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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] IceCatMobile is recognized as desktop browser

From: Pirate Praveen
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] IceCatMobile is recognized as desktop browser
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:21:51 +0530
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Its not just about me. Don't you think its important to include by default? Do you want every user to follow these steps so IceCatMobile is recognized as a mobile browser?

On 2016, ഏപ്രിൽ 20 4:25:22 AM IST, Mart Rootamm <address@hidden> wrote:

In about:config, go to


• There, tap on the setting, then long-tap to copy the parameter name and value, and back these up in a text editor to some text file (for future reference).

• I use a UA string similar to this:

Mozilla/5.0 (Android 4.4; Mobile; rv:38.0) Gecko/38.0 Firefox/38.0 IceCat/38.7.1

This is essentially the default Firefox UA string for version 38.0, with IceCat/38.7.1 appended to it.

In Android versions below 4.4, Firefox for mobile uses 'Android 4.4' as the general OS identifier; from Android 4.4 and up, Firefox uses the actual Android version number. More here:



29.03.2016 16:30 kirjutas kuupäeval "Pirate Praveen" <address@hidden>:
I know IceCat blocks browser based fingerprinting but I think IceCatMobile should identify itself as a mobile browser even if other identifying information are suppressed. gitlab.com was showing its desktop version making it difficult to use.

38.6.0 from fdroid.

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