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

Arlo Breault arlo at torproject.org
Tue Jul 8 21:16:12 UTC 2014

I started working on something like this a little while ago,

but didn't manage to stir up much interest.

I'm happy to continue with it if anyone wants to collaborate.


On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 9:39 PM, Damian Johnson <atagar at torproject.org> wrote:
> 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.
> https://www.torproject.org/getinvolved/volunteer.html.en#relayWebPanel
> 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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