Monday, January 18, 2016

Tor Browser is forcing a prompt and a tiny screen resolution

Apparently the folks over at Tor feel that we have to have some sort of prompt if we maximize the Tor Browser window. Also, if we change the homepage to anything other than the default, we will no longer be able to maximize the Tor Browser window, and we will endure a prompt. The assholes that engineered this discuss it here:

I just fought with this for the last 2 hours. I would never have figured out what was going on if I hadn't found this link. I may demonstrate in a video tutorial later, maybe the community can figure out a way to patch this.

They tell is that we can be tracked by our screen resolution. So what? Why in the hell is that their business? It is my right to change my homepage, increase my screen resolution, and turn off this prompt. I will spend time later figuring out just how to do that. If I find anything I will post it here.

Just be aware that the folks working on Tor have gone off the reservation, gotten delirious with power or something. So you may need to find another way to access the hidden parts of the internet.