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Old 08-09-2005, 01:42 AM   #1
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Changing browser identity


I am using Mozilla browser on Ubuntu 5.04 for AMD64.

I am not sure if I am hallucinating but I remember coming accross a menu that allows me to change the browser identity (IE, Netscape and etc). But that is the only time I have seen it and I have looked for it for weeks and I can't find it any more.

From what I have researched it seems that Mozilla needs a plugin to do that. However, I couldn't find what is this plugin. Also Synaptic doesn't seems to have this plugin (all restricted, universe and multiverse repository). Is it because it is not yet supported for 64 bit?

Also it seems that Opera is able to change browser identity, however, I can't find it in Synaptic too. another software that does nto upport 64 bit?
 
Old 08-09-2005, 02:14 AM   #2
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You can install this extension to mozilla to switch user-agent.

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Old 08-09-2005, 06:58 AM   #3
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Or mess with the identity settings in about:config
 
Old 08-09-2005, 10:58 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, I installed it, it was a breeze.

I was thinking that it would help me to better access the hotmail website, however it doesn't. With Mozilla, Firefox or Konqueror, when I enter the url it would take sometime and show me a page saying the server is busy everytime, and eventually after a couple of try I would be adviced to download IE.. With IE the response is always instantaneous. Another dirty trick I guess.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 12:17 PM   #5
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Give Opera a try. It is not in Synaptic follow the directions:
Ubuntu Forums - HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu Hoary

I noticed the same thing with Hotmail. Using Firefox or Konqueror this is the message I receive:
The Microsoft Passport Network is unavailable from this site for one of the following reasons:

* This site may be experiencing a problem.
* The site may not be a member of the Passport Network.

But for some reason I can login using Mozilla and Opera. Go figure. Both without switching the browser identity.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 03:40 PM   #6
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Give Opera a try. It is not in Synaptic follow the directions:
Ubuntu Forums - HOWTO: Install Opera in Ubuntu Hoary

I noticed the same thing with Hotmail. Using Firefox or Konqueror this is the message I receive:
The Microsoft Passport Network is unavailable from this site for one of the following reasons:

* This site may be experiencing a problem.
* The site may not be a member of the Passport Network.

But for some reason I can login using Mozilla and Opera. Go figure. Both without switching the browser identity.
What? You can access with Mozilla? I get the same message as you do when using Mozilla. I looked into Opera but unfortunately it doesn't seem to support AMD64 architecture. Same headache that I get with installing WINE. May be I should stay with the 32 bit version.

Last edited by Navyblue; 08-09-2005 at 03:52 PM.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 05:38 AM   #7
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Btw, I have cleaned off my 64 bit Ubuntu and replaced it with the 32 bit version. And installed Opera and it access hotmail perfectly. Just that the ads is annoying.

Another minor problem is that when the "smooth scrolling" option is enabled takes sometime to render the pictures.
 
  


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