Ubuntu Firefox/Shiretoko 3.5 and User Agent string

Posted on Sun 23 August 2009 in Technology

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!