Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#10491 closed defect (duplicate)

TorBrowser integration in a desktop enviroment

Reported by: torland Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Keywords: tbb-3.5, tbb-usability, tbb-torbutton
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I use TBB 3.5 as my default browser. The browsing experience over Tor network is for me almost the same as with normal FF. What I am missing as a user is the integration into my desktop environment.

If have set TBB in my desktop as the default browser application. When I read a email with a link in it (or when I click in any other application on a link), I want that the URL opens with TBB by default. Because the TBB start script does not pass parameters to the FF instance at the moment, clicking on a link in an email just opens a blank TBB.

There is a bug #10472 filed that provides a patch for passing parameters to TBB. But it only works if no TBB instance is running. If I have a TBB already open I get the message:

"Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system."

Child Tickets

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by mikeperry

Keywords: tbb-usability added

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Component: TorBrowserButtonTor Browser
Keywords: tbb-torbutton added
Owner: changed from mikeperry to tbb-team

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by mikeperry

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

I am going to call this a dup of #5203.

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