Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#23128 new defect

When right clicking on a webm and clicking on open with -> Torbrowser it opens TorBrowser even though it is not set up

Reported by: Dbryrtfbcbhgf Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: mcs, brade Actual Points:
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Description

  1. Delete TorBrowser-Data folder
  2. Right clicking on a webm and clicking on open with -> Tor browser , it will open Tor browser even though tor is not set up yet

Doing step 2 when you already setup Tor Browser caused 2 browser windows to open up.
Tested on Tor browser 7.5a2

Child Tickets

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by Dbryrtfbcbhgf

Summary: When right clicking on a webm and clicking on open with -> TorbrowserWhen right clicking on a webm and clicking on open with -> Torbrowser it opens TorBrowser even though it is not set up

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by Dbryrtfbcbhgf

I tested this on macOS 10.12.6 (16G29)
And it also occurs with .gif files.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by gk

Component: Applications/Tor Browser SandboxApplications/Tor Browser
Owner: changed from yawning to tbb-team
Status: newassigned

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by gk

Cc: mcs brade added

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by mcs

Status: assignedneeds_information

This is a known issue for which we do not have a fix. In addition to a browser window that contains the file for which you chose "Open With Tor Browser", the "The "Tor Network Settings" wizard should open when the browser starts. Unfortunately, currently we do not have a way to block opening of the local file while the setup wizard is open. The good news is that no network access should be possible because the browser is configured by default to proxy everything through tor, and network access is disabled in tor until after the initial configuration is completed.

My inclination is to close this as "won't fix" unless something bad is happening from a security or privacy perspective.

Last edited 2 years ago by mcs (previous) (diff)

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by gk

Hm. Why should that be "won't fix"? Isn't this bug something we should fix (eventually) given that it is confusing and is leading to unexpected behavior (imagine the user has forgotten that they opened Tor Browser that way and is wondering now why normal browsing is not working)?

comment:7 in reply to:  6 Changed 2 years ago by mcs

Status: needs_informationnew

Replying to gk:

Hm. Why should that be "won't fix"? Isn't this bug something we should fix (eventually) given that it is confusing and is leading to unexpected behavior (imagine the user has forgotten that they opened Tor Browser that way and is wondering now why normal browsing is not working)?

The scenario you describe is possible, yes. I think I was a little too quick to move toward "won't fix." My reason was that (1) we do not know how to fix this problem right now and (2) it seems like an issue that will be rare (I assume most people open Tor Browser after they download it and do not delete their TorBrowser-Data directory). But you are right, we should keep this ticket open in the hope that we will eventually find time to fix it.

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