UX Team


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


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:

User Research Program



Current Team Discussions

Current Roadmap

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

Sponsor: Sponsor17 (1 match)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Priority Points
#25658 Activity 2.1: Improve user understanding and user control by clarifying Tor Browser's security features new antonela High

Sponsor: Sponsor27 (2 matches)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Priority Points
#13410 Disable self-signed certificate warnings when visiting .onion sites needs_information pospeselr Very High
#33298 HTTP onion sites do not give a popup warning when submiting form data to non-onion HTTP sites assigned pospeselr Medium

Sponsor: Sponsor27-can (5 matches)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Priority Points
#7046 TBB Comfort loader when connecting to Tor Hidden Services new tbb-team Medium
#23875 Facebook's onion site is a single hop onion, but clicking on the Tor onion icon shows that it is a 6 hop circuit. new tbb-team Medium
#26491 Onion+cert UI text is black with Tor Browser 8.0a9 - it should be green new tbb-team Medium
#33517 Create onion indicator entries in portals new Medium
#33518 Create "Learn More" links in Tor Browser manual to explain common Onion Service connection errors new ggus Medium

Sponsor: Sponsor27-must (2 matches)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Priority Points
#27590 Display .onion alt-svc route in the circuit display assigned tbb-team Medium
#27636 .onion indicator for non-self-signed but non-trusted sites assigned pospeselr Medium

Sponsor: Sponsor28 (1 match)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Priority Points
#31109 Better gamify the UX for snowflake extension new Medium 2

Sponsor: Sponsor28-must (1 match)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Priority Points
#19001 Tor Browser with Snowflake new Very High

Sponsor: Sponsor30 (4 matches)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Priority Points
#11698 Decide how to incorporate Tor Browser Manual pages into Tor Browser new Medium
#23486 nice icons for the progress bar new brade Medium
#24452 Firewall option is visible behind Tor Network Settings... but not during start-up new brade Medium
#27476 Remove gap between Tor Launcher window and main browser window new tbb-team Medium

Sponsor: Sponsor30-can (4 matches)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Priority Points
#23971 implement multi-step progress bar for new Tor Launcher UI new brade Medium
#24527 Inform users in Tor Launcher of which settings are best for them based on their country assigned mcs Medium
#25431 "Tor is censored in my country" does not cover some scenarios new brade Medium
#28556 Detect other installed circumvention tools and offer them as transports new tbb-team Medium

Sponsor: Sponsor30-must (4 matches)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Priority Points
#28015 Brainstorm improved ux for orgs that want to give bridges to their people new tbb-team Medium
#28531 Publish a snapshot of what PTs are needed for successful Tor use in each country needs_information phw Medium
#29590 Smarter bootstrapping for Tor Browser taking censorship into account new tbb-team Medium
#31269 Objective O3: Improve Tor Browser experience for human rights defenders under censorship. assigned antonela Medium

Sponsor: Sponsor58 (8 matches)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Priority Points
#22809 Tor Browser does not provide red security warning for downloading executable in HTTP new tbb-team Medium
#25660 Remove "New Private Window" option from Tor Browser or make it a separate session reopened tbb-team Medium
#26314 Create "Learn More" Landing Page for TBA needs_information Medium
#27987 Add setting for enabling/disabling flag_secure in Android browser needs_information tbb-team Medium
#28381 Oreo adaptive icon shape new tbb-team Medium
#28786 Allow customizing Tor instance in Tor Browser on mobile new tbb-team Medium
#30854 Android: Downloads are confusing new tbb-team Medium
#34377 Port padlock states for .onion services to Fenix new tbb-team Medium

Sponsor: Sponsor58-can (6 matches)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Priority Points
#25764 Improve how circuits are displayed to the user on Android new tbb-team High 3
#31660 Revise onboarding to take new Firefox experience into account new tbb-team Medium 4
#31776 Expose security settings better to mobile users new tbb-team Medium 3
#34408 Re-design New Identity on Android new tbb-team Medium
#34409 Implement Onion Location UI on Android new tbb-team Medium
#34410 Implement Moat on Android new tbb-team Medium

Sponsor: Sponsor58-must (7 matches)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Priority Points
#33658 [S58] O2.1: Evaluate and address Fennec vs. Fenix UI changes. new tbb-team Medium
#34401 Re-design Connect screen on Android new tbb-team Medium 3
#34402 Re-design Network Settings Screen on Android new tbb-team Medium 2
#34403 UI changes for "Only Private Browsing Mode" on Android new tbb-team Medium 4
#34405 Re-design about:tor on Android new tbb-team Medium 2
#34406 Re-design onion indicators for Android new tbb-team Medium 0.5
#34407 Review all Fenix menu items new tbb-team Medium 5

Sponsor: Sponsor9 (5 matches)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Priority Points
#21222 Main ticket for website redesign project assigned isabela Very High
#24133 work assigned pili Medium
#27119 Usability Testing: Support Portal assigned antonela Medium
#28800 Implement New Identity functionality for Tor Browser on Android needs_information tbb-team High
#30570 Implement per-site security settings support assigned pospeselr High 10

Sponsor: None (91 matches)

Ticket Summary Status Owner Priority Points
#3544 Provide Linux users with help for getting Tor Browser icon added to menu new tbb-team Medium
#4763 TorBrowser remembers location of last locally-opened file: "File > Open File ..." new tbb-team Low
#7921 Remove/hide fingerprintable UI options new tbb-team Medium
#9541 "Work Offline" button should stop/start tor (as well) new tbb-team Medium
#9575 Rename "New Identity" new tbb-team Medium
#10399 Tor Browser should be visually distinguished from Firefox to prevent user error new tbb-team Very Low
#11095 Allow storing passwords in TorBrowser new tbb-team High
#14923 Tor Launcher should have accessibility support. needs_information brade Medium
#16546 Should we move anonbib to the Tor website? assigned cypherpunks Medium
#16777 Make an easier way for users to report bugs in TBB new tbb-team Medium
#17400 Decide how to use the multi-lingual Tor Browser in the alpha/release series new tbb-team Medium
#17413 Usability of MacOS installation process needs_review traumschule Medium
#20314 Make SVG click-to-play and support fallback new tbb-team Medium
#20842 Proposal: Improve Tor Browser font whitelist / bundled fonts assigned tbb-team Medium
#20843 Tor Browser: How do we help users to use higher security? new Medium
#22774 Figure out how much of each blog post to display on the index (front) page needs_information hiro Medium
#22785 Show an alternative icon for features that are blocked and not broken. new tbb-team Medium
#22842 Create a knowledge base that's more in-depth than FAQs accepted hiro Medium
#22981 Don't block audio/video on https sites under Medium Security new tbb-team Medium
#22982 Introduce a single "adjust security" toolbar button for security slider and noscript options new tbb-team Medium
#22985 Can we simplify and clarify click-to-play of audio/video? new tbb-team Medium
#23150 Re-evaluating tor browser's security controls: let's have one place to adjust all per-tab, global, persistent, and per-session security preferences. new linda Medium
#3862 gettor should automatically include bridges in its answer new Low 2
#5294 Make human summary of Tor Browser design doc new tbb-team Medium
#9334 Ship torbrowser with a tor-specifc firefox background theme ("Persona") new tbb-team Medium
#10888 Mozilla trademarks still remain in some about: urls new tbb-team Medium
#12672 Tor log should be accessible while Tor Browser is starting up new brade Medium
#23266 Carryover Tasks new Medium
#23267 Cross-platform brand and features consistency: make Android and iOS browsers as good as TBB new tbb-team Medium
#23721 Put a banner when detecting old versions of the Tor Browser on the website advising to update needs_information hiro Medium
#23735 Put a banner when detecting Tor exit node but with a non-Tor Browser on the website advising to use TB instead new hiro Medium
#24131 work assigned hiro Medium
#24132 work assigned isabela Medium
#24376 Search backend for websites - Test and deploy Solr assigned hiro Medium
#24440 Match blog title post spacing to archive post title spacing needs_review hiro Medium
#24520 Change menu capitalization on blog new hiro Medium
#24638 Welcome dialog missing protocol from link needs_information brade Low
#24845 update Limesurvey theme and logo to follow assigned hiro Medium
#24981 Update trac identity to match styleguide reopened hiro Medium
#25165 Remove "Start " in "Start Tor Browser" shortcut new tbb-team Low
#25204 Switch security.insecure_connection_* prefs to warn users about insecure HTTP in FF60-esr new tbb-team Medium
#25404 Update design to use new styleguide (bootstrap 4) new metrics-team Medium
#25570 Allow autodiscovery of the news atom feed new metrics-team Medium
#25580 Torbutton should trigger Tor Browser auto update when it starts and it knows it's out of date new tbb-team Medium
#25713 "DisableNetwork is set" log message in Tor Browser scares/confuses users new Medium
#25795 Decide which settings to hide in Tor Browser new tbb-team Medium
#26061 Add blog posts to contributor pages reopened hiro Medium
#26765 Add Tor Browser indicator where Firefox PB indicator is new tbb-team Medium
#26836 Update and refresh the research portal new Medium
#26837 Move the "research-ideas" tickets to research ideas page new Medium
#27028 UX: Indicate current download progress new tbb-team Medium
#27104 report intermediate status when building application circuits new Medium
#27308 report bootstrap phase when we actually start, not just unblock something new Medium
#27483 Onboarding: dialog closure is effectively treated as "read", causing screen advancement new tbb-team Medium
#27691 reset bootstrap progress when enough things change new Medium
#28163 Make "new window" and "new tab" menu item labels consistent new tbb-team Medium
#28259 Is not saving history hurting Tor Browser retention rates? new tbb-team Medium
#28532 Map link changes from current tpo to lektor projects new Medium
#28629 Add Graphs section to the Styleguide assigned hiro Medium
#29031 Tor Browser for Android (Alpha) does not accept Torrc Custom Config lines new tbb-team Medium
#29506 <noscript> tag doesn't work when JS is blocked by security slider at Safer new tbb-team Medium
#29646 NoScript XSS user choices are persisted new tbb-team High
#29997 Add a "?" besides setting that could help fingerprinting you if changed new tbb-team Medium
#30032 Add warning or disable adding additional extensions new tbb-team Medium
#30259 Improve verify signature flow for Tor Browser assigned antonela Medium
#30272 Gracefully Handle Loss of Connection on Startup new tbb-team Medium .5
#30413 Notification Bar to warn about xpinstall.signatures.required set to false new tbb-team Medium
#30473 update Tor Browser proposal 102 to account for Tails team feedback needs_information brade Medium
#30664 Tor Browser for Android icon scaling on device new tbb-team Medium
#30939 Use Firefox's Tracking Protection as a means for performance improvements new tbb-team Medium
#30994 Provide advanced configuration UI new tbb-team Medium
#31617 Provide import/export bookmarks functionality on mobile new tbb-team Medium
#31963 Feature Request - Tor Team / Contributors link in 'About Tor Browser' assigned tbb-team Medium
#32006 Add key shortcut tooltips for new identity toolbar button assigned tbb-team Medium 1
#32118 New Identity button icon could be more legible new tbb-team Medium
#32120 Figure out what to do with hidden 'Learn More' link in about:preferences#tor in the 'Advanced' section new ggus Medium
#32228 Bookmark TPO support domains in Tor Browser new tbb-team Medium
#32274 Bad screen-reader UX for Security Level/Shield button assigned pospeselr Medium 5
#32324 Introduce Letterboxing to users new tbb-team Medium
#32325 Allow Letterboxing opt-in/out new tbb-team Medium 4
#32330 Think about providing a UI for global cookie settings new tbb-team Medium
#32459 Enhance TBB GUI Torrc new brade Low
#32938 Have a way to test throughput of snowflake proxy needs_revision cohosh Medium 5
#32973 Display real/starting IP address in the Tor Circuit information needs_information tbb-team Low
#33292 Difficult to Change Site Circuit After Redirect new tbb-team Medium
#33357 Add option to remove addresses from window/tab titles new tbb-team Medium
#33390 Consider Open in Browser addon new tbb-team Medium
#33625 Disallow usage of Tor Browser until it is determined that the version is not the most recent new tbb-team Medium
#33669 "Pluggable Transport process terminated" but Tor keeps on going (and of course doesn't work) assigned asn Medium
#33746 Show users a bandwidth graph or activity spinner during slow loads new tbb-team Medium
#33876 Back Button on Tor Browser Android Closes App When Log is Open new tbb-team Low


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