Firefox 1.5 User Agent?

How can I determine FF's User Agent String.  I have a download manager 
that syncs up to my browser more smoothly if I enter in the browser's 
user agent string.

Thanks,

Brian
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1/12/2006 6:14:38 AM
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Brian M. Kochera wrote:
> How can I determine FF's User Agent String.  I have a download manager 
> that syncs up to my browser more smoothly if I enter in the browser's 
> user agent string.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Brian

Help<<About Firefox

Lee

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Leonidas
1/12/2006 6:26:30 AM
Brian M. Kochera wrote:
> How can I determine FF's User Agent String.  I have a download manager 
> that syncs up to my browser more smoothly if I enter in the browser's 
> user agent string.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Brian

You can go here
http://www.useragentstring.com/

And see your exact User Agent String
As a bonus, it disects your string to show you the different elements 
and what they mean
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Moz
1/12/2006 6:34:40 AM
On 1/11/2006 10:26 PM Pacific, Leonidas Jones wrote:
> Brian M. Kochera wrote:
>> How can I determine FF's User Agent String.  I have a download manager 
>> that syncs up to my browser more smoothly if I enter in the browser's 
>> user agent string.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Brian
> 
> Help<<About Firefox
> 
> Lee
> 
Anyone know why TB doesn't do the same?

Irwin

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Irwin
1/12/2006 6:36:58 AM
Irwin Greenwald wrote:
> On 1/11/2006 10:26 PM Pacific, Leonidas Jones wrote:
>> Brian M. Kochera wrote:
>>> How can I determine FF's User Agent String.  I have a download manager 
>>> that syncs up to my browser more smoothly if I enter in the browser's 
>>> user agent string.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Brian
>> Help<<About Firefox
>>
>> Lee
>>
> Anyone know why TB doesn't do the same?
> 
> Irwin
> 

That's a darn good question!

Lee

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Leonidas
1/12/2006 6:40:31 AM
Moz Champion (Dan) wrote:

> Brian M. Kochera wrote:
> 
>>How can I determine FF's User Agent String.  I have a download manager 
>>that syncs up to my browser more smoothly if I enter in the browser's 
>>user agent string.
>>
>>Thanks,
>>
>>Brian
> 
> 
> You can go here
> http://www.useragentstring.com/
> 
> And see your exact User Agent String
> As a bonus, it disects your string to show you the different elements 
> and what they mean
Interesting site Dan.

I changed my UA to: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.12) 
Gecko/20050915 -- to find me follow the clues. Oh My God! They Killed 
Kenny! Those Bastards!! http://www.namesuppressed.com/kenny/ just for 
the fun of it.

Even though I had the Language as "en-US" it came back with "Language 
of your browser: Burmese" because it also looked at the word "to" and 
"My" and it determined that my Language was actually Burmese.
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gwtc
1/12/2006 7:28:21 AM
On 01/12/06 01:34, Moz Champion (Dan) wrote:
> Brian M. Kochera wrote:
>> How can I determine FF's User Agent String.  I have a download manager 
>> that syncs up to my browser more smoothly if I enter in the browser's 
>> user agent string.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Brian
> 
> You can go here
> http://www.useragentstring.com/
> 
> And see your exact User Agent String
> As a bonus, it disects your string to show you the different elements 
> and what they mean

As gwtc said, neat page. :-) Except that its comments on "Mozilla/5.0" 
are somewhat misleading, since Konqueror certainly isn't based on 
Mozilla (is it?).
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Matt
1/12/2006 1:27:08 PM
Matt Nordhoff wrote:
> On 01/12/06 01:34, Moz Champion (Dan) wrote:
> 
>> Brian M. Kochera wrote:
>>
>>> How can I determine FF's User Agent String.  I have a download 
>>> manager that syncs up to my browser more smoothly if I enter in the 
>>> browser's user agent string.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Brian
>>
>>
>> You can go here
>> http://www.useragentstring.com/
>>
>> And see your exact User Agent String
>> As a bonus, it disects your string to show you the different elements 
>> and what they mean
> 
> 
> As gwtc said, neat page. :-) Except that its comments on "Mozilla/5.0" 
> are somewhat misleading, since Konqueror certainly isn't based on 
> Mozilla (is it?).

Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer 6.0
Mozilla      It's a Mozilla based browser
4.0          Mozilla Version
compatible   Compatibility flag
              Indicates that this browser is compatible
              with a common set of features

.... It's just misleading.  IE is based on some sort of Mosaic (either 
NCSA or Spyglass, I'm not sure), but not Mozilla - the UA was a 
workaround against stupid UA sniffers.

http://www.useragentstring.com/pages/index.php?id=108
Do you really think google bot is based on Mozilla? :p

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Mook
1/12/2006 2:02:53 PM
Mook wrote:

> Matt Nordhoff wrote:
> 
>>On 01/12/06 01:34, Moz Champion (Dan) wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Brian M. Kochera wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>How can I determine FF's User Agent String.  I have a download 
>>>>manager that syncs up to my browser more smoothly if I enter in the 
>>>>browser's user agent string.
>>>>
>>>>Thanks,
>>>>
>>>>Brian
>>>
>>>
>>>You can go here
>>>http://www.useragentstring.com/
>>>
>>>And see your exact User Agent String
>>>As a bonus, it disects your string to show you the different elements 
>>>and what they mean
>>
>>
>>As gwtc said, neat page. :-) Except that its comments on "Mozilla/5.0" 
>>are somewhat misleading, since Konqueror certainly isn't based on 
>>Mozilla (is it?).
> 
> 
> Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer 6.0
> Mozilla      It's a Mozilla based browser
> 4.0          Mozilla Version
> compatible   Compatibility flag
>               Indicates that this browser is compatible
>               with a common set of features
> 
> ... It's just misleading.  IE is based on some sort of Mosaic (either 
> NCSA or Spyglass, I'm not sure), but not Mozilla - the UA was a 
> workaround against stupid UA sniffers.
> 
> http://www.useragentstring.com/pages/index.php?id=108
> Do you really think google bot is based on Mozilla? :p
> 
First came Mosaic, then that morphed into Mozilla.  Or, Mosaic is the 
Granddaddy to Mozilla
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gwtc
1/12/2006 9:43:01 PM
On 01/12/06 16:43, gwtc wrote:
> First came Mosaic, then that morphed into Mozilla.  Or, Mosaic is the 
> Granddaddy to Mozilla

Though there's been a complete rewrite or two; the code certainly 
doesn't resemble Mosaic anymore. (Not that I've looked at Mosaic's code, 
but I really doubt it does.)
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Matt
1/12/2006 10:23:37 PM
Mook <mook_dot_moz_at_gmail@no.spam.please> wrote in
<news:8eadnYtG59YX_FvenZ2dnUVZ_sGdnZ2d@mozilla.org>:

> Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer 6.0
> Mozilla      It's a Mozilla based browser
> 4.0          Mozilla Version
> compatible   Compatibility flag
>               Indicates that this browser is compatible
>               with a common set of features
>
> ... It's just misleading.  IE is based on some sort of Mosaic
> (either NCSA or Spyglass, I'm not sure), but not Mozilla - the UA
> was a workaround against stupid UA sniffers.

AIUI, the "Mozilla compatibility" version number is still used by some
sites to do basic sniffing.  As you note, it can give a rough idea of
what a browser is capable of.  IE7 will still only claim 4.0.

<http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/04/27/412813.aspx>

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ISO
1/12/2006 10:44:13 PM
On 12.01.2006 08:28, CET - what odd quirk of fate caused  gwtc to 
generate the following:? :

> Moz Champion (Dan) wrote:
>
>> Brian M. Kochera wrote:
>>
>>> How can I determine FF's User Agent String.  I have a download 
>>> manager that syncs up to my browser more smoothly if I enter in the 
>>> browser's user agent string.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Brian
>>
>>
>>
>> You can go here
>> http://www.useragentstring.com/
>>
>> And see your exact User Agent String
>> As a bonus, it disects your string to show you the different elements 
>> and what they mean
>
> Interesting site Dan.
>
> I changed my UA to: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.12) 
> Gecko/20050915 -- to find me follow the clues. Oh My God! They Killed 
> Kenny! Those Bastards!! http://www.namesuppressed.com/kenny/ just for 
> the fun of it.
>
> Even though I had the Language as "en-US" it came back with "Language 
> of your browser: Burmese" because it also looked at the word "to" and 
> "My" and it determined that my Language was actually Burmese.

well, imagine that :-)  
Now you know why, if some people have problems understanding you *lol*

reg
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squaredancer
1/12/2006 10:48:56 PM
On 01/12/06 17:44, »Q« wrote:
> Mook <mook_dot_moz_at_gmail@no.spam.please> wrote in
> <news:8eadnYtG59YX_FvenZ2dnUVZ_sGdnZ2d@mozilla.org>:
> 
>> Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer 6.0
>> Mozilla      It's a Mozilla based browser
>> 4.0          Mozilla Version
>> compatible   Compatibility flag
>>               Indicates that this browser is compatible
>>               with a common set of features
>>
>> ... It's just misleading.  IE is based on some sort of Mosaic
>> (either NCSA or Spyglass, I'm not sure), but not Mozilla - the UA
>> was a workaround against stupid UA sniffers.
> 
> AIUI, the "Mozilla compatibility" version number is still used by some
> sites to do basic sniffing.  As you note, it can give a rough idea of
> what a browser is capable of.  IE7 will still only claim 4.0.
> 
> <http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/04/27/412813.aspx>

Didn't read a lot of the comments, but huh. I guess they're looking for 
better compatibility with user-agent sniffers.
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Matt
1/13/2006 4:46:14 PM
On 01/13/06 13:32, Ken Wagner wrote:
> I'm not sure if it'll work with your download manager, but the PasteIP 
> extension is nice.  It allows you to paste either your IP address or UA 
> string into textboxes or email messages.  I've found it pretty handy...
> 
> Author's page is found at http://pasteip.mozdev.org/

Nightly Tester Tools [1] also allows you to paste your "build ID", which 
is your user-agent plus the hour it was built (though you can change 
that with the nightly.templates.buildid preference).

[1]<URL:http://users.blueprintit.co.uk/~dave/web/firefox/buildid/nightly.html>
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Matt
1/13/2006 5:38:18 PM
On 13.01.2006 18:32 UK Time, Ken Wagner wrote:
> Brian M. Kochera wrote, On 1/12/2006 12:14 AM:
>> How can I determine FF's User Agent String.  I have a download manager 
>> that syncs up to my browser more smoothly if I enter in the browser's 
>> user agent string.
> 
> I'm not sure if it'll work with your download manager, but the PasteIP 
> extension is nice.  It allows you to paste either your IP address or UA 
> string into textboxes or email messages.  I've found it pretty handy...
> 
> Author's page is found at http://pasteip.mozdev.org/
> 

Hi Ken,

your clock appears to be 1 hour fast :-)

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Herb
1/13/2006 5:38:35 PM
Brian M. Kochera wrote, On 1/12/2006 12:14 AM:
> How can I determine FF's User Agent String.  I have a download manager 
> that syncs up to my browser more smoothly if I enter in the browser's 
> user agent string.

I'm not sure if it'll work with your download manager, but the PasteIP 
extension is nice.  It allows you to paste either your IP address or UA 
string into textboxes or email messages.  I've found it pretty handy...

Author's page is found at http://pasteip.mozdev.org/

--Ken

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Ken
1/13/2006 6:32:54 PM
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