Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Aug 10, 2004
    Posts
    103
    Specs:
    15" PB 1.5, 512 ram, superdrive, one sexy computer!
    Anyway to disguise the fact that you are on a mac to websites
    Hi, when I made the switch well had been a mac user in the family forever just been using windows more in high school. Anyway, one of the few things that concerned me (minorly) about switching was that certain websites can't support mac for special features. For example, the main site that came to mind was launch.yahoo.com. They feature music videos. When you try to access it from a mac, it says you can only do it on a mac using Netscape 4.7. So when you do that, it runs the OS in classic I believe, but it doesn't relaly work to show the music videos. Do you think that it is truly impossible to run the videos on Mac OSX? Furthermore, is there anyway to hide the fact that I am using a mac and using Firefox/safari to them? Like how can websites tell that? This is one of the very few drawbacks, and it ticks me off that sites won't go the extra effort to support the several million mac users. Also lack of online poker like party poker ticks me off. Poker room is available but it stinks. Anybody ever play party poker using VPC 7? Is it worth it? I wish I could try VPC7 before buying it as I would like to see how it would work at doing things that I occasionally would like to do but can't.

    Sorry for the long post, and thank you very much in advance!

    Happy Holidays!

  2. #2
    johnny5w
    Guest
    If you try the browser Opera there is a setting that lets you identify as a different browser.

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Aug 10, 2004
    Posts
    103
    Specs:
    15" PB 1.5, 512 ram, superdrive, one sexy computer!
    Quote Originally Posted by johnny5w
    If you try the browser Opera there is a setting that lets you identify as a different browser.
    How about the ability to disguise the fact that it is running MacOSX.

  4. #4

    Strider's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 09, 2004
    Location
    Dubai
    Posts
    973
    Specs:
    15" MBP 2.16GHz ^ATI Radeon X1600 256MB ^100GB @ 7200 rpm ^2GB RAM ^Glossy Screen +iPod 4G 20 gigs
    I doubt it... :batman:

  5. #5

    Macman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 30, 2004
    Location
    San Antonio, Texas
    Posts
    4,374
    Specs:
    PowerMac G4 Cube 450mhz 832mb
    I say try opera, if not, mozilla browsers use the same things as netscape, maybe one of them will work.

  6. #6
    nomore
    Guest
    This is easy. I do it all the time on the British Lottery web site.

    Enable Safari's debug menu.

    Open the terminal (Applications/Utilities/Terminal) and type in the following: defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu 1

    Quit Safari if open and relaunch it. There will now be a Debug menu next to the Help menu. Go to the 'User Agent' item and then select 'Windows MSIE 6.0'.

    This will tell web sites that you are running Internet Explorer 6 on Windows.

  7. #7

    schweb's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2002
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    13,190
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2
    The problem also is regardless of if you change what your browser tells people that it is, you still may not get the special features. If the site uses activex controls or Windows IE-only coding, it still won't matter.

    I say to avoid those sites any ways. Why give patronage to a site that is designed by a horrible webmaster who doesn't accept web standards?
    schweb | community leader
    flickr facebook twitter tumblr google+ about.me

    Mac-Forums: On Twitter | On Facebook | On Flickr


  8. #8
    ryanyogan
    Guest
    I am pretty sure that Launch indeed is using the .NET framework, and on top of that they are using alot of windows only features, some ActiveX for sure in the actuall player (this is what makes it so "active" instead of feeling like a web site.) Indeed they should of used more open standards, they could be missing several million hits due to non mac compatability. This is odd too coming from yahoo which is one of the most friendly sites I have seen for all the neat effects and what not there sites use. Not to mention the fact of there sites being a majority PHP, why use ASP.NET?? I guess they saved money instead of going the J2EE route

  9. #9

    Strider's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 09, 2004
    Location
    Dubai
    Posts
    973
    Specs:
    15" MBP 2.16GHz ^ATI Radeon X1600 256MB ^100GB @ 7200 rpm ^2GB RAM ^Glossy Screen +iPod 4G 20 gigs
    Yahoo Launch now works fine when I disguise Safari as MSIE 6.0

    But unfortunately Safari can't play WinMedia files from within the player. So the video actually doesnt play. Shame.

  10. #10

    Macman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 30, 2004
    Location
    San Antonio, Texas
    Posts
    4,374
    Specs:
    PowerMac G4 Cube 450mhz 832mb
    Quote Originally Posted by Strider
    Yahoo Launch now works fine when I disguise Safari as MSIE 6.0

    But unfortunately Safari can't play WinMedia files from within the player. So the video actually doesnt play. Shame.
    that is a shame, I can play wmv just fine in safari. why cant you? I havent been to a site yet that plays windows media content that I cant play.

  11. #11

    rman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2002
    Location
    Los Angeles, California
    Posts
    12,584
    Specs:
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    Cool
    Interesting, it works for me also.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

  12. #12

    Strider's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 09, 2004
    Location
    Dubai
    Posts
    973
    Specs:
    15" MBP 2.16GHz ^ATI Radeon X1600 256MB ^100GB @ 7200 rpm ^2GB RAM ^Glossy Screen +iPod 4G 20 gigs
    Howw???????? Help Me!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Please dont use your opinions as fact!
    By pibolar in forum Apple Rumors and Reports
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-24-2013, 12:48 PM
  2. Firefox is better than Safari :- fact or fiction
    By timmy_toad in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-30-2012, 10:24 AM
  3. What the GT130 is in fact... a 9800mGTS
    By Coolknight in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-06-2010, 07:16 PM
  4. Blackle (google but in disguise).
    By chrisgrieve in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 07-24-2007, 08:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •