Web Browsers & International Sites
I have a weird question, mainly because I dont know the technical terms of the problem, so I'll describe it as much as I can hoping theres someone who can help me.
First of all, I really get annoyed at sites that display information (specifically Language) according to my geographical location, ie, google, it would redirect me to the local site instead of google.com unless I pass the /ncr argument to the url. Distrowatch would also send me automatically to the language they think I would be interested in (which is not the case, and I'm very Pi***d off)
I never thought that there is something on my part to do to prevent this or set the browser to ask for a specific set of languages or locations (but since I don't know how to put these to search keywords or even what to call this problem I didn't get satisfying results), until I was trying OpenSuse 11 in a Virtual machine and as I was browsing I was surprised that the problem doesn't affect me with konquerer.
So is there a way to set Firefox (or IE on Windows) to act the same as konquerer on OpenSuse 11?
Thank you all for reading this long post and I hope it makes sense to you.
well, in firefox I think you can empty the parameter general.useragent.locale and the sites you are entering will not know where you are from (never tested).
to change open a browser tab or window and type in the address bar:
And if you want the above to work temporarily,
try using another URL for Google :
" English " http://126.96.36.199/
many thanks for your help, I cleared the value of the parameter general.useragent.locale although it was set to en-us (weird enough) and the problem seems to be gone now (only if they would stop binding it to my IP address)
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