[tbb-bugs] #24918 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Help users finding the new circuit display

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#24918: Help users finding the new circuit display
 Reporter:  gk                             |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                         |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Very High                      |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser       |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                         |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  ux-team, TorBrowserTeam201806  |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by alison):

 Thanks for this copy Anto. Suggested edits below:

 Replying to [comment:10 antonela]:
 > Suggested copy for this step through feature onboarding:
 > Step 1
 > Title: How circuits works?

 How do circuits work?

 > Description: Tor periodically creates virtual circuits through the Tor
 network. Once inside a Tor network, circuits allow you to browse

 Should we give a little bit more of an explanation here, after "through
 the Tor network" say "Circuits are made up of randomly-assigned relays,
 which are computers configured to forward Tor traffic" might be a little
 too wordy, but that sentence right there answers a good portion of user
 questions about relays/circuits.

 Also it should be "inside the Tor network" in the second sentence.

 > Step 2
 > Title: Circuit Display
 > Description: This diagram shows you how the circuit is running. If you
 have any trouble trying to reach a website, then you can load a new
 > Step 3
 > Title: Do you need a new circuit?
 > Description: If the exit relay you are using is unable to connect to the
 website you require, or is not loading it properly, then you can load a
 new circuit.

 I would remove the part about "if the exit relay you are using is" and
 replace it with "If you are not able to connect to the website you're
 trying to visit, or is not loading properly, then you should try loading a
 new circuit" because the user might be like "how do I know if it's my exit
 that's the problem?"

 Thanks for all your work on this!!


 > Is there anything else missing in this ticket that blocks us to move it
 to development?

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/24918#comment:11>
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