Is there a way to "fool" the servers?

delsoljb32

Dark Archon
I am taking classes online, and the eCollege server doesn't think that Safari or Firefox (or any other non-M$, or Netscape Browser) will play nice with the server and pages. Is there a way to fool it to thinking that what i am using is netscape or whatever? I thought I remember some way to modify the "name" of the browser so that when it tests the browser name it sees Explorer, or whatever.
Just curious.
 

MrNivit1

Registered
Try using safari enhancer to add on the debug menu to safari. under that menu there is an option to change how safari identifies itself to servers. One option lists PC MS explorer, you can try that. Here is a link:

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/10482
 

Satcomer

In Geostationary Orbit
Safari Enhancer still does not work in Tiger. So you will have to enable it the old fashion way, via Terminal (without Safari running at the time).

The command (do not include the % symbol):

% defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu
 

delsoljb32

Dark Archon
hmm, maybe i should contact eCollege and tell them it is very unethical to not have support for other browsers! I'll throw in some colorful colloquials just to get the ball rolling and see where tech support comes up. hhahaha
 

bobw

The Late: SuperMacMod
This is what I get;

Bob-Woods-G4:~ bob$ defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu
2005-05-06 07:20:55.920 defaults[1286]
Rep argument is not a dictionary
Defaults have not been changed.
 

Satcomer

In Geostationary Orbit
Bob, I am stupid. I left out the important ending.

defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu 1

Note the 1. I apologize.
 

Viro

Registered
You could just edit the com.apple.Safari.plist file and add the following line under the first instance of <dict>
<key>IncludeDebugMenu</key>
<true/>
That will give you the debug menu.
 
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