[tor-bugs] #23431 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Command+Shift+L unexpectedly Googles selected text in non-Tor browser

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#23431: Command+Shift+L unexpectedly Googles selected text in non-Tor browser
     Reporter:  elias                     |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect                    |     Status:  new
     Priority:  Very High                 |  Milestone:
    Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |    Version:
     Severity:  Critical                  |   Keywords:
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 I am using Tor Browser 7.0.5 on OS X 10.12.6 and I noticed a bug.

 If I select some text, and then press Command+Shift+L, instead of
 switching to a new Tor circuit, like the keyboard shortcut usually does,
 it opens Safari and does a Google search for what I selected.

 Sometimes, even if I don't have any text selected, Command+Shift+L opens
 Safari with text I have selected a few minutes ago. I don't know what
 exactly is triggering this bug but I'm able to reliably reproduce it by
 selecting text.

 I think this is a serious bug because it can cause the user to
 accidentally reveal sensitive information to the clearnet (with their
 Google session cookies if they are logged into Google).

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/23431>
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