We, the users, request the addition of Letterboxing to Brave Browser, similar to the implementation in LibreWolf. Letterboxing is a technique that adds margins to a browser window so that the window is as close as possible to the desired window size while keeping the actual size hidden.
Here are some reasons why this feature would be beneficial for MOST Brave users:
Improved Privacy: Letterboxing helps prevent fingerprinting by making it more difficult for websites to determine the exact browser window size. By adding gray bars around the web view, letterboxing hides the precise dimensions of the browser, making the window size more common and placing users into a larger group of people with similar-sized browsers.
Better Security: By implementing this feature, users can spoof important device info that could be used against them by malicious actors.
Reduced Uniqueness: Users’ browser window sizes become more standardized, such as 1200px x 900px, instead of exposing unique dimensions like 1231px by 895px. This standardization makes it harder for websites to distinguish individual users based on their specific browser dimensions, thus reducing their uniqueness.
Adding Letterboxing to Brave Browser would be a valuable addition to the browser’s privacy and security features. Thank you for considering this request.