[tor-bugs] #20244 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Move privacy checkboxes to about:preferences#privacy (proposed)

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#20244: Move privacy checkboxes to about:preferences#privacy (proposed)
 Reporter:  arthuredelstein                      |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  defect                               |         Status:
                                                 |  needs_review
 Priority:  Medium                               |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-usability,                       |  Actual Points:
  TorBrowserTeam201610R                          |
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Changes (by arthuredelstein):

 * status:  needs_revision => needs_review


 Replying to [comment:5 mcs]:
 > Replying to [comment:2 arthuredelstein]:
 > > I've written patches for this, because it's going to make the problems
 I encountered in #18093 much easier to solve.
 > Kathy and I reviewed and ran with all of the patches. Nice work!
 Comments below.

 Thanks for the review!

 > * There is a typo in the commit message for
 38f3653b89ce3790d75b8652316f7381158d0af3 ("Bug Bug").


 > * You sometimes treat `privacy.thirdparty.isolate` as a Boolean pref,
 which does not seem correct.

 Oops, good catch. Fixed.

 > * When I clicked the button in about:plugins to enable plugins, no
 warning prompt was displayed. Possibly related, there is no default value
 for `plugins.disable` which caused this to appear on the browser console:
 > {{{
 > 16:26:17.523 NS_ERROR_UNEXPECTED: Component returned failure code:
 0x8000ffff (NS_ERROR_UNEXPECTED) [nsIPrefBranch.getBoolPref]1
 > }}}

 Turns out I had consistently mistyped "plugin.disable" as
 "plugins.disable". Fixed.

 > * Please remove the following from
 > {{{
 > extensions.torbutton.resist_fingerprinting
 > extensions.torbutton.restrict_thirdparty
 > }}}

 Done. I have now also removed "extensions.torbutton.block_disk" in patch
 20244.1 and use the "browser.privatebrowsing.autostart" pref instead.

 > * Can we reduce the height of the preferences window? I cannot remember
 how the height is determined, but on OSX there is now a lot of extra space
 below the slider. Or maybe it is just remembering an old height that I set
 by resizing.

 I added maxwidth and maxheight properties to stop it from getting too big.

 > * In the tor-browser patches, should we use the same labels as we have
 in src/chrome/locale/en/torbutton.dtd? Or did you intentionally make them
 different to verify that the overlay was working?

 I did, but now I have made them the same.

 > * Should we include the access keys in the overlay so they can be


 Here are the new versions:

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/20244#comment:6>
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