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Old 08-31-2009, 02:16 PM   #1
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"This site is best viewed in Internet Explorer version 5.5 and above"


I am trying to access a web site that says -
"This site is best viewed in Internet Explorer version 5.5 and above"

What can I do?
I am running Firefox on Linux.
 
Old 08-31-2009, 02:18 PM   #2
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You could try to change the default user agent

Tools => default useragent

edit
As Tinkster said, you need to install the add-on
I'm so used to the add-ons, I forget it's not standard.

Last edited by repo; 08-31-2009 at 02:26 PM.
 
Old 08-31-2009, 02:18 PM   #3
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Ignore the site?
Use Opera and change the user-agent string?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59

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Old 08-31-2009, 02:21 PM   #4
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If the issue is that the information on the page is all screwed up, and it's a site that doesn't need to 'look good' for you to be able to use it, I suggest going to Firefox View --> Page Style --> 'No Page Style' which will make the page laid out in a textual fashion, with all images and content placed in a long, scrolling fashion, rather than trying to comply with whatever style/frames/CSS/whatever that the page is written with.

Sasha
 
Old 08-31-2009, 02:28 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lothario View Post
I am trying to access a web site that says -
"This site is best viewed in Internet Explorer version 5.5 and above"

What can I do?
I am running Firefox on Linux.
Is that a problem? Does the site not display properly or not let you view it?
 
Old 09-01-2009, 11:49 AM   #6
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Ignore the site?
Use Opera and change the user-agent string?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59
I downloaded, installed and tried the User Agent Switcher.
With IE 6, IE 7 and IE 8 settings.
It did not work.

This is for a relative, I am trying to help her access her corporate intranet site from home.
We are able to get beyond the login screen with the User Agent Switcher on IE 7 and we no longer get the message:
"This site is best viewed in Internet Explorer version 5.5 and above"
But after the login screen it hangs.
 
Old 09-01-2009, 11:51 AM   #7
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It's probably worth mentioning that she may need javascript and/or other plugins installed to use the site (shockwave flash, silverlight, etc..), AND that if noScript is in effect, it will probably need to whitelist that site.

Best of luck,
Sasha
 
Old 09-01-2009, 11:59 AM   #8
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Sometimes -not all, not even most, but some times- IE is truly required. For example, if the site was programmed using ActiveX, which has no linux alternative. In that case, your only bet is to try to run IE using wine. I recommend ies4linux for that purpose.
 
Old 09-01-2009, 12:01 PM   #9
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You could install ies4linux
http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page
 
  


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