Opened 6 months ago

Last modified 6 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: Points:
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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

#30855newtbb-teamAndroid: Downloads are saved in the shared storageApplications/Tor Browser
#30856newtbb-teamAndroid: Downloads are forgottenApplications/Tor Browser

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 6 months ago by sysrqb

Created child tickets, this can be a parent.

comment:2 Changed 6 months ago by pili

Cc: antonela added
Keywords: ux-team added

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

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