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Spoof screen size

Added by Soren Stoutner over 4 years ago. Updated 7 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
4.x
Start date:
12/25/2017
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Description

Makes browser fingerprinting more difficult. The Tor browser does this by sending screen sizes in buckets (phone, tablet, desktop).

Actions #1

Updated by Soren Stoutner over 3 years ago

This can also be important for convincing some websites, like www.ing.de, to provid the desktop version as described in https://redmine.stoutner.com/issues/433.

Actions #2

Updated by Soren Stoutner 7 months ago

Because Android's WebView does not allow spoofing of the screen size, this feature will have to wait until the release of Privacy WebView in the 4.x series.

Actions #3

Updated by Soren Stoutner 7 months ago

Also, it should be noted that websites that require screen size spoofing to display correctly should be considered to be buggy, because if they were written with correct responsive design (webpages that work well at any resolution) instead of the old-fashioned adaptive design (different versions of websites for different devices) it wouldn't be a problem.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsive_web_design

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptive_web_design

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