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Peter Creasey

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Post Posted February 12th, 2021, 2:02 pm

nickhog wrote: Under Preferences | Advanced | HTTP Networking, select "Identify as Seamonkey". This option will remove Firefox compatibility on web sites and may cause some sites to popup a browser compatibility warning.....


Can someone please comment as to whether this advisable?

Thanks.
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Post Posted February 12th, 2021, 4:58 pm

Peter Creasey wrote:Can someone please comment as to whether this advisable?

Possibly not, especially as that dual identity has already cut down of the number of 'unsupported browser' problems. (SM 2.53 is actually based off Fx 56, not 60, but sites don't seem to care/notice)

In the above case, probably a site-specific override would suffice and even then only if that site is of importance to you (they get forgotten by the people who set them after a while, it seems :) ) - viewtopic.php?p=14835497#p14835497

Btw setting a permanent Firefox/Chrome global override very often messes up other sites, like YouTube.
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Peter Creasey

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Post Posted February 12th, 2021, 5:21 pm

Thanks, Frank, this is what I expected but wanted to hear "confirmed". Thus far, I have yet to to make any adjustments in my User Agent parameters...and hope that this can continue to be the case.
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Post Posted February 12th, 2021, 9:12 pm

These types of issues will always surface as long as Web Site developers insist on restricting which browser people use and continue to be to lazy to include cross platform compatibility in their page design. I use a Default User Agent changer addon which allows me to temporarily adjust as needed so I can get to the content that I want and bypass such foolishness....

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Post Posted February 13th, 2021, 8:09 am

I just switch over to the Edge browser in the rare cases when SM gets blocked...then immediately switch back to SM, of course.
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