Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#6053 new defect

TorButton breaks functionality to have multiple homepages (startpages)

Reported by: proper Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-torbutton
Cc: Actual Points:
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Description

How to reproduce:

  1. Go to TorBrowser and open two tabs and close all other tabs (one tab should be https://check.torproject.org/ and any other one)
  2. Go to Edit -> Preferences -> General -> Use Current Pages
  3. You should see page1 | page2
  4. Press close.
  5. Test. Press the Home Button (at top right).
  6. You'll see two homepages. That's fine and the expected behavior.
  7. Close TorBrowser.
  8. Start Tor Browser.
  9. Here comes the bug: TorBrowser tries to open "page1 | page2", which will not work. It won't open two tabs.

It might be impossible / not worthy, to fix this bug. I can not say, because the TorButton update notification mechanism is not documented. (TorButton changes the homepage, #5273).

If that is so, the ability to use multiple homepages or to use a custom homepage should be blocked (greyed out), or at least, it should be documented (recommend), not to tamper with the default homepage.

Child Tickets

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by arma

Component: TorbuttonTorBrowserButton
Owner: set to mikeperry

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by mikeperry

Priority: majorminor

Roughly no one has multiple homepages. Anyone who does uses the new tab 9-thumbnail display (which you get with disk history).

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by proper

Yes, most who do that are distro packagers.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Component: TorBrowserButtonTor Browser
Keywords: tbb-torbutton added
Owner: changed from mikeperry to tbb-team

comment:5 Changed 18 months ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

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