Opened 8 years ago

Closed 10 months ago

#6192 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Toggle to save non-revealing preferences to User account

Reported by: h8a14i20QH Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: needs-triage
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Currently, the TorBrowserBundle appears to save all settings, changes and preferences to the bundle itself. Whilst this is fine for portability, the frequency and necessity of TBB updates means that users unconcerned with portability (eg. those installing it on their boot disk) have to re-apply preferences often.

I'd like to request a simple toggle (probably in Vidalia) that allows users to decide whether non-revealing preferences (ie. those preferences that do not reveal private user info) should be saved in the bundle, or in a set location in the User folder (eg. ~/Library/Application Support/TBB). Ideally, this would affect settings in:

  • Vidalia
  • Aurora (Firefox)
  • Aurora (Firefox) plugins

By default, the behaviour could either be as it currently is, or a prompt on first launch could give users' the option.

Optionally, there could be a sub-toggle that affects the location of things such as bookmarks, though with an appropriate warning regarding security and privacy implications.

Child Tickets

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Component: Tor bundles/installationTor Browser
Owner: changed from erinn to tbb-team

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:4 Changed 10 months ago by gk

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Gone with our updater.

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