[tor-dev] UX Idea - A controller inside TBB

Damian Johnson atagar at torproject.org
Tue Jul 8 19:39:44 UTC 2014

Hi Nima, great mockup! For what it's worth a localhost tor interface
is something I've been longing for us to do for quite some time. I
pitched it to GSoC applicants (without much success) and plan to hack
on it myself in the future, but not until after finishing the arm
rewrite. So it'll be quite a while.


Making a trac page with mockups and feature ideas might be a great
spot to start even if we lack someone to hack on it right now.

Cheers! -Damian

On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 10:40 AM, Nima Fatemi <nima at riseup.net> wrote:
> Hi Devs,
> [For those of you who have missed Vidalia, and for those of you who
> hated it dearly but still needed an easy-to-use Tor controller]
> A long while ago, when I was bored on an airplane, I tried to imagine a
> nice controller inside TBB, with all the good features of Vidalia and
> some more stuff.
> Fast forwarding to couple days ago...
> I was hitting a weird exit node that wouldn't let me connect to any site
> except Google. I only had TBB on that machine, and couldn't find a way
> to find my Tor IP address. That UX nightmare reminded me of this image I
> complied on that trip. Although it's not finished and is based on
> imagination only! I thought I'd share it anyways, hoping to inspire
> people to start hacking on it.
> https://people.torproject.org/~nima/ux/about-tor.png
> Here's my question for you:
> How would you perfect that image? What's missing?
> Let's talk about your ideal controller (inside browser).
> Who knows... maybe someone would read this thread and make it happen.
> Bests,
> --
> Nima
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