I realize it's an important notice so that people understand what anonymity they may be giving up by performing the action, but if I'm on a website that I've more or less accepted, and maybe even created a login and posted on (like this website) then I've already given up an amount of personal information such that also giving my screen size seems a bit insignificant.

The broadcast of my window size is something I'm not gong to forget. Can I turn the incessant warning off?

I'll just double-click on top bar to minimize again, if I want to leave this site and get back to super-stealth-mode for additional surfing.

I'm at the current v.5.0.4.

  • ...and when you logged in to "real world" accounts and given some personal information, why you are using tor then? Nov 20, 2015 at 15:14
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    @dummy - It is non of your business why I use Tor. : )
    – Larry
    Nov 20, 2015 at 21:30
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    it is definitely not my business why you are using Tor! - i just wanted to point out, the more customizations you make the less effective TBB is working... and logging into real world account (or even if you just logged into a account once without Tor) you can be deanonymised! Nov 21, 2015 at 11:52
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    @DJCrashdummy - You yourself are allowing temporary access (via NoScript) and Logging Into this website with a “real” email you have access to, as we as all who post here using Tor. I do not think my threat model requires me to hide my screen size since I've already identified myself. Do you? So once I'm on this site, I can F11 or double-click the top-bar to maximize, and I don't want to be told every time I'm a bad boy for doing it – but mostly I don't want the extra effort to clear the message EVERY TIME. I won't do that, however, for general surfing. Makin' sense now? - cheers
    – Larry
    Nov 21, 2015 at 15:51

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Type: About:config in the address bar.

Search for the string: extensions.torbutton.maximize_warnings_remaining

Right-click it, and select 'edit', set the value to '0', it will then list the parameter as 'user set', next time you start tor browser and maximize it - it will not show the warning.

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