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User Agent Sniffing

ASimPersonASimPerson Cold...and hard.Registered User regular
I use Pale Moon as my browser of choice on desktop. It appears with the upgrade to Pale Moon 26 the forums no longer recognize my browser as a desktop browser instead of a mobile one. I can manually change my user-agent to work around this. While I recognize this is a request, it'd be cool if the forums detected browser features in an user-agent agnostic way.



  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular

    Looks like it might be related to this.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »

    Looks like it might be related to this.

    They forked Gecko for PM26, so they're sending a more "honest" user-agent string now I think even if you have "Firefox Compatibility Mode" turned on. I changed the user-agent just for this site and that fixed it.

  • Mr KhanMr Khan Not Everyone WAHHHRegistered User regular
    edited January 2016
    Ah, that's what's going on. I have Pale Moon too, and have been shunted to the mobile site. How do i change a user-agent?

    Edit: ah, figured it out. about:config, and then search general.useragent.override and add a line for the PA Forums that looks like some of the examples they have pre-loaded in there.

    Mr Khan on
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