[ux] Communicating Window Resize Danger
hola at antonela.me
Thu Aug 30 12:32:37 UTC 2018
Those are good ticket references.
The ttb team has been working on this concept for a while
It is really cool. Hopefully, we will have it running at Tor Browser at
Thanks for bringing this topic to the list!
On 29 August 2018 at 17:03, Dave Rolek <dmr-x at riseup.net> wrote:
> Prevention would definitely be better than trying to fix things
> after-the-fact. The more-identifying information could likely already be
> "out there" at that point, so imo "New Identity" is the best overall
> "fix" once the user resizes the window (by any means).
> See also:
> ... which (in my admittedly cursory glance) has the best approach
> proposed yet for prevention
> and many others, with the 'tbb-fingerprinting-resolution' keyword:
> On 2018-08-27 11:59, Gregory Norcie wrote:
> > 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> wrote:
> >> 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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