[tbb-bugs] #12763 [Tor Browser]: -no-remote prevents using Tor Browser as default browser

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Wed Aug 6 13:48:39 UTC 2014

#12763: -no-remote prevents using Tor Browser as default browser
     Reporter:           |      Owner:  tbb-team
  micahlee               |     Status:  closed
         Type:  defect   |  Milestone:
     Priority:  normal   |    Version:
    Component:  Tor      |   Keywords:  torbrowser-launcher, tbb, default
  Browser                |  browser
   Resolution:  fixed    |  Parent ID:
Actual Points:           |
       Points:           |
Changes (by mcs):

 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => fixed


 Replying to [comment:4 lunar]:
 > Do we want Tor Browser to become the default system browser? Correct me
 if I'm wrong, but I believe this has privacy implications. Applications
 would be able to easily open URLs within the Tor Browser, and link Tor
 activities with what they know about the system.

 I agree that applications may be able to take advantage of the fact that
 the Tor Browser is the default browser.  I don't think making TB the
 system default is something the Tor Project is likely to recommend or do
 automatically, but some people may want to do so.

 I am closing this bug.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/12763#comment:5>
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