Can firefox pretend it's Explorer?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sir42, May 29, 2007.

  1. sir42 macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to access a website that will only work with Explorer but I'm using firefox. Is there a way to fool the site into thinking that I'm using Explorer? Perhaps with a plugin or extension for firefox?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You can change your user agent for Safari or FireFox. You might need ActiveX or Windows Media Player for your page though. That's Windows only...
     
  3. skwij macrumors 6502

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    There are a couple of extensions that will allow this. UserAgentSwitcher is one, the other is IETab. IETab doesn't play nice with FFx 2.0.x.x or OS/X though.
     
  4. Bern macrumors 68000

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    How good is User Agent at emulating IE6 ? Would you use it for web design and checking a site?
     
  5. sir42 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just installed User Agent Switcher and I can now load the site that I previously couldn't. However the site is now telling me that I need Active X control. Is that impossible on a mac?
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

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    NO

    And they are IE-only for a reason, unfortunately, activex is a major reason.
     

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