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    Question Website Compatibility

    Hello, I switched from Chrome O.S to ChrUbuntu last night! I'm really excited to see what this can do, but for me to depend fully on the O.S, I need to be able to do my homework with it. That's the problem, the homework website isn't compatible with my O.S or Browser version. Any idea on what can I do to use this website?
    Here's a picture of what the website tells me as soon as I reach it, and it doesn't let me log in. I am sorry that it's so big, I forgot how to make links smaller
    http://i.imgur.com/eTQ8M0S.png
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    Re: Website Compatibility

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    Re: Website Compatibility

    I guess you could mess with the useragent of firefox, but I have a feeling they only put that message there because they haven't tested the site with the newer browsers. However, you would need to talk to their IT or support people to verify.

    Advising someone to not be running the latest version of their browser is a mistake and can cause issues due to security patches not being applied to the older browser.

    What errors does it give you when you try to login?
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    Re: Website Compatibility

    In Firefox, you can install the User Agent Switcher add-on to make the browser "lie" about itself. You can select which user-agent header the browser sends. Often this resolves problems with brain-dead websites that do not know how to handle Linux browsers or expect everyone to be using Internet Explorer.

    I don't know how this problem is handled in other browsers like Chrome.
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    Re: Website Compatibility

    Looks like Chrome has it builtin since Chrome 17, at least according to here:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/113439/how-...ny-extensions/
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    Re: Website Compatibility

    As others have said, user agent switcher for FF or Chrome ftw.

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    Re: Website Compatibility

    The error it gives me, is saying that I might have confused something in my login....needless to say I don't confuse my login, I try with a p.c it works, I try with my chromebook, it doesn't..I'l try the user-agent and see what happens. Thanks for everything so far

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    Re: Website Compatibility

    Btw guys, it's not working, maybe the error it's not related to the browser, but to the O.S? idk..

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    Re: Website Compatibility

    I installed adobe reader and updated java...nothing. I used to get this with Chrome O.S so I think it might be the O.S fault, but still.

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    Re: Website Compatibility

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    I guess you could mess with the useragent of firefox, but I have a feeling they only put that message there because they haven't tested the site with the newer browsers. However, you would need to talk to their IT or support people to verify.
    Do this ^. Talk to the support staff for you school and see if they have any ideas of a way around the error message.

    As a sidenote: I hate websites that depend on a certain version of a browser.
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