Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 9 months ago

#9484 new enhancement

Allow setting of window dimensions in TBB

Reported by: tmpname0901 Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-fingerprinting-resolution
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Description

When looking at https://panopticlick.eff.org I see that my browser dimensions make me fairly unique. It seems that only 1 in 3264810 users have my browser window size.

I'd like to set the Firefox window width to a less specific size, but see no way to pass the "-width nnnn" to Firefox on start-up.

I suggest that the start-tor-browser script and/or Vidalia allow passing of parameters to the Firefox command line.

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by tmpname0901

After changing the browser window size to common values, Panopticlick reports my browser window size as being 1 in 32979, reducing my uniqueness by this metric by 90%.

FYI.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by tmpname0901

It seems that 1366x768 is currently the most popular browser window dimensions (see URL below).

After changing my TBB window to match that size, Panopticlick reports that 1 in 29 browsers have my same window size.

http://gs.statcounter.com/#resolution-ww-monthly-201207-201307

FYI, again.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Component: Tor bundles/installationTor Browser
Owner: changed from erinn to tbb-team

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by bugzilla

Keywords: tbb-fingerprinting-resolution added; needs-triage removed
Milestone: TorBrowserBundle 2.3.x-stable
Severity: Normal

Permanent Responsive Design View (Ctrl+Shift+M)?

comment:6 Changed 9 months ago by Thorin

+1 for closing. Dupe of #14429 . RFP letterboxing will allow users to resize the browser when implemented

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