Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#19708 closed defect (duplicate)

Why Is Tor Being So Lazy On Theming For Tor Browser On Linux?

Reported by: torrified Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Immediate Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-usability
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

Hello,

This has been reported TWENTY ONE MONTHS AGO.

https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13592

I even provide a solution as requested and it's still not fixed.

I don't understand why something so simple as this has not been fixed?

I understand security is of the most importance here and making the application work, but having it
look like a 1999 GTK1 application too is making this look like CRAP in Linux.

From the stand point of making something look polished and professional I know what I'm talking about!

So I hope someone is PLEASE listening and will finally correct this!

I'm a Unix geek, so from the perspective of Linux/Unix at times in certain apps, you'll see this
mentality.

But in real business, when you are promoting a product, looks and presentation are very important.

Sure, I get it, what's under the hood is more important, but someone should also be taking the time,
to write up a few scripts and add a theme to the Linux browser, as an example to have it look
professional and polished.

Right now it makes me feel like no one could care less about this, and just throw the Linux crowd
whatever crap we can make for them!

Here's what I threw together as an example that could simply be added into all Linux browsers for a
theme, and I also added in a red mouse cursor to make it stand out as red, in case someone ran
Firefox and Tor at the same time, to be reminded if they are not paying attention, which is which.

As example the end-user runs the 'start.sh' script


start.sh
cd /home/foo/.tor-browser-linux64-6.0.2_en-US
./gtkrc-path

gtkrc-path
GTK2_RC_FILES=/home/foo/.tor-browser-linux64-6.0.2_en-US/gtkrc
/home/foo/.tor-browser-linux64-6.0.2_en-US/start-tor-browser.desktop

gtkrc
# Set the Gtk theme
include "/home/foo/.themes/Numix/gtk-2.0/gtkrc"

# Set the icon theme
gtk-icon-theme-name=Numix

# Set the mouse cursor
gtk-cursor-theme-name="redglass"

# Set the font
style "Newspaper"
{
font_name = "Newspaper 9"
}
widget_class "*" style "Newspaper"
gtk-font-name = "Newspaper 9"

CAN WE PLEASE FINALLY GET THIS FIXED? YES YOU COULD SAY I'VE FIXED IT, WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? THE PROBLEM
ISN'T JUST FOR ME, BUT OTHERS, OF LESS SKILL USING LINUX THAT DEAL WITH THIS! IT'S FOR EVERYONE PLEASE!

I WILL SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION, HOPING THIS TIME IT'S FINALLY FIXED AFTER MAKING
PEOPLE WAIT OVER A YEAR OR POSSIBLY MORE FOR THIS!

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-usability added; Tor Browser Bundle removed
Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Providing a patch in #13592 and setting the bug state to needs_review would speed up the process of getting it fixed considerably.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by torrified

It would be nice when replying to clarify your words.

Who's creating a patch here? I hope not I, because I'm not a Tor developer to know the way in which Tor would like to pursue this best...

And as far as fixing this, I already showed a simple way of doing this, takes like a WHOLE 5-10 mins. to implement, not 21 months...

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