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A new version of Tails, a portable operating system that offers security from snooping and censorship, has been released.

Tails 5.19

New features

Closing a Tor circuit from Onion Circuits

You can now close a given Tor circuit from the Onion Circuits interface. This can help replace a particularly slow Tor circuit or troubleshoot issues on the Tor network.


To close a Tor circuit:

  1. Connect to the Tor network.

  2. Choose Tor_connected ▸ Open Onion Circuits in the top navigation bar.

  3. Right-click (on Mac, click with two fingers) on the circuit that you want to close.

  4. Choose Close this circuit in the shortcut menu.

    When you close a circuit that is being used by an application, your application gets disconnected from this destination service.

    For example, when you close a circuit while Tor Browser is downloading a file, the download fails.

  5. If you connect to the same destination server again, Tor uses a different circuit to replace the circuit that you closed.

    For example, if you download the same file again, Tor uses a new circuit.

Addition of sq-keyring-linter

At the request of people who use  SecureDrop to provide secure whistleblowing platforms across the world, we added the  sq-keyring-linter package. sq-keyring-linter improves the cryptographic parameters of PGP keys stored in their airgapped machines.

Changes and updates

  • Update Tor Browser to  13.0.1.

  • Update the Tor client to

  • Update Thunderbird to  115.4.1.

  • Update the Linux kernel to 6.1.55.

Fixed problems

For more details, read our  changelog.

Known issues

None specific to this release.

See the list of  long-standing issues.

Tails 5.19