Bug #3819

change the user agent to a mobile one.

Added by Anonymous over 3 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:09/27/2014
Priority:ImmediateDue date:
Assignee:amoghbl1% Done:


Target version:Orfox Alpha 2


This have several sides to it, so here you go (please keep in mind English is not my native language, and I tested OrFox on tons of popular websites):

1) Websites who have a mobile version will not serve the mobile version, it will serve the desktop version, this alone has 2 (main) issues:

a. the desktop version will serve the flash version of videos and give the warning that a plugin is needed. instead of serving the mobile version and serving the html5 player. main website tested: xvideos.com (please don't judge me).

b. browsing the desktop verison on a mobile device is painful.

2) Many websites have detected that the device used is a mobile device and not a desktop. Evidenced by the websites werving the mobile version and not the desktop one.

Given the above (main) reasons, the user agent of OrFox should be changed to an android one.

Associated revisions

Revision b222221f
Added by amoghbl1 over 2 years ago

submodule update: Bug #3819 - Change the user agent to a mobile one. Attempt to fix versioning stuff


#1 Updated by n8fr8 about 3 years ago

  • Target version set to Orfox Alpha

#2 Updated by n8fr8 over 2 years ago

  • Target version changed from Orfox Alpha to Orfox Alpha 2

#3 Updated by n8fr8 over 2 years ago

  • Assignee set to amoghbl1

I am actually finding myself agreeing with this (and Georg's opinion) more and more. I am finding myself annoyed at getting desktop sites.

I think we should switch back to the default Firefox for Android user-agent, and switch back to the "request desktop site" function.

#5 Updated by n8fr8 over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

Also available in: Atom PDF