Opened 6 years ago

Closed 7 months ago

#13854 closed defect (worksforme)

"view page source" isn't cleared/cleaned when click "create new identity"

Reported by: cypherpunks-duplicate Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-newnym
Cc: gk Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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I have noticed that if I right click in a webpage and chose "View Page Source" it will give me a new window with the source of that page, but that window isn't closed or cleaned right away if I close the browser or click "create new identity". It should, because leaving it opened could lead to some unwated situations (like someone coming on the computer and seeing we were inspecting

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by gk

Cc: gk added
Keywords: tbb-newnym added

We might want to close the brower console, too, if it is open while we are at it.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:3 Changed 7 months ago by Thorin

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

  • FF59-: if true would open the source in a dedicated view-source UI. The pref was removed in FF60 [1]
  • FF68+: if true, it now uses a new window (rather than a current window tab). The pref was added back in FF68 [2]


New identity for Tor Browser closes all " browsing windows" regardless of the pref and the dedicated view-source UI was removed

Also, FYI: this item is listed under #10952 to do with things not getting closed.

Closing as worksforme

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