[tbb-bugs] #26960 [Applications/Tor Browser]: implement new about:tor start page

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#26960: implement new about:tor start page
 Reporter:  mcs                       |          Owner:  mcs
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  needs_review
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  TorBrowserTeam201807R     |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:  #25695                    |         Points:
 Reviewer:                            |        Sponsor:
Changes (by mcs):

 * keywords:  TorBrowserTeam201807 => TorBrowserTeam201807R
 * status:  assigned => needs_review


 This is ready for review:

 For now, we preserved the "Tor is not working in this browser" mode: when
 the Tor check fails, the about:tor page displays the following text on a
 red background (#A4000F) :
  Something Went Wrong!
  Tor is not working in this browser.

 We used the CSS and HTML method to render the onion pattern that is
 included at the bottom of the page. We included 14 onions across in each
 row, which means if someone has a really wide display the shapes will not
 fill the entire width of their window. I think this is OK.

 We cannot use the @2x and @3x images because the display density is
 spoofed and always appears to the CSS rules as 1.0 when
 `privacy.resistFingerprinting` is `true`. We will need to think about how
 to fix that problem.

 One comment on the design: we should consider reducing the empty vertical
 space above and below the search box. As it is, on many laptop displays
 the onion design is mostly off the bottom of the page, and on smaller
 displays (e.g., a 14" Win10 laptop) the link to the manual and the Tor
 mission text is not visible without scrolling.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/26960#comment:2>
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