[tor-bugs] #19135 [- Select a component]: 'refresh tor browser' makes it inoperable

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#19135: 'refresh tor browser' makes it inoperable
     Reporter:  akrey                 |      Owner:
         Type:  defect                |     Status:  new
     Priority:  Medium                |  Milestone:
    Component:  - Select a component  |    Version:
     Severity:  Normal                |   Keywords:
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 On starting tor browser I got a dialog box asking me if I wanted to
 'refresh tor browser', or something similar. Unfortunately, I quickly said
 yes without making a screenshot.

 It seems to have removed all the plugins, including the one that starts
 tor underneath the browser. So I ended up with a broswer window without
 the noscript or tor button, and when I try to open anything I get an error
 because the proxy isn't there. (If I start a newly installed tor browser
 in parallel the old one will also access that tor instance as its proxy.)

 Browser window looks like

 There is a similar refresh thing in stock firefox; I have no idea when and
 why it decides to aks whether you want that.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/19135>
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