Since the availability of Private Tabs with Tor was announced I’ve rarely been able to connect using the feature.
When trying to use it, with few exceptions, I have seen the following appear:
“Unable to connect to the TOR network. Brave could not make a connection to the Tor network. Disable Tor to continue private browsing without Tor protection.”
So I disabled TOR and just used a standard Private tab.
However, the result of my last attempt left me wondering whether the error messages may actually have been incorrect.
This time, instead of disabling Tor and continuing in a normal Private tab, I pressed ‘esc’, assuming that would abort. Immediately after that I noticed a message in the URL line informing that a connection was being made and showing the progress toward making the connection (as a percentage).
I then tried to open another Tor tab and this time one opened right away.
Guess I will keep trying this to see whether hitting ‘esc’ has the same result when Tor appears to fail.