[tor-bugs] #4763 [Applications/Tor Browser]: TorBrowser remembers location of last locally-opened file: "File > Open File ..."

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#4763: TorBrowser remembers location of last locally-opened file: "File > Open
File ..."
 Reporter:  cypherpunks               |          Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  closed
 Priority:  Low                       |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:  worksforme
 Keywords:                            |  Actual Points:
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Changes (by gk):

 * status:  reopened => closed
 * resolution:   => worksforme


 Replying to [comment:7 Thorin]:
 > No need for STR - it's a straightforward - File>Open>... (e.g. from menu
 bar or ctrl-O). The information is persistent and stored by the pref
 `browser.open.lastDir` (which is a hidden pref). ~~I guess you could reset
 it on each new identity~~ see [1] PB mode does not use this pref
 > [1] https://dxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-
 > Edit: that was in quick test in Firefox. Testing Tor Browser (alpha), it
 doesn't use that pref, but still remembers the location. TB did pick up my
 Firefox's location If someone has access to your PC already, you have
 bigger things to worry about.

 I am not convinced. I tried the following thing on my Linux box:

 1) Clean new 9.5a3 en-US bundle
 2) I opened a local file in my Tor Browser (as that's what the op
 3) I closed the browser
 4) I looked at File -> Open after a restart and nothing showed up under
 last opened files.

 Again, please provide steps to reproduce.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/4763#comment:10>
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