Add caution and description to "Always connect automatically"
In the blog post, Improving the user experience of connecting to Tor in Tor Browser 10.5, the first GIF shows a tab with buttons to connect to Tor and a checkbox labeled, "Always connect automatically." Users presented with an "Always X automatically" or "Don't ask me again" option, like for the New Identity button, have sometimes 1) forgotten that they enabled it and 2) don't know if they can undo it or how.
I'm wary if the option is given on the first startup after install. Click- or tap-happy users may enable it without thinking of the consequences. It might be good to hide it until the second or third startup.
I'm not sure if its position above and to the side of the Connect button is conducive or not. Conventionally, such an option is positioned below or somehow visibly as a sub-option of its corresponding button. I'm not sure either if the conventional position would lull users into clicking the checkbox out of habit.
Once visible, the checkbox should be accompanied by a cautionary informative note like, "You can change this in Preferences" (if there's an option in Preferences yet at all), and a link to the Support and/or TB Manual portals in the note. More to the point, a note could link to EFF's Tor and HTTPS interactive diagram12 and say that users connecting from places in the world under situations of extreme surveillance who may face real-world harm for using cryptographic software may not want to connect directly to Tor and should open the "Tor Network Settings" button.
I do realize that Tor Browser has until now always connected automatically and didn't have an option for it. But until now, Tor Launcher also gave a few sentences of description, and the Connect and Configure options were presented as equals in appearance, implying equal support of alternate use-cases and threat models. Now, it doesn't.
I don't have a major issue with the buttons. The button for Tor Network Settings (Configure) could be a little more contrasted against the background.