Create Browser UI indication for current circuit status and exit IP
|Reported by:||mikeperry||Owned by:||mikeperry|
|Severity:||Keywords:||tbb-usability, tbb-4.5-alpha, TorBrowserTeam201410D|
|Cc:||mcs, brade, gnorcie@…, arthuredelstein@…, intrigeri, Sherief, isis||Actual Points:|
As we try to transition away from Vidalia (#6009), one feature I expect people will miss is the Network Map. This will be hard to integrate with the browser in a way that normal people will understand, and initially the most expedient way to provide it will be through a separate download of Vidalia.
However, according to http://petsymposium.org/2012/papers/hotpets12-1-usability.pdf, unpredictable browsing delay is a major usability issue. The best way to solve this would be to provide some kind of circuit progress information in the browser toolbar, and provide a way to see your current circuit and current exit IP for that tab.
This is technically impossible for us to do until we have SOCKS username+password support (see #5752 and child tickets), but once we have that, we should implement this notification.
Change History (51)
comment:4 follow-ups: ↓ 6 ↓ 9 ↓ 11 Changed 3 years ago by arthuredelstein
comment:17 in reply to: ↑ 15 Changed 3 years ago by arthuredelstein
comment:41 Changed 3 years ago by arthuredelstein
- Status changed from needs_information to needs_review