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PostPosted: Thu 14 Jan 2010, 10:19    Post subject:  Activate Facebook Chat on Seamonkey 1.1.xx (std in puppy)  

Type in the address box "about:config" (w/o the quotes) and press enter
On the page right-click and choose New -> String.
Named it "general.useragent.extra.xfake" (w/o the quotes)
and give it a value of "not Firefox/2.0.0.18" (w/o the quotes)

Note: I think Java has to be enabled
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jan 2010, 09:46    Post subject:  

Trio, a great piece of investigation! This is one of the major problems I find with your average computer users who want it to "just work". Are you aware of any issues changing this string causes with other applications/websites? I will assign a "tester" to try this out.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 12:52    Post subject:  

ecomoney wrote:
Trio, are you aware of any issues changing this string causes with other applications/websites?

Probably not. There are an assortment of extensions intended to alter the user agent string a Mozilla browser returns to a website query. One common change is to tell the site it's IE, to fool brain dead sites that think they will only work in IE.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 12:54    Post subject: Re: Activate Facebook Chat on Seamonkey 1.1.xx (std in puppy)  

trio wrote:
Note: I think Java has to be enabled

I will be quite startled if this is true. I'm on Facebook, and have occasionally used Facebook chat. While Java is installed on my system and enabled in my browsers, Facebook never called it.

JavaScript does have to be enabled for Facebook to work at all.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 17:34    Post subject:  

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Note: I think Java has to be enabled

I will be quite startled if this is true. I'm on Facebook, and have occasionally used Facebook chat. While Java is installed on my system and enabled in my browsers, Facebook never called it.

there seems to be a bug (or feature) whereby flash does not work properly without java installed too so I guess there's a missing link or library involved.

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 18:49    Post subject:  

mikeb wrote:
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Note: I think Java has to be enabled

I will be quite startled if this is true. I'm on Facebook, and have occasionally used Facebook chat. While Java is installed on my system and enabled in my browsers, Facebook never called it.

there seems to be a bug (or feature) whereby flash does not work properly without java installed too so I guess there's a missing link or library involved.

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I haven't seen that, but then, I routinely install Java, so I wouldn't. It's really weird if that's the case.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 20:04    Post subject:  

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I haven't seen that, but then, I routinely install Java, so I wouldn't. It's really weird if that's the case


yes weird indeed...one report was that firefox 3.5 would not run...I couldn't make sense of it

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Jan 2010, 09:58    Post subject:  

Java is needed on facebook, as far as I can tell, only for the advanced photo uploader (the alternative simple uploader works without java).

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to fool brain dead sites that think they will only work in IE


You mean like hotmail? Theres an issue where the send button is greyed out if this site discoveres from the user agent string you are not using Windows. This is only the case for *some* hotmail accounts. Hotmail is only a free email site if using (and of course paying for) windows... Rolling Eyes

Facebook always seems to need a later version of the flashplayer installed to play videos, they tend to have later requirements than any other site.

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Jan 2010, 11:45    Post subject:  

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Facebook always seems to need a later version of the flashplayer installed to play videos, they tend to have later requirements than any other site.

well adobe and microsoft do share the same bed. Did you know adobe reader cannot be installed and run in windows unless internet explorer is present for the license agreement. So both of them are trying to perpetuate the use of a known major security flaw....I guess its good business to have systems break on a regular basis.

Good new is there now the fileset for making XP install without IE (and other crud) as has been for 2000 ...deep joy.
Facebook is a fad and will pass in time just like the others....I try to focus on worthwhile uses of the internet.

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2013, 04:56    Post subject: Toutou linux on USB stick (how-to)
Subject description: Video stream on FACEBOOK
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT9POkvBtkE
click here
ERROR !
French spoken ! only for french learning students !

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2013, 09:42    Post subject:  

Pelo, that's in French. Are you sure you meant to put it in this thread?
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Feb 2014, 04:54    Post subject: sooooorrryyy ! it was a mistake  

However, about Linux Facebook, where everybody speak english ( speak french all day long, and you will be out) I would like to create a french groupe.
Pour parler français enfin.
Razz dont't pay attention to my post.
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