I've set up Tor on my system with torsocks by adding 127.0.0.1:9050 to Ubuntu's network proxy settings (set to manual). I can confirm this works as intended by comparing IP addresses and using https://check.torproject.org/
However, while I wish to use a system-wide Tor connection at certain times, I also want to be able to run a normal connection for when security and privacy are not crucial.
In the Android variant (OrBot), you are able to connect to the Tor network, and maintain that connection, but you also have a "VPN Mode" toggle, which is what determines whether a standard or a Tor connection is being made.
This is essentially the functionality I am looking for; a way to quickly and conveniently toggle between Tor and standard connections with a single click or by setting a hotkey.