Opened 19 months ago

Last modified 19 months ago

#29997 new enhancement

Add a "?" besides setting that could help fingerprinting you if changed

Reported by: nami Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: ux-team, tbb-fingerprinting
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An interactive GUI "What not to do" guide that explains what should be avoided.

A "(?)" beside a setting should explain what happens if you, for example. Remove all the Search Engines from the list, if that could create a unique fingerprint. Or changing the Default Search Engine.

I recently figured out that the Bookmarks Toolbar was changing my Window Size without me knowing. That I have been using on websites for months. Changing the Bookmarks/History to a popup window would be better maybe? Or simply have the blank page after opening a new tab contain all your bookmarks.

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comment:1 Changed 19 months ago by gk

Keywords: ux-team tbb-fingerprinting added; Fingerprint removed
Priority: HighMedium
Severity: MajorNormal
Summary: Feedback - Creating a unique fingerprint with Bookmarks/History.Add a "?" besides setting that could help fingerprinting you if changed
Version: Tor: unspecified

I've changed the description of the ticket to better capture your idea. I am not convinced yet we should do that but maybe others have some different opinions here. I think instead we should focus our little resources we have to make sure changes settings does not help (much) fingerprinting you.

E.g regarding the bookmark bar issue, Mozilla is currently working on a technique called letterboxing by dynamically rounding your window dimensions which should make the bookmark bar problem moot.

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