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my firefox always starts with resizing window size.

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so lately i have been having issues with my firefox settings. i added an extension that allows me to use VPN settings for firefox. after the first restart of firefox, there was a prompt asking for "some websites have multiple languages, would you like to ask websites for primarily English language to hide your internet presence better" (yes / no).

it doesnt matter which of these options i pick it will continue to resize my firefox window size to default firefox first time start size.

when i drag a tab from my "primary firefox window" to the desktop behind it, this window will also resize.

i have tried everything i can think of at this point.

Refreshing firefox manually removing user profile (deleting the user folder in %appdata%\mozilla\firefox) starting firefox in safe mode, it still happens. even removing the VPN extension afterwards doesn't help either

im at a loss here, i really dont know which options / setting i need to change for this to stop happening.

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hi, this is likely a consquence of setting the privacy.resistFingerprinting preference in about:config to true...

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hi, this is likely a consquence of setting the privacy.resistFingerprinting preference in about:config to true...

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hi and thanks for the reply

i have tried to set this to false just now, and it resets it back to true.

which other option do i need to make sure the default is false?

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hm, the extension is probably toggling this preference then. does it offer any particular settings in terms of fingerprinting prevention you could toggle? unfortunatley having privacy.resistFingerprinting enabled is intentionally resizing your window at start so that websites can't tell the exact monitor size...

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yes the extension does have something with fingerprinting toggle

after disabling that, it seems the window size remains on boot. how ever not the one that i specify.

ill try and contact the extension manufacturer and see if they know about this issue, as its still in beta.

edit: i have contact the extension manufacturer before about this issue, but they were unable to find the problem

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