Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#18990 new defect

Orbot status is not clearly communicated

Reported by: rillig Owned by: n8fr8
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Orbot Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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When I start Orbot on my tablet, it says:

  • Orbot is starting

This message is ok, but the onion above is already colored, which makes me think that Orbot is ready.

  • Now checking whether … (this may take up to 20 minutes)

As a newbie, I have no idea what this means and if I really have to wait 20 minutes until I can use Orbot. Therefore I’m confused.

  • The log messages (in the burger menu at the left) are not helpful at all.

Some of these messages say “Succeeded to connect to port xyz”, which I think is just an intermediate success message.

Does the message “Circuit (7) CLOSED” mean something good or bad?

All in all, I would prefer a more detailed and simpler status display, e.g. an onion that starts as a grayscale pie and turns one slice colored for every successful step. Clicking on each of the slices might(!) provide additional information for troubleshooting, but the simple case when everything works should be as easily understandable as possible.

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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by cypherpunks

Component: User ExperienceApplications/Orbot
Owner: set to n8fr8
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