Opened 12 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#27657 new enhancement

Show .onion icon on Identity drop down?

Reported by: gk Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: ux-team
Cc: antonela, igt0 Actual Points:
Parent ID: #30025 Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor: Sponsor27-can


As a follow-up to #23247 we thought about showing the respective .onion icon on the identity box as well (instead of a version of the lock icon). See: comment:66:ticket:23247 for the idea.

However, we should deal with the fact that the HTTPS treatment in vanilla Firefox does not necessarily match the lock icons of the URL bar and the identity box 1:1.

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comment:1 Changed 10 months ago by sysrqb

Mozilla are somewhat inconsistent in this area with the UI, too. As Richard mentioned in the original ticket, when a website is loaded over TLS with active-loaded mixed content, the security indicator in the URL bar shows a gray lock icon with a yellow triangle overlaid on top of it. However, in the identity dropdown, the lock icon does not have the yellow indicator overlaid on top of it (the yellow triangle is moved down to the description).

I think the active-blocked mixed-content security indicator is a good example of how we should consider implementing this. The user is shown a green lock icon but there is a note in the dropdown mentioning some content was blocked ( Overall, I think we should continue giving the user the same assurance that their connection is onion-encrypted. I noticed the inconsistency today, and I was admittedly confused because I expected the Identity dropdown would show the onion icon, too.

comment:2 Changed 5 months ago by pili

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comment:3 Changed 5 months ago by pili

Parent ID: #30025

comment:4 Changed 5 months ago by gk

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