[tor-talk] Tor Browser safe window width cap
theresa at firemail.cc
Tue Feb 6 22:58:00 UTC 2018
Currently, the Tor Browser design document  mentions that the window
size for new windows is capped at 1000 px in each direction:
> We automatically resize new browser windows to a 200x100 pixel multiple based on desktop resolution by backporting patches from bug 1330882 and setting privacy.resistfingerprinting to true. To minimize the effect of the long tail of large monitor sizes, we also cap the window size at 1000 pixels in each direction. <...> In addition, we prevent auto-maximizing on browser start, and inform users that maximized windows are detrimental to privacy in this mode.
I am wondering if the maximum safe width of a TBB window should be
increased to 1200 px at some point. Currently, majority of desktop
screen sizes seem to be 1200+:
This would make people with screen resolutions like 1024x768 stand out,
but may hopefully make those who are on 1200+ use the default size more
often and maximize/resize less.
What do others think?
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