[tbb-bugs] #16665 [Tor Browser]: Circuit visualizer needs a cue about guards

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#16665: Circuit visualizer needs a cue about guards
     Reporter:  lunar        |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
     Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser  |    Version:
   Resolution:               |   Keywords:  tbb-usability
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Comment (by yawning):

 Replying to [comment:5 lunar]:
 > Replying to [comment:3 yawning]:
 > > Instead of something on tpo, maybe `about:guards` internal to the
 browser to save on bandwidth would be better.
 > Do you see any special actions on such page? Like a “Change Guard”

 Not off the top of my head.  Forcing a new guard is almost always bad for
 the user, so I think such feature would do more harm than good ("My tor is
 slow and bashing `New Identity` doesn't help, I'll rotate my guard" is
 something that should be difficult imo).  It just felt like the
 documentation would be relatively static, and there's no need to strain
 the network with circuit creation etc, for a simple description about

 I can see the argument on making it centrally hosted as well, particularly
 in the ease of updating/localization fronts.

 > (I haven't followed any discussions or progress on a Tor Browser User
 Manual lately, so I don't know if this would also fits in there, and the
 bundling question.)

 No idea here.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/16665#comment:6>
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