Support Portal

Documentation about Support portal.

Main ticket

#24129 - work

New content cycle

  • We aim to update once a month, starting on the 10th.
  • Community liaison (ggus) will bring the content to change.
  • Localization coordinator (emmapeel) and community liaison will ask others to review the modifications and then update the website.
  • Localization coordinator update translations in Transifex.

Reference: Community Team thread 201807

How to submit content changes

For content changes, you can open a trac ticket and choose the component: Community/Tor Support. Current tickets:

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Ticket Summary Owner
#30515 support portal: update confguration examples with current config wayward

the examples of configuration found at:

need to be updated to the current default configuration for torrc

#30083 support portal: replace duplicated support questions for symlinks phoul

When we have duplicated texts they are hard to maintain.

we can have only one text file, and link in internally to make it appear in other cathegories.

This way it will be easier to update and maintain.

#29918 add Trademark FAQ to the support portal phoul
Description has a lot of information and should be a section on the support portal.

#29785 Update glossary terms to current new TB funcionality. phoul

Reported by translator @zakooch while translating the glossary, some terms are outdated in relation to the Tor Browser:

Security Slider

Tor Browser includes a “Security Slider” that lets you increase your security by disabling certain web features that can be used to attack your security and anonymity. It is located in Torbutton’s “Privacy and Security Settings” menu. Increasing the level (Low, Medium-Low, Medium-High, High) of the Security Slider will disable or partially disable certain web browser features to protect against possible attacks.


A button marked by a little green onion to the left of the URL bar. Its menu offers you "New Identity", "New Tor Circuit for this Site", "Privacy and Security Settings...", "Tor Network Settings..." and "Check for Tor Browser Update..." options.

walled garden ref:

#28776 support: explain *why* it is not good to install new add-ons at phoul

In we tell users not to install any new add-ons because 'it can compromise your anonimity'.

But how can it compromise it? Non-technical users don't grasp the concept of browser fingerprinting from our explanation. It would be nice to explain why is it that it can compromise your anonimity.

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Ticket Status Summary Owner Reporter
#30080 assigned support portal: keep anchor when changing language hiro emmapeel
#29963 new Allow browser Find (Ctrl+F) on hiro cypherpunks
#29502 new Glossary on the support portal should be moved to the main menu hiro emmapeel
#29075 new Sort support glossary by target language hiro traumschule
#28549 assigned Add missing FAQ questions to support.tpo traumschule
#28499 assigned tb-manual: create redirects for old resources hiro emmapeel
#28488 needs_review Fix absolute paths on phoul traumschule
#27562 new Detect the locale and automatically serve the language specific support portal hiro sukhbir

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