When I start the Tor Browser Bundle, I need to manually maximize it every time. Is there a way to make it just start maximized?

  • Are you using Windows? If so which version of Windows are you using and which version of the browser bundle?
    – meee
    Oct 19, 2014 at 10:14
  • I'm using Tor Browser 4.0 on Linux.
    – sashoalm
    Oct 19, 2014 at 11:23
  • What window manager or desktop environment are you using? Could it maybe be a setting of that?
    – meee
    Oct 19, 2014 at 11:30
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    No, it's the application itself that takes care of remembering the window's position. Firefox (not Tor) for example does it fine under the same OS.
    – sashoalm
    Oct 19, 2014 at 11:36
  • This quesiton has nothing to do with Tor except that you're using TBB. This has to do with your window compositor and would probably be a better fit on other SE sites (or a quick search).
    – Sam Whited
    Dec 4, 2014 at 15:52

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I'm not sure if it is the right reason but some time ago I read (I think at the Tails-documentation) that the browser always starts with the same resolution (and you shouldn't resize it) to make your browser less track-able.
You can start a good privacy-test at http://ip-check.info and have a look at the "screen"-lines.

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