[ux] Communicating Window Resize Danger

Gregory Norcie greg at norcie.com
Mon Aug 27 18:59:10 UTC 2018

An option/button to resize the window back to default would be useful IMHO.

I've accidentally resized myself, and it's frustrating the fix seems to be
to hit "new identity" which resizes, but also ditches all your tabs etc.

- Greg

On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 2:26 PM, David Huerta <huertanix at nycresistor.com>

> 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 and here:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> .dh
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