Opened 6 years ago

Closed 9 months ago

#6944 closed defect (user disappeared)

Yahoo! Mail does not work reliably in TorBrowser

Reported by: matti Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version: Tor: 0.2.2.39
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-usability-website, tbb-torbutton
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Description

Yahoo! Mail does not work reliably in TorBrowser. The arrow icon "Next Message" and Inbox link often fail. This happened on Windows Vista.

Child Tickets

Change History (12)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by matti

Component: TorBrowserButtonFirefox Patch Issues

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by mikeperry

I'm not a yahoo mail user, and I'm the only person working on the browser right now. This is unlikely to get attention without more information.

Does turning off any of the Torbutton privacy preferences stop this from happening?

Does it still happen with Torbutton in a Vanilla Firefox?

Is it because we set one of these prefs, by any chance:
https://gitweb.torproject.org/torbrowser.git/blob/HEAD:/build-scripts/config/prefs.js

See also #6661. Might be related?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by mikeperry

Keywords: tbb-usability added; Yahoo! Mail link removed

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by matti

Turning off all the Torbutton privacy preferences stop this from happening did not seem to help to make it work all the time, but it worked most of the time. It is difficult to say because it fails to work only sometimes.

Torbutton in Vanilla Firefox 14.0.1 worked most of the time. Turning off NoScript seemed to help in one case.

Maybe it forbade Yahoo! Mail scripts to work sometimes. It might be a JavaScript issue. I noticed that Web Console does not show any HTTP requests going out when the Yahoo! button does not work.

I noticed also in Google Plus that the notification pop-up window was blank, which seems a bit similar to #6661.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by rransom

Component: Firefox Patch IssuesTorBrowserButton

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by mikeperry

Keywords: tbb-usability-website added; tbb-usability removed

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by runa

matti, are you still having problems with TBB and Yahoo?

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by matti

I haven't used it much due to the bad usability. Yesterday I may have gotten the same problem with the Next Message button not working even though I had pretty liberal script options.

comment:9 Changed 6 years ago by matti

The popup notification window of Google Plus worked recently maybe due to the liberal NoScript options.

comment:10 Changed 4 years ago by erinn

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

comment:11 Changed 13 months ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:12 Changed 9 months ago by cypherpunks

Resolution: user disappeared
Status: newclosed
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