Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#16784 new defect

Share button - Tor Browser 4.5.3 -> 5.0 Mozilla Updater

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: brade, mcs Actual Points:
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A user (iddqd) joined the #tor IRC channel questioning the inclusion of a 'share' button in the tor browser.

Unable to see a similar problem, we suggested something had changed in the users settings. However upon further investigation I was able to reproduce the buttons appearance by upgrading from 4.5.3 (linux, 64bit, en_US) tor browser to 5.0 through the native mozilla updater.

The button appeared to be greyed out and unusable however other users are reporting slight differences with it's appearance to them and their ability to interact with it.

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by mcs

Cc: brade mcs added

Here is some additional data: I was not able to reproduce this problem on Mac OS. After upgrading from TB 4.5.3 to 5.0, the Share button was safely tucked away inside the browser's set of "Additional Tools and Features" (available from the hamburger menu when you choose "Customize"). Also, after I manually moved the Share toolbar item to the toolbar, it remained disabled. I don't remember if we did anything during the TB 5.0 development cycle to disable the share button. Looking at the code, it may be that it is always disabled in private browsing mode, but turning off PBM did not re-enable it for me.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

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