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    Hotmail / Firefox issue - the about:config fails!

    Hello,

    I'm relatively new to Ubuntu & Firefox, and also having the same problem with the Hotmail upgrade (can't reply or compose text in a new mail).

    I see the about:config fix suggested in multiple searches, but my about:config settings already appear to be correct, they state Firefox/3.03 in both the 'general.useragent.vendor' and 'general.useragent.extra' values.

    Any other suggestions about what to do with this? I've got Ubuntu 8.04.

    Also, on another thread someone suggested an addon called 'UserAgentSwitcher' and creating a default profile, but I didn't see any values to fill in when configuring the options on this add on. A plain default profile with blank boxes doesn't do anything for me.

    Thanks in advance,
    c

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    Re: Hotmail / Firefox issue - the about:config fails!

    what does your useragent say:
    http://www.useragent.org/

    try clearing cookies and cache?

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    Re: Hotmail / Firefox issue - the about:config fails!

    After clearing private data & restarting browser, useragent is

    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.3) Gecko/2008092510 Ubuntu/8.04 (hardy) Firefox/3.0.3

    I tried Tools-ClearPrivateData and then restarted the browser, but still same issue...
    Last edited by kuriooo; November 7th, 2008 at 04:18 AM. Reason: different result after clearning privte data

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    Re: Hotmail / Firefox issue - the about:config fails!

    Hi am also new to Ubunto and also have the same problem with new installation on clean hard drive can anyone assist.

    Thanks Greg

    Quote Originally Posted by kuriooo View Post
    Hello,

    I'm relatively new to Ubuntu & Firefox, and also having the same problem with the Hotmail upgrade (can't reply or compose text in a new mail).

    I see the about:config fix suggested in multiple searches, but my about:config settings already appear to be correct, they state Firefox/3.03 in both the 'general.useragent.vendor' and 'general.useragent.extra' values.

    Any other suggestions about what to do with this? I've got Ubuntu 8.04.

    Also, on another thread someone suggested an addon called 'UserAgentSwitcher' and creating a default profile, but I didn't see any values to fill in when configuring the options on this add on. A plain default profile with blank boxes doesn't do anything for me.

    Thanks in advance,
    c

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    Re: Hotmail / Firefox issue - the about:config fails!

    Just want to say that entering the specific info contained in this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=963252 about UserAgentSwitcher and then selecting that profile prior to opening Hotmail fixed the problem.

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    Re: Hotmail / Firefox issue - the about:config fails!

    This solution worked for me:
    Code:
    sudo gedit /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.4/defaults/preferences/ubuntu-useragent.js
    and change:

    Code:
    pref ("general.useragent.vendor", "Ubuntu");
    pref ("general.useragent.vendorSub", "8.10");
    pref ("general.useragent.vendorComment", "intrepid");
    to:

    Code:
    pref ("general.useragent.vendor", "Firefox");
    pref ("general.useragent.vendorSub", "8.10");
    pref ("general.useragent.vendorComment", "intrepid");

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