Firefox being detected as IE6?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Kee123, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. Kee123 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2007
    #1
    For some reason, my Firefox is now being detected as Internet Explorer 6 :confused:

    I only noticed because Facebook alterted me that I might want to upgrade to IE7 or Firefox. So I checked on one of those forum signatures that detect IP, OS, Browser etc. And it said WinXp, IE6. Pretty messed up.
    Also, when I go on Gmail, it's now set to the HTML version, so I assume this is because it sees my browser as IE6 too.

    I've tried reinstalling Firefox, no luck. But that was just a simple trash can uninstallation, as I noticed that all my bookmarks, settings, extensions were still there, fortunately.

    I believe it may be caused by a Megaupload extension I foolishly installed, from a Spanish Wii Forum (I don't even speak Spanish) - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3843
    Although, I've removed the extension now.

    Any ideas?

    Edit - I'm running Leopard.
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2006
    #2
    1. try UA switcher https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59
    a typical UA for Mac Firefox is
    2. if you goto about:config page of your firefox, is there an entry called general.useragent.override ?

    3. Eventually, if you want a brand new start, just create a new profile. (copy out your bookmark and passwords first, extensions and themes will be lost)
     

Share This Page