Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#23704 needs_information defect

Tor Browser seems to remember tabs *at the very moment* of a new available version

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

Hi,

Sorry if this is a duplicate, I tried to give a look but didn't find anything.
And sorry for the weird title, couldn't find anything better...

I'm not sure exactly what happened, but here is, in order, what I did/saw:

  • open tor browser (under debian stretch)
  • open a few tabs
  • "new identity"
  • open some tabs
  • "new identity"
  • open some tabs
  • close tor browser
  • see a "new version available" window
  • click on something like "yeay, let's upgrade" (maybe the upgrade *was done* and only a "restart" was expected)
  • see tor browser starting and opening the tabs I had open some time ago (not the last "identity", but the first one)

Voilà.
I probably could give more details if needed.

Oh, also, I cannot say *when* that "Upgrade available" window appeared, I only saw it when I closed Tor Browser.

I think it's a privacy issue (the tabs are stored somewhere or whatever).

Thanks

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by gk

Status: newneeds_information

Is that reproducible? If so, could you give us exact steps? https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/7.0.5/ has older bundles that could help with that.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by cypherpunks

Also do you mean _all_ the previous tabs in some session appeared or is it just a single site?

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by cypherpunks

Danger!
Related or not, but TBB 7.0.5/6 has places.history.enabled set to true by default. And now TBB 7.5a5 has it set to false as a non-default value for unknown reason!

@cpunk: "the tabs" means "several tabs".

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by gagz

Cc: gagz added
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