Can you fake IE through Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pinetec, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. pinetec macrumors member

    pinetec

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    Does anybody know if there is a way to make a web site think you are using MS Internet Exporer instead of Safari?

    My niece just got a new MacBook but her school has a website for homework that only allows MS IE.

    I checked and saw a firefox extension but it seems to be for Windows only.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
    Michael
     
  2. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    Search the net for Safari debug mode. Should allow you to change that.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You can enable it using Terminal commands, but I would recommend downloading TinkerTool. It's a neat little app that allows you to activate the Debug menu with a single check box, and also has lots of other neat little tweaks for OS X. And it's free!
     
  4. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    as much as i hate to suggest this, i think you might be able to find IE for Mac somewhere out there in the vast space that is the Internet.

    might be worth it to download if she's only using it for one class. also, send a note or call the school and tell them how stupid they are. they should at least know that IE is terrible and Firefox is the new standard because it is much safer and works on both platforms (XP and OSX).
     
  5. pinetec thread starter macrumors member

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    I downloaded TinkerTool and I think that will work just fine. Thanks for the information.
     

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