Update caused Tor private window to not work properly

Description of the issue:
Tor private window hasn’t worked since the latest update. Try to search for anything, the “circle” just spins, and nothing else happens.
How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Try searching for anything in the Tor private window

Expected result:
The search would actually happen, subsequently getting results for the search.

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Latest version

Additional Information:
This problem happened immediately after receiving the update (a month ago). Now the Tor private window is dead and useless.

Hey @Pheideaux,

I’ve got a few questions and suggestions to see what the problem might be. Keep in mind that, due to the nature of TOR, your browsing will be slower than using a normal browser.

  1. Are you running a VPN as well?
  2. What version of Windows are you using?
  3. Try clearing your cache.
  4. Closing and reopening Brave might help.
  5. If those don’t work, try downloading a new installer from the Brave website and installing it again. Do not delete the application you’ve already downloaded if you want to keep your data → https://brave.com/
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  1. No VPN, 2) Windows 7 (Win 8+ are out of the question) 3) It happens even after clearing the cache 4)That doesn’t help at all 5) New installer doesn’t help, just more crap to download.

Could you please share a screenshot of the new tab page in a Tor window?

In particular, this block here:
Screenshot from 2021-05-10 14-39-57

It looks like it did when it worked normally, except the Tor status is “disconnected”. Nowhere was found any way to reconnect Tor in “settings”.

I think it’s possible you’re running into this problem:

We have a work-around for this going into Brave 1.26. It will allow you to clear the Tor state by turning the feature OFF and ON again. Right now, there’s no way to fix it without deleting the Tor directory inside your browser profile.

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