Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 15 months ago

#5203 new defect

Setting Tor Browser as default browser does not work in Wndows 7

Reported by: Ilja Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-usability, tbb-helpdesk-frequent, tbb-firefox-patch
Cc: Shondoit, mcs, brade Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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Description

For whatever reason, Aurora fails to establish itself as the default browser in Windows 7.

Using Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> General on Aurora 9.0.1, I press the "Check Now" button, which informs me that

"Aurora is not currently set as your default browser. Would you like to make it your default browser?"

After pressing "yes", nothing else happens, suggesting success. But there is no success, a second check shows that nothing has changed.

Whatever the reason for the failure, the Tor Browser should at least check this itself, and, in case of a failure, inform about this and suggest additional information.

It seems quite dangerous, because other applications using Tor, like Torchat, refer to the default browser if one clicks on a link. So one may click on a critical link believing that one already has established the Tor browser as the default browser.

Child Tickets

Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by mikeperry

Milestone: TorBrowserBundle 2.3.x-stable

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Shondoit

Cc: Shondoit added

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by mikeperry

Keywords: tbb-usability added
Milestone: TorBrowserBundle 2.3.x-stable
Priority: majornormal

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by mikeperry

Summary: Setting Aurora as default browser does not work in Wndows 7Setting Tor Browser as default browser does not work in Wndows 7

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by mikeperry

Keywords: tbb-helpdesk-frequent added

This is a semi-frequent helpdesk question.

This might be improved by #9173 (the browser *should* be launchable without the relativelink wrapper now), but the fact that we disable remoting (to avoid launching vanilla Firefox windows) makes this tricky. We'd need to hack the remoting code to only remote to a Tor Browser instance, and to ignore remoting requests from Firefox.

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by mcs

Cc: mcs brade added

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by erinn

Keywords: tbb-firefox-patch added

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by erinn

Component: Firefox Patch IssuesTor Browser
Owner: changed from mikeperry to tbb-team

comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by mikeperry

Set #10491 as a duplicate of this.

Last edited 3 years ago by mikeperry (previous) (diff)

comment:10 Changed 18 months ago by bugzilla

Severity: Normal

uninstall\helper.exe is used for Windows integration.
#9837

Last edited 15 months ago by bugzilla (previous) (diff)
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