[tbb-bugs] #24309 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Activity 4.1: Improve how circuits are displayed to the user

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#24309: Activity 4.1: Improve how circuits are displayed to the user
 Reporter:  isabela                   |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  ux-team                   |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                            |         Points:
 Reviewer:  antonela                  |        Sponsor:

Comment (by antonela):

 Hi team,

 A quick detail about the latest UX team delivery on this task.


 Versions 1 and 2 are hanging from the Tor Button, as we currently have.

 Version 3 is hanging from new icon specific for Circuits.

 Version 4, 5, 6, and 8 are trying to introduce a new concept.

 Based on our .onions discussions on #21952 and #23247 (and I'm sure
 somewhere else too) we thought that could be coherent if we show the
 circuit information at the domain doorhanger.

 Since the circuit is running per domain/tab, it will allow us to control
 the Tor features that just affects the domain on the panel.

 With this scenario, we have a couple of benefits:

 - Cross-browser consistency: If we can take a place at the main
 doorhanger, users can expect to have it, no matter which browser they are

 - Using the main doorhanger made explicit that the setting will run just
 on the affected tab and is not a general configuration.

 - Using a second level panel (version 5) will allow us to show more
 detailed information about the implications of a new circuit and also to
 have a double-confirm pattern.

 For us, the optimal user flow is at the version 5. As we mentioned, it has
 lot of benefits.

 It may have technical implications which we need to discuss. For sure, we
 are open to talking about it :)

 Let us know what do you think!

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/24309#comment:10>
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