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how to: Force Firefox 3 to work on outdated websites.

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Firefox 3 was released recently and I am sure you have run into a few websites that refuse to work properly on it. You can work around that by tricking the website into thinking you are on firefox 2.0.

Here’s how:

  1. Type about:config into your address bar
  2. You should see a webpage warning you of the dangers of altering those files. Click on “I’ll be careful, I promise!” to continue.
  3. Type in useragent into the filter bar.
  4. Select the line that shows: general.useragent.extra.firefox;Firefox/3.0
  5. Double click on Firefox/3.0 and change the value to Firefox/2.0
  6. Close the tab once you are done.

Although this trick works on websites that do not load on Firefox 3.0, it will not work on others that require Microsoft Active X.

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Written by uche

June 22, 2008 at 8:45 pm

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