Feature #12257

Add a screenshot to our homepage

Added by sajolida 2017-02-22 15:32:14 . Updated 2020-04-17 20:38:53 .

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Even before doing a big plan for redesign and restructuring the whole thing, adding a screenshot might help people grasp what Tails is.


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #7492: Explain graphically different steps of a typical use of Tails through photos or screencast Rejected 2014-07-06
Related to Tails - Feature #9814: Clarify what Tails is and what makes it so awesome Confirmed 2014-07-06
Related to Tails - Feature #6857: Have leaflets to present Tails Confirmed 2014-03-06


#1 Updated by Anonymous 2017-06-28 10:52:07

  • Type of work changed from Website to Discuss

Next steps:

  • Discuss what we want to show here: do we want a screenshot of the desktop, eventually having some open windows like TorBrowser, OnionShare, Tails Installer, Pidgin, Thunderbird?
  • Discuss if we want to show multiple images instead / Slider / Carousel style
  • Discuss where we want to show that/these image(s)
  • Do it!

#2 Updated by Anonymous 2017-06-28 10:52:28

Adding this to the monthly meeting agenda.

#3 Updated by Anonymous 2017-06-30 14:58:27

  • related to Feature #7492: Explain graphically different steps of a typical use of Tails through photos or screencast added

#4 Updated by Anonymous 2017-06-30 14:59:04

  • related to Feature #9814: Clarify what Tails is and what makes it so awesome added

#5 Updated by Anonymous 2017-08-03 18:51:12

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I want to look into it.

#6 Updated by sajolida 2017-08-04 10:31:31

Discussed during the August 2017 monthly meeting:


  • There is consensus on adding it: it’s a well established best practice for software homepages.
  • Better do it now with a very simple thing and make it fancier later than let it rot
  • u volonteers to create a laptop svg to put the screenshot in (but not integrating it). OTOH She also thinks it’s a good idea to leave that as a task for tails-project or tails-ux, to use as a starter for a first contribution to Tails.
  • The person working on it should come up with proposals of what to display, with mockups if needed
  • Suggestions:
    • The laptop SVG should have an usb stick in it, visible, maybe with Tails logo
    • screenshots should show desktop, tor browser, persistence, glider or even email/chat, openpgp-applet… What’s making Tails Tails.

#7 Updated by sajolida 2017-08-04 10:32:02

  • Type of work changed from Discuss to Graphics

#8 Updated by Anonymous 2018-01-16 16:11:10

  • Target version set to Tails_3.8

#9 Updated by Anonymous 2018-01-18 14:53:11

#10 Updated by intrigeri 2018-06-26 16:27:38

  • Target version changed from Tails_3.8 to Tails_3.9

#11 Updated by sajolida 2018-08-08 08:37:58

  • Target version changed from Tails_3.9 to Tails_3.10.1

Please don’t work on that until we’re done with the work with Simply Secure.

#12 Updated by Anonymous 2018-10-16 12:30:48

  • Target version changed from Tails_3.10.1 to Tails_3.12

#13 Updated by anonym 2019-01-30 11:59:11

  • Target version changed from Tails_3.12 to Tails_3.13

#14 Updated by Anonymous 2019-03-18 15:43:33

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I have no capacities for this. Also, I don’t want to interfere with sajolida’s work, and prepare a branch that in the end will be rejected.

#15 Updated by CyrilBrulebois 2019-03-20 14:34:04

  • Target version changed from Tails_3.13 to Tails_3.14

#16 Updated by sajolida 2019-03-21 16:43:08

  • Target version deleted (Tails_3.14)

#17 Updated by intrigeri 2020-04-16 09:04:23

Can we reject this issue, now that the big revamp is almost completed?

#18 Updated by sajolida 2020-04-17 20:38:53

According to https://tails.boum.org/contribute/meetings/201708/, we had some consensus on adding screenshots to our homepage.

I was not the one super interested about it but Lunar had interesting plans to add screenshots at a later stage to the new home page when we discussed in February.

So, yes, we could reject this ticket to clean up a ticket that is not super important (at least to me) and might not be worked on in a while. But not because I don’t think that we should have screenshots on our homepage never or because nobody wants them.