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Old 11-11-2015, 05:33 AM   #1
gael33
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This version of ? browser is no longer supported?


Each time I open my Firefox browser (Latest version 42.0) I receive a message saying that my browser is no longer supported - please upgrade to a supported browser. There are also two links to choose from, one which says 'supported browser, the other simply says 'dismiss'.
I don't know why I get this annoying message when Firefox is the latest version.

Any ideas?

gael.

Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon.
 
Old 11-11-2015, 05:59 AM   #2
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Do you get that message on startup or only when you visit specific websites? I had the same problem on one of my systems on some websites until I realized that my custom user-agent string reports an old Firefox version. Fixing the user-agent string fixed those problems.
 
Old 11-11-2015, 09:04 AM   #3
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Do you get that message on startup or only when you visit specific websites? I had the same problem on one of my systems on some websites until I realized that my custom user-agent string reports an old Firefox version. Fixing the user-agent string fixed those problems.
It always occurs when I first open my browser. The startup page I use is DuckDuckGo because they claim not to track you.
I could try another startup page and see if it occurs again.
I'm unsure what you mean by user-agent, could you explain please?

gael
 
Old 11-11-2015, 10:11 AM   #4
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I'm unsure what you mean by user-agent, could you explain please?
The user agent that your browser is reporting to web sites.
Go to http://www.ipchicken.com to see what your browser is reporting.

Use a user agent switcher in firefox or any other browser and change it to what you want.
Such as:

Safari
Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU OS 6_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/536.26 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0 Mobile/10A5355d Safari/536.25

Firefox windows
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20150401 Firefox/41.0

Firefox Linux
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20140101 Firefox/41.0.1

IE
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.2; Trident/6.0

Chrome
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/39.0.2049.0 Safari/537.36

Next question is why would you want to do it.
To get pages or services made for a specific browser/ platform.
Such as mobile pages that are smaller and lighter. Or for a web site
that doesn't like certain browsers or platforms.
 
Old 11-11-2015, 10:23 AM   #5
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The user agent that your browser is reporting to web sites.
Go to http://www.ipchicken.com to see what your browser is reporting.

Use a user agent switcher in firefox or any other browser and change it to what you want.
Such as:

Safari
Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU OS 6_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/536.26 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0 Mobile/10A5355d Safari/536.25

Firefox windows
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20150401 Firefox/41.0

Firefox Linux
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20140101 Firefox/41.0.1

IE
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.2; Trident/6.0

Chrome
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/39.0.2049.0 Safari/537.36

Next question is why would you want to do it.
To get pages or services made for a specific browser/ platform.
Such as mobile pages that are smaller and lighter. Or for a web site
that doesn't like certain browsers or platforms.
Or my preference for changing it, so my distro shows up in my posts (when I'm at home).
 
  


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