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Old 11-16-2003, 01:01 PM   #1
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How to force mozilla to identify itself as IE or Netscape?


This isn't really a Linux-specific question, but I would like to be able to do everything I could in windows in Linux. So anyway, there is a website which rejects my query because mozilla 1.4.1 identifies itself to the remote system as Mozilla 5.0 (old netscape naming scheme). Is there any way to force mozilla to identify itself as Mozilla 4.0 or 6.0 or whatever the server is expecting as the browser identification string? I appreciate any assistance
 
Old 11-16-2003, 01:06 PM   #2
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i don't think so. the only browsers in linux i'm aware of that can change their identifiers is konqueror and opera. i just looked at about:config in mozilla and didn't see any identifier string.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 01:47 PM   #3
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Have you tried the user agent switcher extension? http://chrispederick.myacen.com/work...agentswitcher/ I haven't as I don't go to any websites that don't work in Firebird. Also, if everybody uses browsers which identify themselves as Internet Explorer, webmasters will think nobody uses anything else.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 07:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for your responses. I tried using the agentswitcher, but the site seems to use some other method to determine the browser in use. In particular, it reports that I am using "Netscape 5.0 (X11; en-US)" I've looked in about:config for this string, but cannot find it. any other thoughts on how to dupe sites about which browser i am using? thanks.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 09:01 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by megaspaz
i don't think so. the only browsers in linux i'm aware of that can change their identifiers is konqueror and opera. i just looked at about:config in mozilla and didn't see any identifier string.
How do you do that?
 
  


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