How To Install Tor Browser on Linux Mint 20

Install Tor Browser on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Tor Browser on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Tor Browser is an open network and free web browser that helps users to defend against traffic analysis, a type of network surveillance that threatens personal privacy and freedom, confidential business relationships, activities, and state security.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Tor Browser anonymous web surfing on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).

Install Tor Browser on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing Tor Browser on Linux Mint 20.

Now we run the following command to install the Tor Browser installer from the official page:

wget https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/10.5.2/tor-browser-linux64-10.5.2_en-US.tar.xz

Next, extract the Tar file of download Tor Browser:

tar -xvf tor-browser-linux64-10.5.2_en-US.tar.xz

Step 3. Create a Desktop shortcut for Tor.

Create a desktop shortcut for your browser by using the following command below:

nano ~/Desktop/Tor-browser.desktop

Add the following line:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Tor Browser
Exec=/opt/tor/Browser/./start-tor-browser
Icon=/opt/tor/Browser/browser/chrome/icons/default/default128.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
StartupNotify=true

After that, make the shortcut executable. You will see a shortcut on your desktop, right-click on that, and select Properties. Then under the Permissions Tab, check the box given for “Allow executing file as program” and then Close it.

Step 4. Accessing the Tor Browser on Linux Mint.

Once successfully installed, now simply double-click on the Desktop shortcut of Tor Browser whenever you want to use it.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Tor Browser. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Tor Browser anonymous web surfing on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Tor Browser website.

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