Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#20727 closed defect (wontfix)

Site-specific zoom levels not kept on Tor Browser 6.5a4(-hardened)

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by:
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Trivial Keywords: tbb-usability
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Description

browser.zoom.siteSpecific is always set to false when starting Tor Browser.

https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-65a4-released#comment-219340

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by cypherpunks

Any way to work around this? As said in the blog comment, user.js doesn't force the setting to true on browser start.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by gk

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

We won't fix this for the default mode of Tor Browser as site specific zoom is a great way to make your browser fingerprint more unique. However, you can disable that if you go to about:preferences#privacy and toggle the "Change details that distinguish you from other Tor Browser users" checkbox.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by cypherpunks

Thanks, makes sense.

What other settings does the privacy.resistFingerprinting toggle restrict?

I accept being zoom-fingerprintable by the few sites where I change it but I still wish to prevent the other preferences controlled by resistFingerprinting from being modified.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by gk

Component: User ExperienceApplications/Tor Browser
Keywords: tbb-usability added
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