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

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 10:41:14 BST 2009

2009/6/21 alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com>:
> William Anderson wrote:
>> Harry Rickards wrote:
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>>> On 06/21/09 12:56, Lucy wrote:
>>> ...
>>>> 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.
>>> Or just change general.useragent.extra.firefox in about:config.
>> User Agent Switcher lets you change browser identity at the flick of a
>> drop down switch, having to wire into about:config and remember what
>> you're supposed to type in each time would tire rather quickly, methinks :)
> The browser identity is not the problem.
> The relevant tesco page is simply not being correctly nor completely
> shown. In fact it seems to be a bit intermittent, on one machine it at
> first did not work, then later it did work. It seems to be firefox
> version specific too. 3.0.10 is ok, while 3.0.11 is a problem
> However, a change of browser to Epiphany, worked very well.
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> alan cocks
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Hi Alan,

My wife had a similar problem with 7.10 and 8.04, and the default
versions of Firefox that were installed on them.

Intermittently, it prompts to download/save a .aspx or some other
binary file. Whatever option you choose, a bit of the web page goes

My workaround was to install the Windows version of Firefox using
Wine, but I'll also try Epiphany. It's a bit confusing (at least for
me!) to have to use a different Firefox icon on her desktop when I
want to visit tesco.com...


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