[tbb-bugs] #24638 [Applications/Tor Launcher]: Welcome dialog missing protocol from link

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#24638: Welcome dialog missing protocol from link
 Reporter:  atagar                     |          Owner:  brade
     Type:  defect                     |         Status:  needs_information
 Priority:  Low                        |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Launcher  |        Version:
 Severity:  Trivial                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:                             |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                             |         Points:
 Reviewer:                             |        Sponsor:
Changes (by gk):

 * cc: mcs (added)
 * status:  new => needs_information
 * component:  Applications/Tor Browser => Applications/Tor Launcher
 * owner:  tbb-team => brade


 Replying to [ticket:24638 atagar]:
 > Hi Browser team. First time spinning up tor browser in a while and I
 have some minor feedback...
 > 1. The torproject.org is missing the 'https' prefix, which makes it look
 less like a link. Honestly we probably shouldn't show a url here at all.
 Is there a reason we need folks to copy-paste this rather than making it a
 clickable link?
 > https://www.atagar.com/transfer/tmp/odd_link.png

 Indeed. And there is no ticket about that one yet (this one could be it!).
 I could not find any cues about why we did not make it a link back then.
 Maybe it's not clear what users should do with that link given that Tor
 Browser has not started yet? We probably don't want to have them opened
 that link in a non-Tor Browser by accident... mcs/brade does any of you
 know what we thought back then?

 > 2. Minor phrasing thing. Changing the first option to "I would like to
 directly connect to the Tor network." is both shorter and reads better.

 How do you like the redoing of that dialog in our alpha series? It might
 already fit to what you think would we okay.

 > 3. Initial connection chills at 'loading relay information' for a long
 time (on the order of minutes). Some movement or indication that tor is
 still doing something would be helpful for first time users. As it is the
 static dialog gives the impression that tor might be frozen.

 Hm. I wonder i #23971 would help here? (Even though that's still sort of

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/24638#comment:1>
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