Opened 6 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#33154 assigned enhancement

Correct Support documentation that incorrectly states there is currently no supported method for setting Tor Browser as your default browser.

Reported by: monmire Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Community/Tor Support Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: support, mac, docshackathon
Cc: ggus Actual Points:
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Description (last modified by emmapeel)

Tor Support Portal Can I set Tor Browser as my default browser? There is currently no supported method for setting Tor Browser as your default browser.


On macOS Catalina Version 10.15.3, users of Tor Browser 9.0.4 can set Tor Browser as the default browser:


Apple SSD (or Apple HDD) > Applications > System Preferences.app > General > Default web browser: Tor Browser.app


After a macOS user sets Tor Browser as the default browser, the user can read the following confirmation in Tor Browser:


Tor Browser > Preferences > General > Startup > Tor Browser is currently your default browser

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 5 months ago by emmapeel

Keywords: support mac docshackathon added; Tor Support Portal Tor Browser as default browser-issue removed

comment:2 Changed 5 months ago by emmapeel

Owner: changed from ggus to tbb-team
Status: newassigned

As Gus has just said on irc, it would be nice if the tbb-team checks on this proposal before changing the docs. At the moment, we recommend all users not to rely on the 'default browser', because some applications do not respect it, and you could end up accidentally opening a link on another browser than Tor Browser.

comment:3 Changed 5 months ago by emmapeel

Description: modified (diff)
Summary: Edit incorrect Support documentation that incorrectly states there is currently no supported method for setting Tor Browser as your default browser. macOS users can set Tor Browser as the default browser.Correct Support documentation that incorrectly states there is currently no supported method for setting Tor Browser as your default browser.

OK, I have corrected the outdated information, with

https://github.com/torproject/support/pull/118

(plz review)

But I am not sure we should encourage users to set up TBB as their default browser. Also, a macOS user should check the instructions

Last edited 5 months ago by emmapeel (previous) (diff)
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