Opened 5 weeks ago

Last modified 5 days ago

#32119 new defect

onboarding for "Goodbye Onion Button" could be better

Reported by: catalyst Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: ux-team, tbb-onboarding, tbb-9.0-issues, tbb-9.1.0-can, TorBrowserTeam201912
Cc: diogosergio Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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I recently upgraded to 9.0a8 and tried to follow the onboarding screens.

The "How to Request a New Identity" button seems to register the click and release, but not do anything obvious. Only after a while did I notice that the "broom" icon seemed to be outlined in pale turquoise and pulsing. (on macOS 10.12.6; on Linux it seems to be a slightly more visible pale turquoise with a non-pulsating but more visible turquoise border)

I think this is because the location of the "How to Request a New Identity" button is too far away from the actual browser toolbar, so maybe some more obvious animation or a doorhanger should be used?

Also the graphic on the right hand side of that onboarding screen seems to be missing a few elements from the toolbar, such as the bookmark star, the Security Level shield, and the search box. It's also not obvious to me what the onion icon in the yellow circle is supposed to represent.

For some reason, on Linux but not macOS, clicking on text in the onboarding screen activates a blinking vertical bar text insertion cursor (but doesn't allow editing text).

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Attachments (3)

NewIdentity_Update.2.png (1.3 MB) - added by diogosergio 11 days ago.
Fixed version.
IllustrationConcept.png (157.6 KB) - added by diogosergio 6 days ago.
NewIdentity_Update_Feedback.png (1.3 MB) - added by diogosergio 5 days ago.
Post Meeting Update.

Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 5 weeks ago by gk

Keywords: ux-team tbb-onboarding added; ux onboarding removed

comment:2 Changed 4 weeks ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-9.0-issues tbb-9.0.1-can added

comment:3 Changed 13 days ago by pili

Cc: diogosergio added

diogosergio has agreed to look into this from a UX perspective

comment:4 Changed 12 days ago by sysrqb

Keywords: tbb-9.1.0-can TorBrowserTeam201912 added; tbb-9.0.1-can removed

comment:5 Changed 11 days ago by diogosergio

Hi everyone,

I've attached a mockup I've created for this ticket. I look at the flow and it seemed pertinent to keep the same functionality that is present on the normal onboarding e.g.: New Circuit.

What do you think?

This was my first ticket, so I didn't use any template, just posting here a .png of the Artboard. Tthe copy I used to explain the New Identity was from the Support pages.


Last edited 11 days ago by diogosergio (previous) (diff)

Changed 11 days ago by diogosergio

Attachment: NewIdentity_Update.2.png added

Fixed version.

Changed 6 days ago by diogosergio

Attachment: IllustrationConcept.png added

comment:6 Changed 6 days ago by diogosergio

Added a concept for a new illustration, if we go down that route. It's just a quick mockup, not to be used in production.

Changed 5 days ago by diogosergio

Post Meeting Update.

comment:7 Changed 5 days ago by diogosergio

Hi everyone,

I've updated the proposed flow, following feedback from the meeting and created a new illustration to better represent the changes.
As always, feedback welcomed.

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