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Old 10-25-2004, 03:56 PM   #1
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Mozilla Firefox Question(Browser identification.)


Does anyone know if Mozilla Firefox has a feature that disguises itself as another browser, i.e. Netscape or IE? I know Konqueror has this. I thought I heard about Firefox having this ability. If they do what extension is it? Thanks


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Old 10-25-2004, 04:02 PM   #2
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Re: Mozilla Firefox Question(Browser identification.)

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Does anyone know if Mozilla Firefox has a feature that disguises itself as another browser, i.e. Netscape or IE? I know Konqueror has this. I thought I heard about Firefox having this ability. If they do what extension is it? Thanks


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maybe try typing about:configure in the address bar and see if such a thing exists?
 
Old 10-25-2004, 04:34 PM   #3
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Nope, as far as I can tell there is no such thing yet, at least I can't find anything. Give it time and I am sure Firefox will have something like that as long as it is secure.

Thanks

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Old 10-25-2004, 10:13 PM   #4
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I don't believe Firefox has this capabilities but there is an extension. http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showtopic=156# It is called User Agent Switcher. I haven't used it so I don't know how good it is or if it is buggy or not.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:50 AM   #5
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I don't believe Firefox has this capabilities but there is an extension. http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showtopic=156# It is called User Agent Switcher. I haven't used it so I don't know how good it is or if it is buggy or not.

Thanks. I just tried it and it does work. I don't get the screen that says I need Internet Explorer, but I do get the screen that says I need Windows Media Player, hmmm, I wonder if there is one for that around somewhere. There are some good linux based players that would work but I would need to have them disguissed as Windows Media Player.

Thanks again.

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Old 10-26-2004, 03:01 AM   #6
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Really don't matter cause if for your javascript is enabled it can be retrieved from a script.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 05:44 AM   #7
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Really don't matter cause if for your javascript is enabled it can be retrieved from a script.


Can you explain that please? Thanks.


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Old 10-26-2004, 10:23 AM   #8
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Re: Mozilla Firefox Question(Browser identification.)

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Does anyone know if Mozilla Firefox has a feature that disguises itself as another browser, i.e. Netscape or IE? I know Konqueror has this. I thought I heard about Firefox having this ability. If they do what extension is it? Thanks


Webwolf
That feature doesn't even seem to work very well for Konqueror... gmail sees through it.
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Old 10-26-2004, 10:54 AM   #9
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just in case you do not want to use the extension you can set the user agent manually:
1) Into the adressbar enter about:config
2) Right click => new => String
3) Preference Name: general.useragent.override
4) Preference Value: The user agent you want to be

To undo the change just set the option to an empty string.

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Old 10-26-2004, 01:14 PM   #10
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just in case you do not want to use the extension you can set the user agent manually:
1) Into the adressbar enter about:config
2) Right click => new => String
3) Preference Name: general.useragent.override
4) Preference Value: The user agent you want to be

To undo the change just set the option to an empty string.

cccc828

So the preference (user agent line,) should look like this? Internet Explorer 5.5 , if that is the one I need to use? Thanks.


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Old 10-26-2004, 01:17 PM   #11
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Also Is there a way I can use about:config to somehow make it seem like I have Windows Media Player? I might be asking to much on this one,lol. And I went to the yahoo site. I had the extention set for the default and did as instructed above. It seems to have recognized it. I am going to uninstall the extention andsee if it still works. Thanks


EDIT: Yep, it still works so that answers one of my questions. Note to anybody that tried this. If you have the extention installed, add the new line to about:config then uninstall the extention then it will erase the new line you put in. No big deal I just added it again and it works fine.

Webwolf

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Old 10-27-2004, 02:39 PM   #12
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Can you explain that please? Thanks.


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What retrieving sensitive information from a browser, or the insecurities of using javascript...lol.

Also it should be noted that if you use thoose extentions for mozilla and you exit Mozilla while it's set to use a different ua, it will fail to start next time. I think, however this problem has been fix with updated versions of ua switchers so that it places your original string back on exit.
 
  


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