#25658: Activity 2.1: Improve user understanding and user control by clarifying 
Tor
Browser's security features
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 Reporter:  isabela                        |          Owner:  antonela
     Type:  project                        |         Status:  assigned
 Priority:  High                           |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser       |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                         |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  ux-team, TorBrowserTeam201804  |  Actual Points:
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 Reviewer:                                 |        Sponsor:  Sponsor17
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Comment (by antonela):

 Thanks for the comment @mcs!

 Replying to [comment:10 mcs]:
 > I like the idea of moving the UI for changing the security level into
 about:preferences.  However, nearly everything in about:preferences is
 "instant apply" (changes take effect immediately) which may make it more
 difficult for people to learn about the different security levels before
 they decide to change their level.
 >

 Yes, indeed.

 > In the existing dialog-based UI users can learn what the different
 levels do via two methods: (1) tooltips and (2) they can move the slider
 to the different positions to reveal descriptive text (since the actual
 security level is not changed until they dismiss the dialog). We could use
 tooltips in about:preferences, but maybe we can also come up with a more
 obvious way for people to learn about the different security level
 choices. For example, if we use three radio buttons instead of a slider
 control we might be able to simply include the descriptive text nearby
 (that might be crowded though).


 To be honest, and as I said before, I think the slider is not the best
 solution for this UX at the moment. But, I know that people have been
 calling this feature security-slider for a while and I'm not sure about
 how hard could be this change for them.

 That said, I love the idea about to have three simply radio buttons with
 each description. In that case, we will continue having the confirmation
 step before seeing the changes.

 I made a mockup to see how it looks :) See here

 
https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/attachment/ticket/25658/25658%20-%20Settings%20Radio.png

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