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

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Tue Oct 6 17:45:29 UTC 2015

#16665: Circuit visualizer needs a cue about guards
     Reporter:  lunar    |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:           |     Status:  needs_revision
  enhancement            |  Milestone:
     Priority:  normal   |    Version:
    Component:  Tor      |   Keywords:  tbb-usability, tbb-circuit-display,
  Browser                |  TorBrowserTeam201510R
   Resolution:           |  Parent ID:
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Comment (by mcs):

 Replying to [comment:19 arthuredelstein]:
 > I think this is a good idea. Do we have such a page?

 I don't know. We may have to create one.

 Replying to [comment:20 cypherpunks]:
 > I think the question mark (?) + line saying when guard nodes change like
 gk mentioned is better than a Learn More page. Reality is most people who
 ask why guard nodes IP addresses do not change are not going to click an
 extra link to learn more (thus not solving the issue). The ? directly next
 to the Guard Node is simple, easy to understand and conveys the reason.
 > Maybe adding them both will be more effective.

 I don't know if many people will click "Learn More"; you may be right that
 most will not.

 A short text message that shows up when hovering over a (?) icon seems OK,
 but it does not seem worthwhile to send people to a new page just for a
 short message. And that means we should show some text as an "on hover"
 message, but I am not sure if we can do on top of the menu popup that is
 already open.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/16665#comment:21>
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