Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#27516 closed defect (duplicate)

New Identity hotkey/keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+U) is inhibited while cursor is in a text box

Reported by: abie2E Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: fingerprinting
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Since the TBB 8.0 update, I now use the keyboard shortcut/hotkey to select New Identity (previously I used the menu path in the TorButton, whose removal I believe is misguided - but I digress).

But the hotkey doesn't work if the text cursor is in a text input area on a web page, it seems. And in some cases it even just outputs the letter "U" into that input, which is potentially even a fingerprinting information leak in some contexts. It also jeopardizes users who may have to quickly conceal their private activities, who would use this keyboard shortcut as a kind of "Boss Key" as was found on old computer games.

I believe that this hotkey should work at all times and in all contexts as long as a Tor Browser window is in focus.

Thank you to all who contribute to this wonderful and important project. Do not be dissuaded from your courageous work.

Related: #17599

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by gk

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

I guess you are on Linux? That's #19211 then. FWIW: regarding the New Identity removal that's part of the Torbutton streamlining. We want to get rid of the extension in the near future. There will be a dedicated New Identity button on the toolbar as this is an important functionality. The item in the hamburger menu is just thought as a fallback.

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