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Old 08-25-2008, 10:45 PM   #1
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Iceweasel to appear as Firefox

Is there a way I can make Iceweasel 3.x.x appear as Firefox 3.x.x. I come across some websites that say my browser is un-supported when it is mostly Firefox slightly changed to suit Debian's needs. I know in Windows this would probably be as simple as a registry hack, but I'm not sure how to go about this under Linux. Is it possible? If so, how?
Old 08-25-2008, 10:57 PM   #2
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It's very easy:

Type about:config in browser's address bar.

Use filter to find "general.useragent.extra.firefox"

Right-click on "Iceweasel" and choose "modify"

Replace "Iceweasel" with "Firefox"

Old 08-25-2008, 11:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info!

Some sites just had annoying warning but I've come across some that didn't work at all just cuz of the name of the browser.


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