[ux] Communicating Window Resize Danger

David Huerta huertanix at nycresistor.com
Mon Aug 27 18:26:09 UTC 2018

Hey everyone,

A quick intro: I’m David, one of the digital security trainers at Freedom of the Press Foundation.

A recurring design issue I’ve encountered in trainings around Tor Browser is accidental resizing of the Tor Browser window. This is especially the case with Tails and other distros using Gnome, which is set up to maximize any window dragged far enough upward. In almost every case, no trainee notices the warning about browser fingerprinting.

I have some thoughts on how to address this that I’ve added here: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/20260 <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/20260> and here: https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/15766 <https://labs.riseup.net/code/issues/15766> but curious to see if anyone else on the UX list has thought about how to make warnings less ignored or preventing not-undoable mistakes.


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