Wouldn't it be better if Tor windows opened with a set browser window size?

To be honest, I’m really not 100% how essential/important this feature is but I know that Tor Browser makes a big deal out of it! It opens at a set window size and warns you not to full screen it or change that size because it makes it easier to pinpoint who you are based on a specific browser window size you were using.

Perhaps Tor-enabled windows in Brave could open at a set window size and have a button for reverting back to that size at any time?

Just seems like a great addition especially as it would be fairly simple to implement I’d think.

Also GREAT work on the browser by the way guys. I tried it maybe a year ago and it’s come along leaps and bounds - I am really enjoying using it now. It’s not perfect but it’s very good (I don’t want to bore you guys with my other smaller suggestions in this thread!).

Anyway erm, thanks so much for such a great open source browser and keep up the good work!


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cc @toml would have the answer to this.

Quite a lot of PCs are either 12.5, 13, 14, 15.* & 17.* " and when viewing users using monitors in the 21+" size I hardly notice them maximizing the browser. That being said for those that do, expressing similar sentiments as the above user, would it technically be a big deal in Brave?

You are right that this is a fingerprinting vector, and we have an open issue to address it: https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/issues/720


The “Tor Browser” is just a modified Mozilla Firefox browser, and you can see on https://iplocation.net/find-ip-address that it shows the screen size as the window size. Also I still don’t like that it doesn’t have an option to change the Country of the IP location. And Brave still needs that option, on the Private Window with Tor, as the Orbot app for Android has from the Guardian Project.

Additionally, the “Tor Browser” doesn’t have a built-in ad blocker like Brave has.