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

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Wed Jan 24 03:19:39 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 Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  mozilla firefox branding  |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by yawning):

 The Tor Browser developer's views on this particular button of doom is
 somewhat contradictory.

  * It was examined in #13346 (because the now disabled error dialog was
 directing people to click on the "destroy your copy of Tor Browser"
 button) and fixed (Yay).

  * It was also encountered in #14118, because the wonderful safemode
 prompt dialog that the Tor Browser developers didn't disable (Boo),
 includes the button of doom, as an alternative to starting Firefox is safe

 The better long term approach would be something like #10760, which will
 make the button actually work.  But in the short/medium term, I'm of the
 opinion that it should probably be patched out.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/24993#comment:1>
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