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
#30032 new Add warning or disable adding additional extensions tbb-team legind
#29997 new Add a "?" besides setting that could help fingerprinting you if changed tbb-team nami
#29955 new Final Orfox update tbb-team sysrqb
#29933 new Tor Browser icon on Linux tab bar and in identity box looks pixelated tbb-team gk
#29886 new NoScript icon is still visible in context menu after the fix for #25658 landed tbb-team gk
#29695 new The captcha displayed while authenticating connecting to a tor bridge is unreadable tbb-team csk
#29664 new Create release notes page at hiro antonela
#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
#29200 assigned Make more accessible Core Tor documentation pili juga
#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 Orbot in Tor Browser 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
#28526 assigned Document how NGOs can run private obfs4 bridges, and get some doing it ggus 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
#28044 needs_review Integrate Tor Launcher into tor-browser brade gk
#28015 new Brainstorm improved ux for orgs that want to give bridges to their people tbb-team arma
#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
#27511 reopened Add New identity button to toolbar tbb-team isnaiter
#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
#27399 new Leading Orfox users to Tor Browser Android tbb-team antonela
#27385 new is confusing cypherpunks3
#27308 assigned report bootstrap phase when we actually start, not just unblock something catalyst catalyst
#27132 new find Tor-friendly payment site traumschule
#27119 assigned Usability Testing: Support Portal antonela nyinz
#27104 assigned report intermediate status when building application circuits catalyst catalyst
#27098 new 2018 "Monthly Giving" Tor Browser banner tbb-team arthuredelstein
#27032 assigned Survey: Tor Users Demographics - Applications antonela nyinz
#27028 new UX: Indicate current download progress tbb-team huertanix
#26838 accepted Port the research portal content to Hugo irl irl
#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
#25658 needs_information Activity 2.1: Improve user understanding and user control by clarifying Tor Browser's security features antonela isabela
#25642 assigned translation of emmapeel isabela
#25641 assigned content for isabela isabela
#25640 needs_review coding hiro 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
#24129 assigned work isabela isabela
#23971 new implement multi-step progress bar for new Tor Launcher UI brade mcs
#23888 new Creating a Snowflake WebExtension addon oarel
#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 assigned .Onion everywhere?: increasing the use of onion services through automatic redirects and aliasing tbb-team linda
#21951 new Helping censored users bootstrap to Tor: Tor launcher improvements and automation linda 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 new Make a menu to add onion and auth-cookie to TB tbb-team 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
#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
#11569 new Consider making donations part of the download process phobos
#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


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