[tor-project] Tails report for January 2022

intrigeri intrigeri at boum.org
Wed Feb 9 11:26:20 UTC 2022

Tails report for January 2022 <https://tails.boum.org/news/report_2022_01/>


Tails 4.26 was released on January 11 

Among other changes, it added a shortcut to open the /Tor Connection/ 
assistant when starting /Tor Browser/ if Tails is not connected to the 
Tor network yet.

  Usability improvements

    Installation pages

We fixed all the low-hanging fruits among the issues identified in 
December during usability tests of first-time use 

  * #18764 <https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/18764>:
    "Start in macOS" is confusing when obvious
  * #18765 <https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/18765>:
    QR code in steps is unclear
  * #18771 <https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/18771>:
    Add screenshot of Plymouth to installation steps
  * #18773 <https://gitlab.tails.boum.org/tails/tails/-/issues/18773>:
    Update time estimates in overview

After which we started a bigger project to restructure our installation 
pages. Stay tuned!

    Connecting to Tor

Polishing the user experience of connecting to Tor from Tails is one of 
our top priorities for 2021-2023. We are continuously designing and 
implementing improvements in this area. Here's the January 2021 edition :)

We noticed a while ago, thanks to usability tests, that users not 
accustomed to the GNOME desktop have difficulties connecting to Wi-Fi. 
So we made this more discoverable last year, by making Wi-Fi settings 
reachable from /Tor Connection/. Unfortunately, while our initial 
implementation looked OK in a simplified test environment, it turns out 
it was not working in real user scenarios, so we fixed it (#18587 


Tails has been started more than 773 496 times this month. This makes 
24 951 boots a day on average.

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