Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#10952 reopened defect

Tor Browser leaves developer windows open after New Identity

Reported by: anon Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-newnym, tbb-torbutton
Cc: gk, brade, mcs Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:


When you open menu entry "View Page Source" from a web page, a new window will open showing the source code.
Then, when you select new identity from the onion menu, all tabs are cleared BUT that page/window with source code will stay there, it's not closed.

Tor Browser 3.5.2

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Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by gk

Cc: gk added
Component: - Select a componentTorBrowserButton
Keywords: tbb-newnym tbb-usability added
Owner: set to mikeperry

Note: that happens for an open browser/error console as well.

comment:2 Changed 5 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

Keywords: tbb-usability removed
Summary: View Page Source Tor Browser 3.5.2Tor Browser leaves developer windows open after New Identity

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Severity: Normal

#18033 is a duplicate, see #5309 as well.

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by mcs

Cc: brade mcs added

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by mcs

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Using Tor Browser 6.5, I cannot reproduce this problem for "View Page Source" windows.
I think it is okay to leave the Browser Console and other non-content windows open across the New Identity transition, but if anyone disagrees please reopen this ticket.

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by gk

Resolution: worksforme
Status: closedreopened

We are already closing the current window for added safety and I think we should do this for any other window as well. It leaves out whole classes of corner cases nobody else but us would be caring about by providing always a clean slate.

And, given the bunch of duplicates over time it seems confusing to users that windows stay open between sessions while the main window is going away.

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by gk

FWIW: This happens for the about window as well:

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