Opened 7 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#7854 closed defect (wontfix)

Tell user why we exit() the browser

Reported by: ben Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-usability
Cc: Actual Points:
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Description

Torbrowser currently quits silently when it's not finding the preference "torbrowser.version". This can be very confusing for the end user and cause him to debug at the wrong ends, because he has no idea what's wrong. The browser should instead show a dialog with an error message, and then quit.

This is trivial to implement: Just add an
alert("Error: Not started from Vidalia. Exiting");
before the
quit(3);

0007-Make-Tor-Browser-exit-when-not-launched-from-Vidalia.patch
https://gitweb.torproject.org/torbrowser.git/blob/b2e32f48ed60e38c64c8f65d1a3e8b3ad7fd08a3:/src/current-patches/firefox/0007-Make-Tor-Browser-exit-when-not-launched-from-Vidalia.patch

Child Tickets

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by mikeperry

Keywords: tbb-usability added

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Keywords: tbb-firefox-patch added

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Component: Firefox Patch IssuesTor Browser
Owner: changed from mikeperry to tbb-team

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by bugzilla

Keywords: tbb-firefox-patch removed
Resolution: wontfix
Severity: Normal
Status: newclosed

Vidalia is dead.

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