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Old 08-20-2009, 07:02 PM   #1
pljvaldez
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Why is there a Windows icon in my profile box to the left?


I've never noticed it before, but there's a little Windows icon at the bottom of my profile box when I make a post.

I searched through the LQ FAQs and haven't been able to find a setting for it in my profile. I see other people have something more dignified like a Debian swirl, or Geeko (the openSuse mascot).

Any idea how to get rid of it or change it?
 
Old 08-20-2009, 07:20 PM   #2
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Use Linux?

The icon is derived from the operating system you are currently running when you post your message.
 
Old 08-20-2009, 07:25 PM   #3
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Interesting. I'll have to try it out later from my Debian box. At work I have XP and home I have Debian and my wife has XP.

Is that derived from the user agent of the web browser (i.e. if I change firefox's user agent will it show Debian)?
 
Old 08-20-2009, 07:34 PM   #4
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Yeah, you can put anything you want in the user agent and it will report that as your operating system.

Just change the value for "general.useragent.extra.firefox" in about:config to whatever you want to show as your OS. You might need to do this for some distributions anyway; as for example Slackware doesn't modify the agent string in their FF package.
 
Old 08-21-2009, 01:05 AM   #5
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Testing 1.. 2.. 3...

EDIT: Well, look at that! A little Debian swirl.

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Old 08-21-2009, 10:03 AM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback. There's an ongoing discussion about the feature here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-posts-749091/

I'm going to close this thread so all discussion can take place in a single thread.

--jeremy
 
  


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