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Re: [tor-talk] TorBrowser spoofed screen size?
On 3/5/2014 7:52 PM, Soul Plane wrote:
Yes, that's screen "resolution," or just resolution. It's of some
significance, but it's not the same as "screen (or monitor) size."
Screen size is what I meant (like 1280 x 720, etc.). That's the value
I'm asking what TBB is now supposed to spoof (what IS that value).
I tried TBB 3.5.2 in Windows XP at 120 dpi and browserspy says I'm at 96.
Note: it may? be working correctly for me (dunno)... except, since
neither I nor millions, keep their system DPI set at default (in
Windows, often 96), then the TBB spoofed screen size, modified by the
DPI adjustment, gives a VERY weird number (sort of like: 1657 x 841,
1920 x 892 etc.). So weird, it's probably FAR more noticeable / unique,
than just showing my real screen size, or somehow? spoofing my own
But, EVEN WHEN I reset my system to 96 DPI, reboot - TBB still shows a
weird value - like 1920 x *933* (just an example).
NO one has a screen size w/ those odd numbers. That's the issue.
Try checking your screen size at these sites (they do thorough jobs, in
They're quite well known. At BrowserSpy.dk, must click each test
separately. There, the test is "screen."
sites to detect certain browser or system values (a lesson unto itself
about JS giving up info).
But, at least *parts* of many sites won't work w/o java script - a
double edged sword.
Browser check sites:
From JonDoFox group: IP check <http://ip-check.info/?lang=en>
BrowserSpy.dk_Browser Privacy Tests <http://browserspy.dk/resolution.php>
I can't remember what TBB was reporting, the last time I checked on one
of those sites.
For those using system default DPI values, TBB may be correctly spoofing
a fairly common is size (or not).
I've never checked the resolution before so I don't know how it compares to earlier versions.
If others would, please check to see if it's spoofing a "common" screen
size, or a weird one.
If you report a "sort of" size back here, please state if you use
default OS DPI value, or higher / lower.
I read a bunch on Trac, but *never found* the final draft for what
size(s) they'd show. I'm pretty sure none of the choices were 1920 x 869.
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