UserAgent string checking for helper buttons. June 20, 2006 6:22 PM   Subscribe

Matt: Can you disable checking the UA for determining if the little link/bold/em helper buttons show up by the posting box? Just so you know, it works fine with Opera when I have the user agent masked as IE.
posted by bigmusic to Bugs at 6:22 PM (11 comments total)

This is getting to be a bit much.
posted by mischief at 6:45 PM on June 20, 2006

is it? what's so wrong about this request?
posted by shmegegge at 6:47 PM on June 20, 2006

What's your user agent look like?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:49 PM on June 20, 2006

'Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; en) Opera 8.54'
posted by bigmusic at 6:50 PM on June 20, 2006

scratch the last part.

as IE: 'Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; en) Opera 8.54'

as Opera: 'Opera/8.54 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en)'
posted by bigmusic at 6:52 PM on June 20, 2006

I agree with this request. Everything works great when my Opera claims to be Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X; en) Opera 9.00 but not when it's honestly admitting to being Opera/9.00 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X; U; en)
posted by evariste at 8:55 PM on June 20, 2006

By the way, bigmusic-Opera 9 came out today :-)
posted by evariste at 9:03 PM on June 20, 2006

shmegegge: I think mischief was referring to the unusual number of MetaTalk threads today, not about this request specifically.

Anyway, yeah, it's a good idea.
posted by danb at 9:07 PM on June 20, 2006

hm, I just changed my user agent from default firefox to opera 8 and the boxes disappeared.
posted by puke & cry at 9:14 PM on June 20, 2006

danb, you know it only took me a couple of hours to finally get that? i'm a smarty.
posted by shmegegge at 11:37 PM on June 20, 2006

Woo!, and they got rid of their not-quite-the-physique-fo-this lycra superhero.

All good!
posted by NinjaTadpole at 1:53 AM on June 21, 2006

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