[tbb-bugs] #25694 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Activity 3.1: Improve the user experience of updating Tor Browser

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#25694: Activity 3.1: Improve the user experience of updating Tor Browser
 Reporter:  isabela                   |          Owner:  antonela
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  assigned
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  ux-team                   |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                            |         Points:
 Reviewer:                            |        Sponsor:  Sponsor17

Comment (by mcs):

 Overall, the flow looks good. We will need to add some error cases, e.g.,
 if the update fails to apply, Firefox prompts the user to download a new
 installer (which seems like a good idea).

 However, Kathy and I are interested in reusing as much of the new Firefox
 updater UI as we can. Did you consider that approach? Advantages:
 * We can avoid some "line of death" problems (see
 * We reduce our dependency on about:tor (which some users do not use as
 their home page).
 * We will reduce our implementation effort and patch maintenance effort.
 * We will have the opportunity to help Mozilla improve their update UX.

 I attached a mockup (FF60 Updater.png) that shows what that might look
 like (using Firefox screenshots).

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/25694#comment:7>
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