
    href="<wikifaq>#FirewalledClient">this FAQ entry</a>.
    <p>If it's still not working, look at <a
    href="<page docs/faq>#DoesntWork">this FAQ entry</a> for hints.</p>
    Once it's working, learn more about <a href="<page
    download/download>#Warning">what Tor does and does not offer</a>.
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    <h2><a class="anchor" href="#relay">Step Four: Configure it as a relay</a></h2>
    <p>The Tor network relies on volunteers to donate bandwidth. The more
    people who run relays, the faster the Tor network will be. If you have
    at least 20 kilobytes/s each way, please help out Tor by configuring your
    Tor to be a relay too. We have many features that make Tor relays easy
    and convenient, including rate limiting for bandwidth, exit policies so
    you can limit your exposure to abuse complaints, and support for dynamic
    IP addresses.</p>
    <p>Having relays in many different places on the Internet is what
    makes Tor users secure. <a href="<wikifaq>#RelayAnonymity">You may
    also get stronger anonymity yourself</a>, since remote sites can't
    know whether connections originated at your computer or were relayed
    from others.</p>
    <p>Read more at our <a href="<page docs/tor-doc-relay>">Configuring a relay</a>
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    <h2><a class="anchor" href="#uninstall">How To Uninstall Tor and Polipo</a></h2>
    <p>There are two ways to uninstall the bundle from your computer,
    using Finder or a command line or Terminal-based uninstaller.
    If you want to remove Tor on OSX, here's how:</p>
    <p>Change your application proxy settings back to their original
    values.  If you just want to stop using Tor, you can end at this
    <p>If you want to completely remove Tor, and your account has Admin
    Privileges, then proceed as follows:</p>
    <li>Open Finder and click on Applications.</li>
    <li>Drag /Applications/Vidalia to the Trash.</li>
    <li>Remove /Library/Torbutton from your system.</li>
    <li>In your User or home directory, go to Library, remove the Vidalia
    <p>Tor and Vidalia are now completely removed from your system.</p>
    <p>If you're familiar with the command line or Terminal, you can
    manually type the following:</p>
    <li>rm -r /Applications/Vidalia.app</li>
    <li>rm -r /Library/Torbutton</li>
    <li>rm -r ~/Library/Vidalia</li>
    <li>rm -r ~/.tor</li>
    <p>If you have suggestions for improving this document, please <a
    href="<page about/contact>">send them to us</a>. Thanks!</p>
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