Firefox being detected as IE6?

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

  1. Kee123 macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2007
    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) -
    Although, I've removed the extension now.

    Any ideas?

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


    Aug 6, 2006
    1. try UA switcher
    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)

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