Feature #15670

Feature #14468: Add VeraCrypt support to Tails

Feature #14480: Fix bugs and UX issues of VeraCrypt support

Improve the navigation of the VeraCrypt documentation

Added by sajolida over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

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Right now we have 4 sections:

  • Unlocking a file container
    • Using Files
    • Using Disks
  • Unlocking a partition
    • Using Files
    • Using Disks

During the user testing of the VeraCrypt beta all the participants (5/5) ended up following a wrong section of the doc. Even though they lacked a good understanding of the VeraCrypt concepts, the major problem was about navigating between the 4 sections, understanding which one was about what and making it clear what the section people were following was about.

I had the following ideas (to be tried out):

  • Use longer section title like "Unlocking a file container using the Files browser". See also #15669.
  • Use drawings to explain and visualize "file container" and "partition".
  • Use toggles to only display the relevant sections. This might not be enough unless we can trigger closing down all the other sections.
  • Use separate pages for different sections.
  • Clarify that "partition" also applies to entire disks.


#2 Updated by sajolida over 1 year ago

  • Target version set to Tails_3.9

#3 Updated by sajolida over 1 year ago

  • QA Check set to Ready for QA

I did that with:

  • 500af66ab4 which is the real solution I believe.
  • f6dbc56686 to clarify that 'partition' also apply to entire disks
  • 660d40dbc0 to explain with graphics the different between 'file container' and 'partition'

I think that this would have been enough to solve the problems during the user testing. I'd rather avoid splitting the page or using toggle as it would introduce another classes of problems.

#4 Updated by sajolida over 1 year ago

  • Assignee changed from sajolida to cbrownstein

Cody agreed to review that.

#5 Updated by cbrownstein over 1 year ago

  • Assignee changed from cbrownstein to sajolida
  • QA Check changed from Ready for QA to Pass

Everything looks good!

#6 Updated by sajolida over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to 11
  • QA Check deleted (Pass)

#7 Updated by sajolida over 1 year ago

  • Assignee deleted (sajolida)

#8 Updated by intrigeri over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from 11 to Resolved

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