Opened 12 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#30854 new defect

Android: Downloads are confusing

Reported by: sysrqb Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-mobile, ux-team
Cc: antonela Actual Points:
Parent ID: #33661 Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor: Sponsor58


Downloading files in Tor Browser on Android is sometimes confusing and not safe. There are two separate but related issues.


  1. Downloads are saved in the shared storage. See #26574 for more information about this and downloading files into the app's internal storage.
  2. When the app is restarted after downloading a file, the file is not listed in Tor Browser's Downloads list anymore. This is very confusing, especially because the file is still saved in the shared storage. I suspect this is because private browsing mode doesn't save state (including recent downloads).

Child Tickets

#22809newtbb-teamTor Browser does not provide red security warning for downloading executable in HTTPApplications/Tor Browser
#30855newtbb-teamAndroid: Downloads are saved in the shared storageApplications/Tor Browser
#30856newtbb-teamAndroid: Downloads are forgottenApplications/Tor Browser

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 12 months ago by sysrqb

Created child tickets, this can be a parent.

comment:2 Changed 12 months ago by pili

Cc: antonela added
Keywords: ux-team added

Anything which is confusing for users is potentially a UX issue :)

comment:3 Changed 2 months ago by antonela

Sponsor: Sponsor58

comment:4 Changed 2 months ago by antonela

I really want to work with Downloads in TBA with the aim to translate a secure download experience also to desktop. Tagging.

comment:5 Changed 2 months ago by pili

Parent ID: #33661
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