Running Tor Browser as a Proxy on OSX

WARNING: This is not a recommended configuration for using Chrome and Tor, but is a convenient way to get your Chrome browser talking to Tor hidden services. A much more secure method is to use the instructions for setting up virtual machines which can be found  here.

These steps describe a way that you can easily get your Chrome browser to talk to the Tor network using the Tor Browser as a proxy. It assumes you have downloaded and installed Chrome, the Tor Browser and Hunchly.

1. Shut down Chrome (right-click in Dock, and select Quit).

2. Run Tor Browser and ensure it starts and registers with the Tor network properly.

3. Open Terminal found in Applications->Utilities->Terminal

4. Paste the following command into Terminal, and hit enter. Ensure all of it is contained on one line when you paste:

/Applications/Google\\ Chrome --proxy-server="socks5://localhost:9150" --host-resolver-rules="MAP * ~NOTFOUND , EXCLUDE localhost"
This should now pop open your Chrome browser, and it should be connected to Tor. 
5. Test that you are connected to the Tor network by visiting:
Now you can do browsing and evidence capture using Hunchly like you normally would. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out:

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