[tbb-bugs] #26341 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Enable setting torbutton.use_nontor_proxy with an environment variable

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Wed Jun 13 12:58:03 UTC 2018

#26341: Enable setting torbutton.use_nontor_proxy with an environment variable
 Reporter:  eyedeekay                 |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  enhancement               |         Status:  needs_information
 Priority:  Low                       |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Trivial                   |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-torbutton             |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                            |         Points:
 Reviewer:                            |        Sponsor:
Changes (by gk):

 * owner:  (none) => tbb-team
 * status:  new => needs_information
 * component:  Applications/Torbutton => Applications/Tor Browser
 * keywords:   => tbb-torbutton


 Why exactly do you need to set that preference to `true`? Because there is
 no domain isolation possible with I2P used instead? FWIW: I don't think
 just switching that pref alone is a food idea. See
 `torbutton_use_nontor_proxy()` in `torbutton.js` for why. If you ship an
 own I2P browser I assume you ship an own profile with it. Why can't you
 just flip the default preferences in it accordingly? What do you plan to
 do with all the Tor-related branding, because it is not Tor Browser you'll
 ship anymore even if it says so.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/26341#comment:1>
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