[tbb-bugs] #25694 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Activity 3.1: Improve the user experience of updating Tor Browser

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#25694: Activity 3.1: Improve the user experience of updating Tor Browser
 Reporter:  isabela                   |          Owner:  antonela
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  assigned
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  ux-team                   |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                            |         Points:
 Reviewer:                            |        Sponsor:  Sponsor17

Comment (by antonela):

 A recap:

 **Tor Browser is Outdated**
 When Tor Browser tells users that an update is available and users delay
 the restart by clicking [not now], we will keep the red dot at the
 Hamburger Menu button. Also, we will reduce the delay before the browser
 displays such a doorhanger prompt (#26049).

 **Downloading Package Feedback**
 When a new version is ready to get downloaded, Tor Browser will prompt the
 doorhanger (1.1). When the user clicks on [Download and Restart], the
 download starts and the download icon appears on the hamburger menu.

 One remaining question here, when the download is ready, will we ask users
 to confirm the restart? (1.2) or will we restart automatically?

 Also, seems like Chrome/Brave's approach for UI feedback once a file is
 downloading is the preferred. I think we can consider this
 improvement/discussion for the next iteration (#27028).

 **Tor Browser is Updated**
 When the browser restarts, a fresh `about:tor` page will appear. The main
 title will change to the familiar "Tor Browser has been updated" (1.3).


 About changelogs, yes! We should include them or at least link to this
 list. I added a small link at the right top, just behind the Tor Browser

 Question about Tor Browser changelogs: How are they generated? manually?
 Who does that? How is the process? I'm thinking about to have a readable
 list like:


 Do you think is something worth to explore for the next iteration? If yes,
 I'll fill a ticket for it.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/25694#comment:13>
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