Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#10588 closed defect (fixed)

TorBirdy: Preferences not restored

Reported by: novice1 Owned by: sukhbir
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/TorBirdy Version:
Severity: Keywords: TorBirdy
Cc: Actual Points:
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(Thunderbird 24.2.0 / TorBirdy 0.1.2)

According to the TorBirdy documentation: "The preferences that TorBirdy changes are restored to their original values when it is uninstalled or disabled, thus restoring your Thunderbird's state to exactly what it was prior to TorBirdy's installation."

This does not appear correct. It does not take into account preferences that were changed _prior_ to TorBirdy's installation - it restores instead Thunderbird's *default* settings.

For example, prior to installation, the following preferences were set:

  • Show message body as: Plain Text
  • Display Attachments Inline: Disabled
  • View\Toolbars\Quick Filter Bar: Disabled

After installation, *every time* TorBirdy is disabled, these settings are not saved, and preferences are returned to Thunderbird defaults, not the user's own defaults.

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by sukhbir

Owner: changed from ioerror to sukhbir
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by sukhbir

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Thanks for this ticket -- the issue has now been fixed (in develop branch). The reason for this is that initially when we started, we were not focusing on restoring the preferences we were enforcing (other than the account and proxy settings) but rather setting them to Thunderbird's default. But clearly, we should be restoring everything to the user's default settings rather than restoring Thunderbird's defaults, which is now the case.

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