Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 12 days ago

#6548 new project

Improve the Usability of Tor Browser Bundle

Reported by: mikeperry Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: SponsorZ-large
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Description (last modified by mikeperry)

This is a placeholder ticket to track all of our known usability bugs with TBB in one place for funding acquisition. Many of these came from http://petsymposium.org/2012/papers/hotpets12-1-usability.pdf, but many of them are also simply obvious.

Here's all the tickets:

Ticket Component Priority Summary Owner
#21394 Core Tor/Tor Very High connection timeouts are affecting Tor Browser usability
#3667 Applications/Tor Browser High Toolbar icons non-deterministic? tbb-team
#6474 Applications/Tor Browser High Don't prompt for Offline Storage unless disk activity is enabled tbb-team
#10059 Core Tor/Tor High capture tor log messages before control connection is opened nickm
#10353 Applications/Tor Browser High Cookie Protection dialog is empty in FF24
#10388 Applications/Tor Browser High TBB should disable "New Private Window" menu option if disk history is disabled tbb-team
#10885 Applications/Tor Browser High Confusing/Conflicting Info Provided About Flash in Tor Browser, Usability Issue tbb-team
#11071 Applications/Tor Launcher High Change PT type dropdown to "China" and "Other" brade
#11222 Applications/Tor Launcher High Inform user if reachable bridges drop below a configurable fraction/number brade
#11301 Core Tor/Tor High Tor does not reconnect after network loss with guards used as bridges nickm
#13893 Applications/Tor Browser High Torbrowser crashes on start when using MS EMET 5.x gk
#14686 Webpages/Website High Consolidate or de-emphasize our many download pages cypherpunks
#14952 Applications/Tor Browser High Audit HTTP/2 and SPDY if needed tbb-team
#17879 Applications/Tor Browser High Activating the Flash Player is not working anymore since Tor Browser 5.0.5 tbb-team
#18044 Applications/Tor Browser High Prompt if Tor Browser is zoomed tbb-team
#18080 Applications/Tor Browser High CORS header 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' missing tbb-team
#18860 Applications/Tor Browser High Reply button text and text editing Dingbats in Trac are not visible on Gnu+Linux TBB tbb-team
#21204 Applications/Tor Browser High Mac Sierra Password Protected Directory tbb-team
#940 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Multiple Identity Support tbb-team
#3544 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Add to menu option for TBB tbb-team
#3546 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Disabling Third party cookies breaks some REcaptcha-using sites tbb-team
#3938 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Extension seems to interfer with new wikimedia upload wizard mikeperry
#5203 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Setting Tor Browser as default browser does not work in Wndows 7 tbb-team
#6427 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Blogger comments broken for Tor users mikeperry
#6444 Applications/Tor Browser Medium custom firefox theme for TBB tbb-team
#6944 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Yahoo! Mail does not work reliably in TorBrowser tbb-team
#7046 Applications/Tor Browser Medium TBB Comfort loader when connecting to Tor Hidden Services tbb-team
#7542 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Mailto: Gmail, does not work mikeperry
#7921 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Remove/hide fingerprintable UI options tbb-team
#9189 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Tor Browser forgets zoom level tbb-team
#9216 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Can't log in to www.autosport.com from TorBrowser mikeperry
#9516 Applications/Tor Launcher Medium Show Tor log in TorBrowser brade
#9541 Applications/Tor Browser Medium "Work Offline" button should stop/start tor (as well) tbb-team
#9675 Applications/Tor Launcher Medium Provide feedback mechanism for clock-skew and other bad problems brade
#10360 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Offline cache prompt shown; Allow button does not dismiss.
#10368 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Review and audit Mozilla Sync
#10408 Applications/Tor Browser Medium version information tbb-team
#10426 Applications/Tor Browser Medium "new identity" button causes in-progress downloads to be aborted tbb-team
#10439 Applications/Tor Launcher Medium Allow TBB 3.x to run multiple times in parallel brade
#10466 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Slow menu response of Torbrowser tbb-team
#10586 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Login problems in a forum site tbb-team
#10603 Applications/Tor Launcher Medium Make tor log available if tor exited unexpectedly brade
#10631 Applications/Tor Browser Medium LinkedIn page freezes Tor Browser
#10763 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Torbrowser does not work on FreeBSD tbb-team
#10772 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Torbutton/Noscript plugin settings ambiguous to user tbb-team
#10806 Applications/Tor Launcher Medium Tor Launcher should be able to detect proxies automatically brade
#10824 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Using Firefox UI to remember history disables third party tracking/cookie protection tbb-team
#10864 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Please create a specific “Unable to connect” page tbb-team
#10974 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Turn the “short user manual” into the Tor Browser User Manual lunar
#11180 Applications/Tor Launcher Medium Improve "Use Bridges" UI based on feedback and testing brade
#11193 Applications/Tor bundles/installation Medium Change Tor Browser Bundle to Tor Browser in package strings, download pages, and docs erinn
#11214 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Gmail talkgadget/hangouts/chat infinite loop tbb-team
#11293 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Users are not able to log into http://www.bouyguestelecom.fr/mon-compte/ tbb-team
#11294 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Users are not able to log into https://unseen.is tbb-team
#12040 Applications/Tor Launcher Medium Please make a test connection to tor SOCKS port as part as Tor Launcher brade
#12164 Applications/Tor Launcher Medium Users with no network obstacles are emailing us instead of clicking connect brade
#12514 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Tor Button does not work unless Navigation toolbar is enabled tbb-team
#12594 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Languages for displaying web pages are not saved in Options tbb-team
#12682 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Tor Browser's HTML5 canvas fingerprinting dialogue could use a "Revoke" button tbb-team
#12740 Applications/Tor Browser Medium TorButton menu items should be clearer in the UI tbb-team
#12783 Applications/Tor Launcher Medium Sort Tor Launcher's PT selection dialog based on expected reachability? brade
#12885 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Windows Jump Lists fail for Tor Browser mcs
#12979 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Opening new windows/resizing them with JavaScript should not leak screen size tbb-team
#13052 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Torbrowser window size/rendering issue tbb-team
#13309 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Make it clearer that the Tor Browser update download is happening over Tor tbb-team
#13378 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Addon icons get added/reordered in the toolbar tbb-team
#13510 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Master password can't be changed from default tbb-team
#13926 Applications/Tor Browser Medium No certificate hierarchy tbb-team
#14089 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Google Drive/Docs do not work in Tor Browser tbb-team
#14246 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Can't book room in Hotel Valencia Center with Tor Browser tbb-team
#14337 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Tabs Not All Shown in Normal View - no button to list rest tbb-team
#14389 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Improve TBB UI of hidden service client authorization tbb-team
#14393 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Users may be confused by relocated directories tbb-team
#14569 Webpages/Website Medium Download-Easy page don't make other languages obvious saint
#14633 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Default NoScript settings says "Allow Scripts Globally" is "dangerous" tbb-team
#14638 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Make it easier to add a bridge in network settings tbb-team
#14639 Applications/Tor Launcher Medium Tor Launcher configuration wizard should say something like "One time setup" brade
#14687 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Test different backgrounds for DMG install tbb-team
#14837 Applications/Tor Launcher Medium Support QRCode bridge entry and sharing in Tor Launcher brade
#14924 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Warn users before they install any addons tbb-team
#14939 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Support ipv6 addresses in Tor Circuit DIsplay tbb-team
#15030 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Tor Browser 4.5a4 does not cope with certain self signed certificate setups. tbb-team
#15153 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Warn users when websites are known to have issues with Tor tbb-team
#15163 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Some systems may cause external apps to override pdf.js? tbb-team
#15239 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Add hyperlinks in tor circuit display to show "more info" about relays tbb-team
#15537 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Tor Browser 4.5a5 fails to maximize tbb-team
#15602 Applications/Tor Browser Medium TorButton should contain an opt-out option for the enforced max screen size in TB4.5+ tbb-team
#15687 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Make Tor Browser work with AppLocker tbb-team
#15797 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Add some explanation of certificate storage being disabled tbb-team
#15908 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Compose key doesn't work when GTK_IM_MODULE=xim tbb-team
#15954 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Canvas permission and HTTP auth still use FQDN isolation tbb-team
#16188 Applications/Tor Browser Medium TorButton Cookie Dialog is Useful, Please Restore It! tbb-team
#16250 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Configuring the Torbutton in Tor Browser 4.5.1 on Mac with VoiceOver does not work! tbb-team
#16364 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Add an option to resize the browser window to the "safe default" tbb-team
#16453 Applications/Tor Browser Medium View Source doesn't work on Tor Browser with HTTP AUTH tbb-team
#16465 Applications/Tor Browser Medium windows get resized when not desired tbb-team
#16607 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Allow SVG for extensions, even on "high" security level tbb-team
#16665 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Circuit visualizer needs a cue about guards tbb-team
#16778 Applications/Tor Browser Medium "Sign In To Sync..." still appears in TBB Tools menu and about:preferences#sync mcs
#16981 Applications/Tor Browser Medium NoScript Option ma1
#17162 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Latest TorBrowser youtube LIVE bug tbb-team
#17400 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Decide how to use the multi-lingual Tor Browser in the alpha/release series tbb-team
#17449 Applications/Quality Assurance and Testing Medium Test bridges we ship in Tor Browser regularly boklm
#17545 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Cannot sign-in to Wunderlist on Tor Browser tbb-team
#17569 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Add uBlock Origin to the Tor Browser tbb-team
#17594 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Please reopen existing tabs and windows after upgrade tbb-team
#17769 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Think of ways to make Tor Browser multi-user aware tbb-team
#17871 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Loading PDF files from file:/// does not show images in them tbb-team
#18027 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Tor Browser canvas fingerprint pop up should have "not ever" option and timeout tbb-team
#18058 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Branding: Firefox logo shows up on url bar tbb-team
#18120 Applications/Tor Browser Medium UI for ExitNode country selection for this site in Torbutton tbb-team
#18135 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Make TorButton more accessible for users depending on screen readers tbb-team
#18172 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Emoji support is broken in Tor Browser 5.5 tbb-team
#18193 Applications/Tor Browser Medium It says "Click on the onion", but that's not a clickable thing. tbb-team
#18218 Applications/Tor Browser Medium The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown. (Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer) tbb-team
#18288 Applications/Tor bundles/installation Medium Sign Tor Browser binaries on Windows (not just the setup executable) erinn
#18542 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Firefox extensions are not downloable via right-click in Tor Browser tbb-team
#18583 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Tor Browser doesn't show the circuit for downloads tbb-team
#18587 Applications/Tor Browser Medium "Download an external file type" doesn't work as expected tbb-team
#18609 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Partial downloads fail silently. tbb-team
#18735 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Trying to download tools from Apple's developer site is broken tbb-team
#18948 Applications/Tor Browser Medium improve update notification UX tbb-team
#19211 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Ctrl+Shift+U shortcut on GTK systems does not work with focus on textboxes tbb-team
#19214 Applications/Tor Browser Medium After updating to TB 6.0.0, displayed search plugins reset tbb-team
#19270 Applications/Tor Browser Medium update warning on about:tor is not eye-catchy enough tbb-team
#19276 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Scrolling is slow and CPU intensive tbb-team
#19355 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Firefox bug - Moving a mouse pointer over the TBB windows is CPU intensive on Windows XP tbb-team
#19365 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Don't appear "New Tab" Button tbb-team
#19369 Applications/Tor Browser Medium On the privacy pane "Never Remember History" can't get selected tbb-team
#19757 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Make a menu to add onion and auth-cookie to TB tbb-team
#19957 Applications/Tor Launcher Medium Don't wait for Tor to start brade
#20031 Applications/Tor Browser Medium web.whatsapp.com tbb-team
#20057 Applications/Tor Browser Medium inconsistent Torbutton behavior when control port config is missing tbb-team
#20083 Applications/Tor Browser Medium `app.update.enabled` should remove updater UI elements when set to false. tbb-team
#20260 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Add mitigating action to window size warning tbb-team
#20314 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Make SVG click-to-play and support fallback tbb-team
#20321 Applications/Tor Launcher Medium Quit Tor Browser Menu Option Does Not Work from Launcher on Mac OS brade
#20639 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Bundle HTML pages inside Tor Browser tbb-team
#20744 Applications/Tor Browser Medium add 'media.source.enabled' only where JS is enabled in security settings tbb-team
#20795 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Torbrowser crashes if it can't DNS resolve the Socks5Proxy host in torrc tbb-team
#20800 Applications/Tor Browser Medium In-browser shortcuts involving Shift don't work. tbb-team
#20807 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Youtube video controls are not visible on highest security level in Tor Browser tbb-team
#20820 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Add font support for Shift-JIS tbb-team
#20842 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Proposal: Improve Tor Browser font whitelist / bundled fonts
#20967 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Show security level in Torbutton icon or make it more visible in general tbb-team
#21065 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Make it easier to switch between security levels in Tor Browser tbb-team
#21153 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Changing the security level does not reload the page anymore tbb-team
#21218 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Switch search engine on about:tor if the one in the search bar changes tbb-team
#21224 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Youtube fullscreen errorr in TBB fullscreen mode on MacOS 10.12 tbb-team
#21233 Applications/Tor Browser Medium There is no warning when resizing the tor browser window from its edges tbb-team
#21245 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Add danish (da) translation tbb-team
#21363 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Disconnect is defaulting back to DuckDuckGo which we already have as default search engine tbb-team
#21410 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Pagewise scrolling up with [Shift]+[Space] not working on some websites tbb-team
#21445 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Launching Tor Browser from the .dmg should obviously fail or install correclty, not neither tbb-team
#21528 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Tor Browser freezes when I click on button tbb-team
#21537 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Consider ignoring secure cookies for .onion addresses tbb-team
#21542 Applications/Tor Launcher Medium use Subprocess.jsm to launch tor brade
#21545 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Hide Tracking Protection checkbox on Firefox's privacy pane tbb-team
#21719 HTTPS Everywhere/EFF-HTTPS Everywhere Medium Can't copy (Ctrl+C) and make search (Ctrl+F) by formulae on feynmanlectures.caltech.edu. FF 18.0.2 works fine legind
#21802 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Login failure with Tor Browser: Error loading content, try again.
#21805 Applications/Tor Browser Medium webgl is getting blocked in low security tbb-team
#21806 Applications/Tor Browser Medium webgl hangs on Tor Browser tbb-team
#21845 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Active Reader view tbb-team
#21847 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Update copy for security slider to be consistent with the mobile experience tbb-team
#21905 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Allow third-party cookies as we are isolating them to the first party in ESR52 tbb-team
#21983 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Should we do more to discourage custom prefs and nonstandard addons? tbb-team
#22075 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Enable speech synthesis in Reader mode tbb-team
#22089 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Add Decentraleyes to slighten off a bit exit traffic and work around some CDNs blocking of Tor tbb-team
#22409 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Difficulty using with vision impairments tbb-team
#22431 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Firefox bug - Browser Console stops auto-scrolling sometimes tbb-team
#22432 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Tor Browser doesn't stop "loading" when Tor gave up tbb-team
#22513 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Tor Browser connects to the same circuit even after CONNRESET received tbb-team
#22582 Applications/Tor Browser Medium www.nexusmods.com not working properly in TOR tbb-team
#22591 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Clicking on a comment does not directly jump to it (although the blog seems to try) tbb-team
#22980 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Indicate Security Slider Level applies globally tbb-team
#22981 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Don't block audio/video on https sites under Medium Security tbb-team
#22982 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Introduce a single "adjust security" toolbar button for security slider and noscript options tbb-team
#22985 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Can we simplify and clarify click-to-play of audio/video? tbb-team
#23111 Applications/Tor Browser Medium A web page is slowing down your browser. tbb-team
#23142 Applications/Tor Browser Medium HTML <marquee> elements are broken on goftesh.com in Tor Browsr tbb-team
#23350 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Website loads endlessly if connection went back then came, while other websites work just fine if they're loaded afterwards tbb-team
#23447 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Audiobookbay login is broken in Tor Browser tbb-team
#23453 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Unable to Handle Google Groups page with 5000 Discussion Threads tbb-team
#23729 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Sound is broken on http://websdr.sp3pgx.uz.zgora.pl:8901/ tbb-team
#24014 Core Tor/Tor Medium Make exits check DNS periodically, and disable exit traffic if it fails
#24045 Metrics/Relay Search Medium Measure and map overloaded or over-weighted relays metrics-team
#24177 Applications/Tor Browser Medium screenshot command in Web Developer toolbar is broken in Tor Browser tbb-team
#24579 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Download- and Play-button are not visible on https://songs.pk tbb-team
#24620 Applications/Tor Browser Medium Can't see chat on wm.exchanger.ru tbb-team
#5782 Applications/Tor Browser Low Long links mess up some confirmation dialogs tbb-team
#7178 Applications/Tor Browser Low NoScript (2.5.7) "reset" button does not use TBB defaults tbb-team
#11406 Applications/Tor Launcher Low UI for ExitNode country selection in tor-launcher brade
#16516 Applications/Tor Browser Low TBB doesn't use page title when bookmarking by dragging globe/lock icon tbb-team
#17865 Applications/Tor Browser Low Torbrowser disappearing icons tbb-team
#10399 Applications/Tor Browser Very Low Tor Browser should be visually distinguished from Firefox to prevent user error tbb-team


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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by mikeperry

Description: modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by mikeperry

Keywords: SponsorZ-large added; SponsorZ removed

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by mikeperry

The same developer here would also work on #6549, but if the browser vendors entirely ignore privacy-by-design, #6549 will need additional development assistance in the long run.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by erinn

Component: Tor bundles/installationTor Browser
Keywords: needs-triage removed
Owner: changed from erinn to tbb-team

comment:6 Changed 12 days ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

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