[ubuntu-uk] Firefox, ubuntu and tesco shopping online

Lucy lucybridges at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 12:56:07 BST 2009

2009/6/21 alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com>:
> Harry Rickards wrote:
>> On 06/21/09 11:04, alan c wrote:
>>> I am helping someone with shopping online at tesco.com and it looks as
>>> if the recent new version of firefox 3.0.11 in ubuntu (8.04.2) at
>>> least, does not display the page completely, making shopping impossible.
>>> The significant thing missing is the search field: right hand side:
>>> ================================
>>> I'm looking for (enter product name) [search]
>>> ================================
>>> I have used a windows machine, and look with firefox (same version
>>> number 3.0.11)
>>> the page is displayed fully correctly
>>> I would appreciate comments to help with this, there is an elderly
>>> tesco customer trying to do shopping......
>>> maybe different browsers might be a good idea?
>> You could try the testing version of Firefox 3.5, as it uses a different
>> JavaScript rendering engine. Release Candidate 2 was released today (I
>> think).
> thanks, although I am not keen to use beta stuff this would be for an
> 89 year old user.
> I have now found that epiphany works ok, in fact nicely fast, so I may
> consider that.
> firefox 3.0.10 in ubuntu does not have the problem, and 3.0.11 in
> windows is ok too.

You could try the User Agent Switcher Firefox plugin
(https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59), to 'pretend' that
it's running on Windows. Some websites try to detect what browser/OS
you're running and display the page differently. It's the main cause I
can think of if you're running the same browser on two different OSs.

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