Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#21322 reopened defect

Change text: "Change details that distinguish you from other Tor Browser users"

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Description

After I upgraded to TBB 6.5, everytime when I start TBB, Firefox opens
fixed window size & fixed position.

Before upgrade(TBB 6.0.5 IIRC), I was using TBB as simple Firefox(because I dislike mozilla trackers); torbutton & torlauncher disabled. I'm using this for .onion development and I know what I am doing.

When the user checked this box below, allow the user to use their own window size.
This is seriously annoying and I want you to reconsider about it.

[X] Change details that distinguish you from other Tor Browser users

Child Tickets

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by gk

Resolution: not a bug
Status: newclosed

That checkbox is still there, it moved to the Firefox native privacy settings. That said there is privacy.window.maxInnerWidth and privacy.window.maxInnerHeight you can set which should help you. Using Tor Browser just as a simple Firefox is nothing we currently support, though.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by cypherpunks

Resolution: not a bug
Status: closedreopened

That checkbox is still there, it moved to the Firefox native privacy settings.

I know that. Why not allow people to change window size if they enable that checkbox?

That said there is privacy.window.maxInnerWidth and privacy.window.maxInnerHeight you can set which should help you.

about:config
Search: privacy.window.maxInnerWidth
Result Zero. Ideas?

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by cypherpunks

When the user select that checkbox, and change their window size & position,
and close TBB and reopen it,

[Expected Behavior]
TBB opens with last window size and position(actual last TBB behavior)

[Actual Behavior]
TBB always open with static size and position, ignoring my settings.

comment:4 in reply to:  2 Changed 3 years ago by gk

Replying to cypherpunks:

That checkbox is still there, it moved to the Firefox native privacy settings.

I know that. Why not allow people to change window size if they enable that checkbox?

That said there is privacy.window.maxInnerWidth and privacy.window.maxInnerHeight you can set which should help you.

about:config
Search: privacy.window.maxInnerWidth
Result Zero. Ideas?

You have to add those preferences yourself.

comment:5 in reply to:  3 Changed 3 years ago by gk

Resolution: worksforme
Status: reopenedclosed

Replying to cypherpunks:

When the user select that checkbox, and change their window size & position,
and close TBB and reopen it,

[Expected Behavior]
TBB opens with last window size and position(actual last TBB behavior)

[Actual Behavior]
TBB always open with static size and position, ignoring my settings.

Actually, I just tested that on a Linux machine and the behavior in 6.5 is exactly the same as in 6.0.8. If I uncheck the "Change details that distinguish you from other Tor Browser users" checkbox on the Firefox privacy settings pane, resize the window as I want and restart I get the windows sized as I did in the previous session. If that does not work for you please provide more details on how to reproduce your problem and reopen the bug.

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by cypherpunks

Priority: HighMedium
Summary: TBB6.5: Always open fixed window position & size, I'm not asking for this.Change text: "Change details that distinguish you from other Tor Browser users"

If I uncheck the "Change details that distinguish you from other Tor Browser users" checkbox on the Firefox privacy settings pane,
resize the window as I want and restart
I get the windows sized as I did in the previous session.

WOW.
Uncheck that checkbox(not checked) fixed my problem...

Wait wait... maybe I am misleading "Change details that distinguish you from other Tor Browser users".

I read this "Change details that distinguish you from other Tor Browser users" as:

"I want to change 'some details' which distinguish you from other TBB users."

"By enabling this checkbox, TBB will stop enforcing some details, and you are allowed to change some more options."

If this is true, consider altering this text to:
"[X] Forget advanced changes which could isolate you from other TBB users"
or something.

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by cypherpunks

Resolution: worksforme
Status: closedreopened

comment:8 in reply to:  6 Changed 3 years ago by gk

Resolution: worksforme
Status: reopenedclosed

Replying to cypherpunks:

If I uncheck the "Change details that distinguish you from other Tor Browser users" checkbox on the Firefox privacy settings pane,
resize the window as I want and restart
I get the windows sized as I did in the previous session.

WOW.
Uncheck that checkbox(not checked) fixed my problem...

Wait wait... maybe I am misleading "Change details that distinguish you from other Tor Browser users".

I read this "Change details that distinguish you from other Tor Browser users" as:

"I want to change 'some details' which distinguish you from other TBB users."

"By enabling this checkbox, TBB will stop enforcing some details, and you are allowed to change some more options."

If this is true, consider altering this text to:
"[X] Forget advanced changes which could isolate you from other TBB users"
or something.

There are no advanced changes that need to be forgotten. Actually the advanced changes made and being active when the checkbox is checked are there to *stop* isolating you from other Tor Browser users. You, as a normal Tor Browser user, want to hide the features of your local system which are distinguishing you from other Tor Browser users. That reduces the fingerprinting risk.

Glad unchecking the checkbox works for you as well.

comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by cypherpunks

Resolution: worksforme
Status: closedreopened

Status changed from reopened to closed

Why did you closed? Check the title, will you?

The text "Change details that distinguish you from other Tor Browser users" is not clear to understand perfectly.

Why not change this text to:
"[X] Stop isolating me from other TBB users(disable extra settings)"

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