UX Team


Welcome to the UX Team page. We are making Tor usable for everyone. We act as a bridge between the Network and Applications teams and our users. We work on things like visual design, UI design, UX design and UX research.


You're on the UX team if you're working on any UX team projects. Below is a list of some of those people.

Antonela Debiasi UX Team Lead & Designer
email antonela at tor project dot org
IRC antonela

Silvia Puglisi DevOps
email hiro at torproject dot org
IRC hiro

Emmapeel Localization Coordinator
email emma at tor project dot org
IRC emmapeel

Elio Qoshi Designer
email ping at elioqoshi dot me
IRC elioqoshi


Our synchronous medium of communication is IRC meetings that happen every Tuesday at 1400 UTC in #tor-meeting on OFTC. If you've never been on IRC before, here are some instructions to get started.

Our asynchronous medium of communication is the mailing list. This list is public in the sense that anyone can subscribe, send emails and read archives. Feel free to subscribe and just listen if you want, and feel free to post if you want to say something that you think is on topic.


Here's what we're working on right now:

New Website

Tor Browser 8

Tor Browser for Android

User Research Program

We run user research without collecting users' personal data, through in-person studies that users explicitly opt into.



Github Repositories

Current Team Discussions

Current Roadmap


We use the #ux-team tag to track our work. Use #ux-team tag in tickets to notify us of any potential work.

Ticket Status Summary Owner Reporter
#32645 new Update URL bar onion indicators tbb-team antonela
#32572 new Expose Tor advanced settings in about:preferences#tor tbb-team antonela
#32460 new download page has confusing flow, especially with donate banner hiro arma
#32459 new Enhance TBB GUI Torrc brade cypherpunks
#32330 new Think about providing a UI for global cookie settings tbb-team gk
#32325 new Allow Letterboxing opt-in/out tbb-team antonela
#32324 new Introduce Letterboxing to users tbb-team antonela
#32228 new Bookmark TPO support domains in Tor Browser tbb-team ggus
#32119 assigned onboarding for "Goodbye Onion Button" could be better brade catalyst
#32118 new New Identity button icon could be more legible tbb-team catalyst
#32006 new Add key shortcut tooltips for new identity toolbar button tbb-team acat
#31963 assigned Feature Request - Tor Team / Contributors link in 'About Tor Browser' tbb-team Zarko_Gjurov
#31776 new Expose security settings better to mobile users tbb-team gk
#31660 new Revise onboarding to take new Firefox experience into account tbb-team gk
#31617 new Provide import/export bookmarks functionality on mobile tbb-team gk
#31269 assigned Objective O3: Improve Tor Browser experience for human rights defenders under censorship. antonela gaba
#31109 new Better gamify the UX for snowflake extension cohosh
#30994 new Provide advanced configuration UI tbb-team sysrqb
#30941 new Need better instructions for requesting bridges via email sysrqb pili
#30939 new Use Firefox's Enhanced Tracking Protection as a means for performance improvements tbb-team gk
#30854 new Android: Downloads are confusing tbb-team sysrqb
#30756 new Android: Begin bootstrapping immediately after success tbb-team sysrqb
#30664 new Tor Browser for Android icon scaling on device tbb-team clash
#30599 new Cloudflare alt-svc onions cause a different exit to be used at each request tbb-team cypherpunks2
#30570 assigned Implement per-site security settings support pospeselr gk
#30540 new Give TBA alpha users a link to stable tbb-team sysrqb
#30473 needs_information update Tor Browser proposal 102 to account for Tails team feedback brade mcs
#30413 new Notification Bar to warn about xpinstall.signatures.required set to false tbb-team flowerpt
#30381 merge_ready Provide control port commands to ADD/REMOVE/VIEW v3 client-auth asn asn
#30272 new Gracefully Handle Loss of Connection on Startup tbb-team sisbell
#30259 assigned Improve verify signature flow for Tor Browser antonela antonela
#30032 new Add warning or disable adding additional extensions tbb-team legind
#30025 new Objective 2, Activity 4: Better client-side errors tbb-team pili
#30022 assigned Objective 2, Activity 2: Notify users about typo errors when entering .onion addresses brade pili
#29997 new Add a "?" besides setting that could help fingerprinting you if changed tbb-team nami
#29695 new The captcha displayed while authenticating connecting to a tor bridge is unreadable tbb-team csk
#29646 new NoScript XSS user choices are persisted tbb-team atac
#29590 new Smarter bootstrapping for Tor Browser on Android taking censorship into account tbb-team gk
#29506 new <noscript> tag doesn't work when JS is blocked by security slider at Safer tbb-team micahlee
#29031 new Tor Browser for Android (Alpha) does not accept Torrc Custom Config lines tbb-team cypherpunks8
#28800 needs_information Implement New Identity functionality for Tor Browser on Android tbb-team gk
#28786 new Allow to disable Tor in Tor Browser on mobile tbb-team dimqua
#28629 assigned Add Graphs section to the Styleguide hiro antonela
#28556 new Detect other installed circumvention tools and offer them as transports tbb-team arma
#28532 new Map link changes from current tpo to lektor projects traumschule
#28531 assigned Publish a snapshot of what PTs are needed for successful Tor use in each country phw arma
#28381 new Oreo adaptive icon shape tbb-team cepxuo
#28259 new Is not saving history hurting Tor Browser retention rates? tbb-team arthuredelstein
#28163 new Make "new window" and "new tab" menu item labels consistent tbb-team arthuredelstein
#28015 new Brainstorm improved ux for orgs that want to give bridges to their people tbb-team arma
#27987 needs_information Add setting for enabling/disabling flag_secure in Android browser tbb-team carbuncleo
#27691 new reset bootstrap progress when enough things change catalyst
#27657 new Show .onion icon on Identity drop down? tbb-team gk
#27636 new .onion indicator for non-self-signed but non-trusted sites tbb-team o--
#27590 new Display .onion alt-svc route in the circuit display tbb-team mahrud
#27483 new Onboarding: dialog closure is effectively treated as "read", causing screen advancement tbb-team dmr
#27476 new Remove gap between Tor Launcher window and main browser window tbb-team arthuredelstein
#27308 new report bootstrap phase when we actually start, not just unblock something catalyst
#27119 assigned Usability Testing: Support Portal antonela nyinz
#27104 new report intermediate status when building application circuits catalyst
#27028 new UX: Indicate current download progress tbb-team huertanix
#26837 new Move the "research-ideas" tickets to research ideas page irl
#26836 new Update and refresh the research portal irl
#26765 new Add Tor Browser indicator where Firefox PB indicator is tbb-team arthuredelstein
#26491 new Onion+cert UI text is black with Tor Browser 8.0a9 - it should be green tbb-team cypherpunks
#26314 needs_information Create "Learn More" Landing Page for TBA sysrqb
#26061 reopened Add blog posts to contributor pages hiro steph
#25795 new Decide which settings to hide in Tor Browser tbb-team arthuredelstein
#25764 new TBA - Activity 4.1: Improve how circuits are displayed to the user tbb-team antonela
#25713 new "DisableNetwork is set" log message in Tor Browser scares/confuses users arma
#25660 reopened Remove "New Private Window" option from Tor Browser or make it a separate session tbb-team steph
#25658 new Activity 2.1: Improve user understanding and user control by clarifying Tor Browser's security features antonela isabela
#25580 new Torbutton should trigger Tor Browser auto update when it starts and it knows it's out of date tbb-team arma
#25570 new Allow autodiscovery of the news atom feed metrics-team irl
#25431 new "Tor is censored in my country" does not cover some scenarios brade oneandonly
#25404 new Update design to use new styleguide (bootstrap 4) metrics-team irl
#25204 new Switch security.insecure_connection_* prefs to warn users about insecure HTTP in FF60-esr tbb-team cypherpunks
#25165 new Remove "Start " in "Start Tor Browser" shortcut tbb-team scootergrisen
#25025 assigned Add icon for next-generation onions in the style guide antonela ahf
#24981 reopened Update trac identity to match styleguide hiro steph
#24845 assigned update Limesurvey theme and logo to follow hiro isabela
#24638 needs_information Welcome dialog missing protocol from link brade atagar
#24527 new Inform users in Tor Launcher of which settings are best for them based on their country brade hellais
#24520 new Change menu capitalization on blog hiro steph
#24452 new Firewall option is visible behind Tor Network Settings... but not during start-up brade gk
#24440 needs_review Match blog title post spacing to archive post title spacing hiro steph
#24376 assigned Search backend for websites - Test and deploy Solr hiro isabela
#24133 assigned work pili isabela
#24132 assigned work isabela isabela
#24131 assigned work hiro isabela
#23971 new implement multi-step progress bar for new Tor Launcher UI brade mcs
#23875 new Facebook's onion site is a single hop onion, but clicking on the Tor onion icon shows that it is a 6 hop circuit. tbb-team Dbryrtfbcbhgf
#23735 new Put a banner when detecting Tor exit node but with a non-Tor Browser on the website advising to use TB instead hiro cypherpunks
#23721 needs_information Put a banner when detecting old versions of the Tor Browser on the website advising to update hiro cypherpunks
#23545 new UX improvement: Tor Browser should handle bogus HSv3 addresses tbb-team asn
#23486 new nice icons for the progress bar brade isabela
#23376 assigned Build survey form for Onion Browser branding research hiro isabela
#23267 new Cross-platform brand and features consistency: make Android and iOS browsers as good as TBB tbb-team linda
#23266 new Carryover Tasks linda
#23150 new Re-evaluating tor browser's security controls: let's have one place to adjust all per-tab, global, persistent, and per-session security preferences. linda linda
#22985 new Can we simplify and clarify click-to-play of audio/video? tbb-team arthuredelstein
#22982 new Introduce a single "adjust security" toolbar button for security slider and noscript options tbb-team arthuredelstein
#22981 new Don't block audio/video on https sites under Medium Security tbb-team arthuredelstein
#22842 accepted Create a knowledge base that's more in-depth than FAQs hiro catalyst
#22809 new Tor Browser does not provide red security warning for downloading executable in HTTP tbb-team naif
#22785 new Show an alternative icon for features that are blocked and not broken. tbb-team linda
#22774 needs_information Figure out how much of each blog post to display on the index (front) page hiro arma
#21952 needs_review Onion-location: increasing the use of onion services through automatic redirects and aliasing acat linda
#21222 assigned Main ticket for website redesign project isabela isabela
#20843 new Tor Browser: How do we help users to use higher security? arthuredelstein
#20842 assigned Proposal: Improve Tor Browser font whitelist / bundled fonts tbb-team arthuredelstein
#20314 new Make SVG click-to-play and support fallback tbb-team bugzilla
#19774 assigned could use a favicon antonela isis
#19757 assigned Make a menu to add onion and auth-cookie to TB brade mrphs
#19251 new TorBrowser might want to have an error page specific to when .onion links fail tbb-team cypherpunks
#17805 needs_review The website should support "stable" and "oldstable" tor releases cypherpunks nickm
#17413 needs_review Usability of MacOS installation process traumschule cypherpunks
#17400 new Decide how to use the multi-lingual Tor Browser in the alpha/release series tbb-team gk
#16777 new Make an easier way for users to report bugs in TBB tbb-team cypherpunks
#16546 assigned Should we move anonbib to the Tor website? cypherpunks nickm
#14923 needs_information Tor Launcher should have accessibility support. brade Sherief
#14686 needs_review Consolidate or de-emphasize our many download pages traumschule mikeperry
#14389 needs_revision little-t-tor: Provide support for better TBB UI of hidden service client authorization tbb-team asn
#13410 reopened Disable self-signed certificate warnings when visiting .onion sites tbb-team tom
#12672 new Tor log should be accessible while Tor Browser is starting up brade Envite
#10888 new Mozilla trademarks still remain in some about: urls tbb-team cypherpunks
#10399 new Tor Browser should be visually distinguished from Firefox to prevent user error tbb-team ageisp0lis
#6444 assigned custom firefox theme for TBB tbb-team greg
#3667 needs_information Toolbar icons non-deterministic? tbb-team mikeperry

Old Roadmaps


Last modified 11 months ago Last modified on Jan 24, 2019, 12:07:21 PM