[tbb-bugs] #24993 [Applications/Tor Browser]: about:support option strips TBB down to Firefox

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Wed Jan 24 00:52:31 UTC 2018

#24993: about:support option strips TBB down to Firefox
     Reporter:  cypherpunks          |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  task                 |     Status:  new
     Priority:  Medium               |  Milestone:
    Component:  Applications/Tor     |    Version:
  Browser                            |   Keywords:  mozilla firefox
     Severity:  Normal               |  branding
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 -go to about:support
 -click "Refresh Tor Browser"
 -now you're fucked

 This option should restore the Tor Browser Bundle to it's default config,
 meantime as the Tor Browser. Instead it "restores" it to more or less

 I used it once where I not only didn't have Tor locally installed, but
 didn't have safe access to updates or downloads, and suddenly found myself
 stranded without web access over tor.

 I understand some users may need to manually re-install the Tor Browser
 Button, etc. But at the very least this path needs to be better marked.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/24993>
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