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Bug #16293

Skip the first screen of Tor Launcher

Added by sajolida 6 months ago. Updated 6 months ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Tor configuration
Target version:
-
Start date:
01/05/2019
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Code
Blueprint:
Starter:
Affected tool:
Tor Launcher

Description

If you choose to "Configure a Tor bridge or local proxy" in Tails Greeter, you get the first screen of Tor Launcher after connecting to the network.

On this screen, pressing "Enter" leads to Tor being started without bridges or proxy as "Connect" is preselected by default.

I'm concerned about:

  • People pressing "Enter" by mistake, for example right when the screen appears. I've done this a couple of times myself. Then you might connect without bridges or not know how to get back to the configuration screen.
  • People shooting themselves in the foot: why make it so easy to start without bridges after you said you needed extra Tor configuration?
  • The 1st screen not being helpful anyway and basically asking the same question as we already have in Tails Greeter. The 2nd second is the helpful one.

On the other hand, on the 2nd screen of Tor Launcher, the bridges option is selected by default and a mistyped "Enter" activates it.

It's still possible to skip additional Tor configuration by pressing "Connect" anyway.

How complicated would it be to skip the 1st screen of Tor Launcher in Tails?

Skipping this screen would also solve a number of other issues, see related tickets.


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #14544: Spend software developer time on smallish UX improvements In Progress 08/31/2018
Related to Tails - Bug #6898: Don't point to the Tor support channels in Tor Launcher Confirmed 03/11/2014
Duplicated by Tails - Bug #6893: Skip the first screen of Tor Launcher Duplicate 03/10/2014
Duplicated by Tails - Bug #6986: Repeated prompt for simple vs. complex Tor configuration Duplicate 03/29/2014

History

#1 Updated by sajolida 6 months ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#2 Updated by sajolida 6 months ago

  • Related to Feature #14544: Spend software developer time on smallish UX improvements added

#3 Updated by sajolida 6 months ago

  • Duplicated by Bug #6893: Skip the first screen of Tor Launcher added

#4 Updated by intrigeri 6 months ago

  • Related to Bug #6898: Don't point to the Tor support channels in Tor Launcher added

#5 Updated by intrigeri 6 months ago

  • Duplicated by Bug #6986: Repeated prompt for simple vs. complex Tor configuration added

#6 Updated by intrigeri 6 months ago

I think this needs a new pref + some code to take it into account, both in upstream Tor Launcher.

#7 Updated by intrigeri 6 months ago

  • Subject changed from Pressing "Enter" launches Tor without bridges to Skip the first screen of Tor Launcher
  • Description updated (diff)

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