Opened 8 months ago

Closed 8 months ago

#33495 closed defect (duplicate)

resolution check for small screen

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version: Tor: unspecified
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-mobile
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I am using android torbrowser 9.0.5 on a samsung galaxy ring which is a small 4" phone. When i check the fpcentral site or, i am seen as unique with the panopticlick site showing ~1/45,000 because of the 3 resolution factors: screen width, screen height, and color resolution - 320, 508, 24 - and ~1/250,000 overall. I have read that torbrowser is supposed to give a certain resolution of a set of proscribed general resolutions, to anonymize the user, depending on the size of the actual screen. However, in my case, the screen resolution is specific, and the small screen is a giveaway too. The developers at the torproject have to take this into account and set the screen resolution of such a small screen ti spoof a larger one and larger, more ubiquitous phones.

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comment:1 Changed 8 months ago by Thorin

Keywords: tbb-mobile added
Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

rounding "new windows" to set stepped sizes is a desktop innovation, because, well, it has actual "windows".

On android, this will be somewhat mitigated when "letterboxing" is applied (with probably different stepping sizes). This is ticket #30945 - closing as a duplicate

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