[tbb-bugs] #10760 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Integrate TorButton to TorBrowser core to prevent users from disabling it

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#10760: Integrate TorButton to TorBrowser core to prevent users from disabling it
 Reporter:  Rezonansowy                          |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  defect                               |         Status:
                                                 |  needs_revision
 Priority:  High                                 |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  AffectsTails, tbb-parity,            |  Actual Points:
  TorBrowserTeam201905, GeorgKoppen201905        |
Parent ID:  #24855                               |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                       |        Sponsor:

Comment (by anonym):

 Replying to [comment:43 intrigeri]:
 > Replying to [comment:42 mcs]:
 > > Replying to [comment:41 intrigeri]:
 > > > Good catch! Indeed, Tor Launcher as we currently run it has no
 Torbutton extension available. I don't know what would happen if it had.
 Should I try, or would the results of testing the standalone XUL app be
 moot anyway?
 > >
 > > Probably it would not hurt to try.
 > I'm afraid I don't know where I should put the Torbutton extension in
 the tree resulting from unpacking tor-launcher at torproject.org.xpi. Any

 It should be extracted into the ''profile's''
 `extensions/torbutton at torproject.org` folder. I tested this (by making
 Tails' `/usr/local/bin/tor-browser` script extracting the xpi into the
 right place) and after Tor Launcher exited I could see in its `prefs.js`
 that the `extensions.torbutton.startup` pref was set, which I interpret as
 Torbutton successfully loading. And I could connect to the Tor network
 fine (both with and without bridges), so there seems to be no problem.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/10760#comment:45>
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