Opened 5 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 21 months ago

#18179 closed defect (fixed)

Tor Browser ignores bookmark changes after downloading update

Reported by: teor Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-usability, tbb-updater
Cc: gk Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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The last few times I have updated Tor Browser, it has let me make changes to bookmarks after it downloaded the update, but has discarded those changes after it relaunched.

So every time I update, I lose all bookmark changes between the update download, and the update being applied.

I've used the incremental auto-updater on the released version.
I'm now using Tor Browser 5.5 on OS X 10.11.2.

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by teor

Apparently the updater makes a copy of the browser directory. That could explain this behaviour.

See for a more detailed explanation, and the following comment for a workaround.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by gk

Cc: gk added

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by mcs

As part of the work that Kathy and I are doing for #13252, we will hopefully be moving the user profile out of the .app bundle on Mac OS. That will fix this problem because the profile (and therefore the user's bookmarks) will no longer be within a directory that is involved in the update process. Eventually we will want to do the same on all platforms in order to be more like Firefox and to avoid issues such as this one.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-usability added

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by gk

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

We are done here for macOS I think.

Last edited 3 years ago by gk (previous) (diff)

comment:6 Changed 21 months ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-updater added
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