Opened 20 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#28786 new enhancement

Allow customizing Tor instance in Tor Browser on mobile

Reported by: dimqua Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-mobile, ux-team, tbb-parity, user-feedback, blog, TorBrowserTeamTriaged, post-fenix-migration
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: #30994 Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor: Sponsor58

Description

Could you add an option to disable automatic startup of built-in Orbot in Tor Browser for Android?

I prefer do not use Orbot and use Termux's tor package instead.

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Change History (16)

comment:1 Changed 20 months ago by gk

Keywords: tbb.mobile added

Do you have a link to that package?

comment:2 Changed 20 months ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-mobile added; tbb.mobile removed

comment:4 Changed 16 months ago by sysrqb

Keywords: ux-team added

This is similar, but not exactly a duplicate of #29031. We'll need to think about the UI/UX for this, and how we can integrate it into the new configuration screens.

comment:5 Changed 15 months ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-parity added
Priority: LowMedium
Severity: MinorNormal

That works on desktop, so setting tbb-parity.

comment:6 Changed 14 months ago by gk

Summary: Allow to disable Orbot in Tor BrowserAllow to disable Tor in Tor Browser on mobile

comment:7 Changed 14 months ago by wayward

Keywords: user-feedback added
Summary: Allow to disable Tor in Tor Browser on mobileAllow to disable Orbot in Tor Browser
Last edited 14 months ago by wayward (previous) (diff)

comment:8 Changed 14 months ago by wayward

Keywords: blog added

comment:9 Changed 14 months ago by sysrqb

Summary: Allow to disable Orbot in Tor BrowserAllow to disable Tor in Tor Browser on mobile

Let's call it "Tor" in the ticket's description, even if people are calling it "Orbot" (I'll leave the original summary).

Orbot is an independent app the Guardian Project created. We copied and integrating that app into Tor Browser on Android during the initial development process, but we don't include "Orbot" anymore.

We can add an option for power users for using another tor instance (and not launching our own).

comment:10 Changed 14 months ago by gk

#30843 is a duplicate.

comment:11 Changed 13 months ago by sysrqb

Parent ID: #30994

comment:13 Changed 9 months ago by sysrqb

Keywords: fenix-migration TorBrowserTeamTriaged added

comment:14 Changed 7 months ago by sysrqb

Dupe #32923

comment:15 Changed 6 months ago by sysrqb

Keywords: post-fenix-migration added; fenix-migration removed

Renaming 'fenix-migration' as 'post-fenix-migration'

comment:16 Changed 4 months ago by antonela

Sponsor: Sponsor58
Summary: Allow to disable Tor in Tor Browser on mobileAllow customizing Tor instance in Tor Browser on mobile

Renaming this ticket. Disabling Tor (whatever implementation you want) is not allowed. But we can allow power users to configure and customize their Tor instance.

Adding S58 as a wish.

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