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Bug #6898

Don't point to the Tor support channels in Tor Launcher

Added by sajolida over 5 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Tor configuration
Target version:
-
Start date:
03/11/2014
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Code
Blueprint:
Starter:
No
Affected tool:
Tor Launcher

Description

For the moment, the initial screen of Tor Launcher appears when choosing to configure proxy, firewall, or bridges from Tails Greeter. This includes the sentence "For assistance, contact ".

The Tor help desk can foresee this causing problems for them, and ask us remove it.


Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #6893: Skip the first screen of Tor Launcher Duplicate 03/10/2014
Related to Tails - Bug #16293: Focus is on the "Enter" button in the first screen of Tor Launcher Rejected 01/05/2019

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri over 5 years ago

  • Category set to Spoof MAC
  • Status changed from New to Confirmed
  • Assignee set to anonym

Assigning to anonym, as this is part of the "fallout" of the new bridge mode implementation.

#2 Updated by sajolida over 5 years ago

  • Priority changed from Elevated to Normal

Actually, this request does not has a full consensus on the Tor side. So moving this to normal priority.

#3 Updated by intrigeri over 5 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (anonym)
  • Target version deleted (Tails_0.23)

Dropping the target version and assignee for now. It's now way too late to fix this in 0.23, and we'll see if the Tor support people complain.

Besides, it's unclear to me where we should point Tails users to, instead: at the time this information is displayed, Tails is not connected to the Tor network yet.

#4 Updated by intrigeri over 5 years ago

  • Category changed from Spoof MAC to Tor configuration

#5 Updated by BitingBird almost 5 years ago

It's been 6 months, so maybe this would be time to ask Tor people if they had such reports from Tails users and what is their position on this now ?

#6 Updated by intrigeri almost 5 years ago

It's been 6 months, so maybe this would be time to ask Tor people if they had such reports from Tails users and what is their position on this now ?

Sure. You just volunteered :P

#7 Updated by BitingBird almost 5 years ago

  • Affected tool set to Tor Launcher

#8 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

I asked, and apparently, Tor helpdesk has a template "ask to Tails people". It has been used 19 times in March 2015, so that's not huge, but still big enough that such a change would probably be nice :)

#9 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago

I asked, and apparently, Tor helpdesk has a template "ask to Tails people". It has
been used 19 times in March 2015, so that's not huge, but still big enough that such
a change would probably be nice :)

Indeed. That template has also been used:

I guess the next step is to research what we should do about this. As said earlier, merely pointing to a different email address doesn't seem applicable to the Tails use-case. Perhaps we should simply add a boolean option to Tor Launcher, that allows us to opt-in for hiding the "For assistance..." widgets?

#10 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Related to Bug #6893: Skip the first screen of Tor Launcher added

#11 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

Just added a relashionship to #6893, that is about hiding this first screen completely, so maybe that's the easy solution.

#12 Updated by sajolida over 4 years ago

Note that Tor Launcher is only seen by people who activate additional Tor configuration in the Greeter. The information that we miss here is to know how much of those requests actually from that indication in Tor Launcher (so most probably from people using bridges).

  • If that percentage is high, then solving this should get a higher priority.
  • If that percentage is low, then we should investigate what else need to be fixed to have less Tails-related requests sent to Tor.

#13 Updated by u about 1 year ago

I'm unsure about the current status of this ticket.

#14 Updated by intrigeri about 1 year ago

  • Subject changed from Don't point to help@rt.torproject.org in Tor Launcher to Don't point to the Tor support channels in Tor Launcher

Tor Launcher in Tails now says: "For assistance, visit torproject.org/about/contact.html#support".

#15 Updated by intrigeri 10 months ago

  • Related to Bug #16293: Focus is on the "Enter" button in the first screen of Tor Launcher added

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