Changes between Version 8 and Version 9 of org/teams/UxTeam/Misc/CircuitDisplay


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Nov 12, 2018, 5:49:41 PM (11 months ago)
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hiro
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    1919== Old UI
    2020
    21 In the past, the circuit display was hanging from the Tor Button. Users reported in our trac ticketing system, that they were confused by the fact that every time they asked for a “New identity” or “New circuit for this site,” the first Tor node in the circuit remains the same.
     21In previous versions of the Tor Browser, the circuit display was hanging from the Tor Button. Users reported in our ticketing system ([[https://trac.torproject.org/]]), that they were confused by its design and the fact that every time they asked for a “New identity” or “New circuit for this site,” the first Tor node in the circuit would not change.
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    23 Additionally, it was confusing for users whether the new circuit request would apply per site or globally. Also, we got reports about some inconsistencies with the browser user interface.
     23Additionally, users were not sure if the new circuit request would apply per site only or globall, for any other website visited. Furthermore, we got reports about some inconsistencies with the browser user interface.
    2424
    2525== New UI
     
    2727In order to move domain related controls to the URL bar, we decided to move the Circuit Display to the Control Center panel in Tor Browser 8.
    2828
    29 The guard node, which is the first node of the circuit, has a label now. This acts as a highlight to help users to have a visual clue about which is the first node of the connection.
     29The guard node, which is the first node of the circuit, has a label now. This acts as a highlight to help users having a visual indication about which is the first node of the connection.
    3030
    31 When a user clicks the [i] identity icon at the url bar, then the Control Center panel opens.
     31When a user clicks the [i] identity icon at the url bar, the Control Center panel opens.
    3232
    3333[[Image(https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/raw-attachment/wiki/org/teams/UxTeam/Misc/CircuitDisplay/old-new.png, 700px)]]
     
    3838=== Motivation
    3939
    40 The circuit display is a user interface component that educates users about how the tor network works. We want to keep this component as one of the tools that defines the Tor browsing experience.
     40The circuit display is a user interface component that educates users about how the tor network works and the design choices behind it. We want to keep this component as one of the tools that defines the Tor browsing experience.
    4141
    4242This tool needs to be clear, transparent and consistent explaining its purpose.