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Old 09-04-2010, 10:15 AM   #1
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Question Help in Firefox


*I'm an Ubuntu karmic user

*I use Firefox us my default browsers , along with chrome $ opera.

*but there is problem with some sites which is not supported by the browser when i open these sites this text will appear " you need internet explorer 5 or later to open this site"

*i try to use IE tab inside Firefox but it not support my platform .
* i don't want to use wine for installing IE because i don't like it.

more exp.i have registered to an Arabic forum . when i want to post anew thread . it tell me to install IE 5 or later . i think the forum was built by asp language


so any one give me help no matter for any other browser , opera ,chrome.

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Old 09-04-2010, 10:28 AM   #2
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Could you give any examples? Some websites, especially those associated with Microsoft, force you to use Internet Explorer to view them.
 
Old 09-04-2010, 10:34 AM   #3
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I use two browsers Firefox and Opera. Firefox is my main browser, but if I have trouble with a site, Opera usually gets me by. If they really require IE, I will send an email telling them I don't support IE and I can't do business with them. That sometimes takes a while trying to find out how to contact them.
 
Old 09-04-2010, 10:56 AM   #4
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Could you give any examples? Some websites, especially those associated with Microsoft, force you to use Internet Explorer to view them.

i have registered to an Arabic forum . when i want to post anew thread . it tell me to install IE 5 or later . the forum was built by asp language
 
Old 09-04-2010, 11:48 AM   #5
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You may try this firefox plugin, called "user agent switcher", to see if it's good enough for this site:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59/

This plugin will add a menu and a button on the toolbar, which you can use to change the string that the browser identifies itself with to the sites. The site will think that you have IE... This may get you by, or the site will still not work properly if it really requires IE for some technical reason.

I never used this plugin myself, so I don't know if it's really good. I just googled and found it for you - use at your own risk
 
Old 09-04-2010, 12:03 PM   #6
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Either use the User Agent Switcher extension for Firefox

or you can use IEs4Linux
Quote:
IEs4Linux is the simpler way to have Microsoft Internet Explorer running on Linux (or any OS running Wine).

No clicks needed. No boring setup processes. No Wine complications. Just one easy script and you'll get three IE versions to test your Sites. And it's free and open source.
 
Old 09-05-2010, 02:00 PM   #7
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Usually this problem is caused by bad programming. Essentially, the programming does a series of tests for browsers that it knows, and if it doesn't identify the browser in question, it decides that it is 'obviously' a very old version of IE and issues an error message.

Most 'alternative' browsers can be set up to 'lie' in the user agent ident string - Opera has been able to this for a decade, at least, and others can, too. Of course, if you configure your browser to lie and it doesn't work, its your problem not theirs.

The idea of a User Agent Ident String switcher is a good idea if you want to this a lot, as it does make it easier, but you don't really need one to try it out.
 
  


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