Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 21 months ago

#18948 new defect

"Check for Tor Browser Update" label should by dynamic

Reported by: mcs Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-usability, tbb-update
Cc: weasel, tbb-team, brade, tseretni-rmd Actual Points:
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As discussed on IRC, it is a little irritating (and potentially confusing) that Tor Browser displays "WARNING: this browser is out of date" but then directs users to choose "Check for Tor Browser Update" (clearly, the browser already knows that there is an update available).

We could change the text of that Torbutton menu item to "Update Tor Browser" in this situation or we could go even further and add an "Update Now" button to the about:tor page.

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-usability added

Note, though, that we don't have updates for our nightly channel currently.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by dmr

Cc: dmr added

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by dmr

Cc: dmr removed

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by tseretni-rmd

Cc: tseretni-rmd added

comment:5 Changed 21 months ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-updater added

comment:6 Changed 21 months ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-update added; tbb-updater removed

Renaming keyword to make it a bit broader

comment:7 Changed 21 months ago by mcs

Summary: improve update notification UX"Check for Tor Browser Update" label should by dynamic

The update notification on about:tor has been removed, but it would still be good to change the menu item label to track the update status. One approach would be to use the same strings as are shown in the app menu, i.e.:

  • Check for Tor Browser Update
  • Download Tor Browser update (show this when we know an update is available)
  • Downloading Tor Browser update
  • Restart to update Tor Browser

However, we should delay working on this until after #10760 is further along.

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