Ubuntu Firefox/Shiretoko 3.5 and User Agent string

I installed the firefox-3.5 package in Jaunty and found that the facebook chat applet on their page stopped working. It seemed to think I was running an outdated browser. A quick google search came up with a result: http://rrenomeron.wordpress.com/2009/07/07/ubuntus-firefox-3-5-and-facebook-chat/

I could’ve installed the addon, but there’s an easy, simpler way:

  1. Type about:config in the browser url bar
  2. Type useragent into the filter bar
  3. Edit the general.useragent.extra.firefox and change Shiretoko to Firefox, leaving the rest of the value the same
useragent setting in firefox 3.5

useragent setting in firefox 3.5

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 Technology

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