[tbb-bugs] #13428 [Tor Browser]: Windows taskbar Tor item opens Mozilla Firefox not Tor Browser

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#13428: Windows taskbar Tor item opens Mozilla Firefox not Tor Browser
 Reporter:  cypherpunks              |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                   |         Status:  new
 Priority:  major                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Browser              |        Version:
 Keywords:  taskbar mozilla firefox  |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                           |         Points:
 A. If Tor Browser is "pinned" to the Windows 7 task bar, clicking Tor icon
 can open Mozilla Firefox -not Tor Browser as expected.

 B. If Tor Browser is not pinned, (ie the icon is in the taskbar because
 Tor Browser is running) the "TorBrowser" context menu item in the taskbar
 can open Mozilla Firefox (ie when restoring Tor Browser window was

 Obviously a user could easily continue browsing in Firefox believing they
 were using Tor.

 In both A. and B. cases, a Mozilla Firefox window is opened only if
 Mozilla Firefox is running.

 If Mozilla Firefox is not running...

 -(Tor running) left clicking taskbar icon restores Tor Browser window as

 -(Tor not running, but pinned)  left clicking the taskbar icon launches
 tor.exe status window appears but browser never displays.

 -(Tor not running) context menu (displayed on right click on pinned Tor
 taskbar menu) opens Mozilla window

 Launching Tor from "Start Tor Browser.exe" works as expected.

 Tor Browser was pinned from taskbar context menu having started Tor with
 "Start Tor Browser.exe".

 Win 7 32bit (tested on two machines).

 Tor version 3.6.6.  Tor button  ESR 24.8.1 Moz-FF 30.0

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13428>
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