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Old 06-09-2010, 05:50 PM   #1
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What Are These Icons Next To People's Names?


Whenever someone posts, there's an icon in the bottom left corner of that post. I first assumed that's the OS they use when they configure their settings but I then saw a thread where someone first had the MacOS logo then they had a Windows 7 logo in their next post in that thread.
 
Old 06-09-2010, 06:01 PM   #2
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Its based on your user agent string.
You can change it using about config if you are using a FF based browser (only real browser).
 
Old 06-09-2010, 06:06 PM   #3
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Its based on your user agent string.
You can change it using about config if you are using a FF based browser (only real browser).
Oh, so it detects what OS the user is using when he/she makes that post?
 
Old 06-09-2010, 06:10 PM   #4
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Oh, so it detects what OS the user is using when he/she makes that post?
Yes, but it can be changed. e.g. Your icon is shown as generic and can be tweaked to display your distro/os.
 
Old 06-09-2010, 07:14 PM   #5
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If you're using Firefox, you can go into about:config (just type it in your address bar), accept the warning, and search for "useragent". That should give you a list of the user agent strings. Edit one of them to have the name of your OS (if it's not there already), and LQ should then show an OS icon next to your post.
 
Old 06-09-2010, 07:38 PM   #6
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More info in this other LQ thread
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...q-tags-810118/
Example : QUOTE : "Firefox > > URL = about:config
> >
general.useragent.extra.firefox Slackware/Firefox/<version>"

.....

Last edited by knudfl; 06-10-2010 at 04:03 AM.
 
Old 06-09-2010, 07:47 PM   #7
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^ I dont think the OP is using slack.
 
Old 06-10-2010, 04:02 AM   #8
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^ I dont think the OP is using slack.
Post # 7 : Neither do I, it's an example only.

The link will tell the full story.

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Old 06-10-2010, 11:16 AM   #9
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I'm using Chrome, actually. I tried about:config in the address bar and it just gave me a white page. After some Googling it looks like there is no Chrome equivalent for about:config.
 
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Googling for e.g. "Chrome set user agent" should help you to manipulate the user agent string..
 
Old 06-11-2010, 07:59 PM   #11
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http://www.blogsdna.com/828/seven-hi...me-browser.htm
 
Old 06-19-2010, 09:09 AM   #12
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Iceweasel on Debian Testing(Squeeze) or Unstable(Sid) does not have Debian String Assigned.While Stable Release Has. A bit Weird.

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