general.useragent.override - no longer works

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general.useragent.override - no longer works

Post by yippieyeah8362 » 2021-02-17, 11:03

Hi!

I updated Palemoon for Linux.

Since release "v2021.01.05 Published 2021-01-05"

Moved the global user-agent override to the networking component. Please note that this may interfere with some "user agent spoofing" extensions.

general.useragent.override in ABOUT:CONFIG no longer works.

How can I turn it back on and use it?

Please help, thanks!

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Re: general.useragent.override - no longer works

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-02-17, 11:27

Why do you need to do this that SSUAO isn't enough?
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Re: general.useragent.override - no longer works

Post by yippieyeah8362 » 2021-02-17, 11:32

I need it to get on all sites the specific user-agent that I have set in "general.useragent.override".

This has also worked great so far.

I don't feel like setting the user agent for every single page every time.

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Re: general.useragent.override - no longer works

Post by yippieyeah8362 » 2021-02-17, 12:04

I want set "general.useragent.override" globally in Basilisk.

but this does not work anymore since the last 2 updates.

How can I set the USER-AGENT globally in Basilisk?

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Re: general.useragent.override - no longer works

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-02-17, 12:56

Welp, you don't seem to have any valid reasoning behind your request and I am not going to facilitate thoughtless laziness.

So unless someone who doesn't actually give a crap about you and your personal enlightenment flat out tells you OR you go find out your self.. I guess you are out of luck.
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Re: general.useragent.override - no longer works

Post by jobbautista9 » 2021-02-17, 13:34

yippieyeah8362 wrote:
2021-02-17, 12:04
How can I set the USER-AGENT globally in Basilisk?
Also, this is the Pale Moon board. You should be posting to the Basilisk board, not here. I also don't see how this is specific to Linux at all.
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Re: general.useragent.override - no longer works

Post by coffeebreak » 2021-02-17, 13:53

Take a look at the Release notes for PM 28.17 where this change was first formally unveiled.

If it's the same for Basilisk as for PM, the new (hidden) pref name for a global override will be: network.http.useragent.global_override
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v28.17.0 (2020-12-18)

Implementation notes:
  • The global user-agent override was moved to the networking component where it is actually implemented. The new preference name is network.http.useragent.global_override. Please note that using a blanket override is normally (very) counterproductive and does not, in fact, help much with privacy. It would also override the compatibility modes (Native/Gecko/Firefox) in Pale Moon. As such, the browser will now warn you if the user-agent is globally overridden (in preferences) and allow you to easily reset that override and re-enable the various compatibility modes.

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Re: general.useragent.override - no longer works

Post by yippieyeah8362 » 2021-02-17, 14:05

thanks @ coffeebreak :-)

This is "network.http.useragent.global_override" what I need to change my USER-AGENT globally.

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Re: general.useragent.override - no longer works

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-02-17, 14:37

Not sure solved is the right word since you clearly aren't justified in using it. Also, you WILL have other web compat issues. So hope you will one day learn why this is bad.
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Re: general.useragent.override - no longer works

Post by Moonchild » 2021-02-17, 16:31

I think "SATISFIED" would be a better tag.
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