[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 gk):

 Replying to [comment:13 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.
 > (1.1)
 > One remaining question here, when the download is ready, will we ask
 users to confirm the restart? (1.2) or will we restart automatically?
 > (1.2)
 > 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:
 > https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/releases/
 > https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/61.0/releasenotes/
 > https://www.sketchapp.com/updates/
 > Do you think is something worth to explore for the next iteration? If
 yes, I'll fill a ticket for it.

 FWIW: That's #27213.

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