Debian Iceweasel Identity

While I was playing with the yahoo pipes, the following warning popup appeared :
Icwweasel not  recognized as Firefox by yahoo pipes editor
The same warning was presented to me at many different places.

Being an old Debian user, I realized that the problem was with my Iceweasel, the Debian way Firefox, (see the history at Wikipedia) and I had to do something manually to correct the problem.

After some google search, the simple solution to overcome the problem, was found at (rephrased a little for clarity):

I needed to follow these steps

  1. Open a page or tab in Iceweasel, write “about:config” in the address bar and press Enter
  2. In the Filter box write «agent» and wait for the selections to appear
  3. Double-click the line with Preference Name general.useragent.extra.firefox
  4. Replace the word “Iceweasel” with “Firefox” and press OK
  5. Close the page or tab

and everything was OK and the only thing I had to do was to reload the pipe editor.

Because Iceweasel 3 was installed, after step 1, l was presented with this annoying warning:

Firefox 3 warning about configuration settings

I unchecked the «Show this warning next time», pressed the button and proceed.



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