Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#6428 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Replace the NoScript Snake with a less scary click-to-play logo

Reported by: mikeperry Owned by: mikeperry
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: TorBrowserButton Version:
Severity: Keywords: tbb-bounty tbb-usability
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I'm not 100% sure, but I think that with some XUL gymnastics, we should be able to replace the NoScript Click-To-Play Snake barrier with a less scary play button and a localized "Click to Play" string on a dark grey background instead of the jarring puke-tan we have now.

We could also patch NoScript during TBB build, I guess.. But patching it dynamically from Torbutton might actually be less painful and more stable.

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comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Oh, and also I think we should probably disable the crazy confirmation popup on click. The urls it contains are almost always illegible razor wire.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Keywords: tbb-bounty added

The confirmation is disabled via the pref.

Also, before attempting this hack, we should at least ponder how much harder it would be to add native click-to-play support to Tor Browser itself.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Priority: normalmajor

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by runa

Have you discussed this with the NoScript developers? It could be that they are open to changing the snake to something more friendly-looking.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Giorgio is Cc'd. In the past, I've mentioned the usability issues people have when they see the snake to him, but I don't think it's high priority for him. Either that, or he likes his logo more than any issues people may have when they encounter it on random webpages. After all, most people who install NoScript themselves will at least have seen the logo once before... (Unfortunately for our userbase that is not usually the case).

However, Firefox 17 now has its own click-to-play barrier which is a bit more friendly and intuitive (it contains a play button). Unfortunately it doesn't cover video/audio objects. It might be simpler to just make it work with HTML5 video and the canvas than hacking NoScript.

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

This click-to-play is now gone for all but WebGL. Dup of #8386, I guess?

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