Skype trick - In case you are not aware...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by topbanana_, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. topbanana_, Feb 5, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2017

    topbanana_ macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2017
    Manila, Philippines
    Not sure if this will work for people on OSX but this nifty trick allows voice and video on Firefox accessing Skype through from Linux - apologies if you have already tried this.

    Basically Skype is set not to allow voice/video (yet) unless using the Edge browser, so by agent switching to Windows/Edge it then enables voice and video on FF/Linux etc.

    I use the Skype extension

    Have not tried yet on my PowerPC Linux install (tonight) but can confirm it works great on x86 Linux/FF and see no reason why it won't (as access works fine albeit without voice/video).

    Maybe you can give it a go on OSX, maybe won't work but would be quite something if it did...

    UPDATE : Sorry guys appears not to work after all.....Asking to download a /msi plugin...... :( sorry...
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Yes. Generally, anything you find in there is usable with TenFourFox. With the exception of anything that is using PC specific instructions.

    It looks like this addon is just a front end to editing the about:config file for the user agent?

    If you're going to do that I would use User Agent Switcher instead. Lets you switch the UA on the fly and doesn't alter the default user agent. Plus you can enter your own.

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