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Domain-specific user-agent override won't work on Firefox 71

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anewuser
 
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Post Posted December 3rd, 2019, 3:49 pm

Override settings like this aren't working anymore on Firefox 71:

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general.useragent.override.twitter.com;Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 9.0; WOW64; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0)


Did they remove this feature too, or is there a way to make it work again?

dickvl

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Post Posted December 3rd, 2019, 4:18 pm

That feature has been removed, so it is no longer possible to do this.
You will have to use an extension to modify the user agent.

bug 1513574 - Remove UserAgentOverrides.jsm [71]

nqejwzft
 
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Post Posted December 6th, 2019, 7:22 am

First I thought twitter removed this "work around" then realized it was this.

Please bring back I really don't want to use an "extension" from an unknown author when it used to be a one-liner config change.

nqejwzft
 
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Post Posted December 6th, 2019, 8:52 am

I'm not happy that I now have to use an extension whereas there was previously built-in support.

Can I trust this "User-Agent Switcher" extension I now use?

jscher2000

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Post Posted December 6th, 2019, 9:23 am

nqejwzft wrote:Can I trust this "User-Agent Switcher" extension I now use?

Please provide a link if you want opinions on an extension.

Naturally, you have to trust the current author, and that he/she won't let anyone else sneak in and take over the extension.

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