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Mathwiz

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  1. Mathwiz

    Possible to get Skype 8 up and running on XP?

    That was a really good suggestion! So I tried disabling WebRTC by toggling media.peerconnection.enabled in Serpent to false. Unfortunately, Web.Skype.com still signed me in just fine, so I guess that wasn't it after all. I'm afraid I'm stumped on this one.
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    Possible to get Skype 8 up and running on XP?

    Well, I added one more SSUAO (for live.com) and Web.Skype.com works just fine with Serpent (with no add-on) but not with NM 28. I wonder if there's some obscure pref that needs to be toggled for NM 28 to work?
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    Possible to get Skype 8 up and running on XP?

    We just have to identify all the other places Skype connects to. It can't be that many.... Incidentally, why doesn't the add-on load in NM 28? It identifies as FF 60.9 in Firefox compatibility mode....
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    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    RAUE is an initialism for Reset Antivirus Update Engine.
  5. A Firefox reset wipes out everything you did! Mozilla is way too happy to "suggest" a Firefox reset if you're having problems. But it resets everything; wiping out all your prefs and all your add-ons! Never do a Firefox reset except as a last resort if Firefox is completely broken and you need to start from scratch!
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    Possible to get Skype 8 up and running on XP?

    My apologies; apparently it takes (at least) two SSUAOs: When you browse web.skype.com, the add-on changes your user agent, but keeps it changed for every site connected to thereafter, so there may be more I haven't discovered yet.
  7. Mathwiz

    Possible to get Skype 8 up and running on XP?

    Took a look inside; AIUI, the add-on is basically nothing more than a SSUAO: (Edit: My apologies. Apparently it takes at least two SSUAOs! Sneaky devils) general.useragent.override.skype.com = Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Fedora; Fedora; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/73.0.3683.86 Safari/537.36 general.useragent.override.skypeassets.com = Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Fedora; Fedora; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/73.0.3683.86 Safari/537.36 Try those on MyPal.
  8. Yes, it breaks all Office 2010 apps on XP; not just Excel and Word. Even breaks free 2010 apps like the PowerPoint Viewer. I don't think it breaks any earlier versions of Office though. Well, the update you linked to is 4494528! The support page explains that it fixes a problem with an earlier update, 4486464. But AFAIK you still need to run regsvr32 MSI.DLL after installing it; I haven't heard that M$ re-released it with that mistake fixed. (Even if they did, it won't hurt to run that command anyway.)
  9. Mathwiz

    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    It may not have worked because of having to use the web proxy. If an add-on filters according to where the content is coming from, everything "looks" like it comes from the proxy, so nothing gets filtered. uB0 seemed to work; it's filtering works differently.
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    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    Beware any time you see that - it's a deceptive advertisement! If you "update" you will get a PUP I recommend you install an ad-blocker add-on, so you won't see those deceptive ads any more. If you have no favorite, try the one I use: uBlock Origin: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/
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    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    To be fair, that was in 2009. I haven't seen a recent ranking; it may have improved since then.
  12. The preference name is just general.useragent.override, not "general.useragent.overridepreference." I don't know where you got that. You are correct that it is a string. The format of a Firefox user agent string is Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT %OSVersion%; [WOW64;] rv:%BrowserVersion%) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/%BrowserVersion%. Note that everything has to be exact, including the spacing. That's tripped me up before. Type everything in bold exactly as above. Replace %OSVersion% with: 5.1 to report XP 6.0 to report Vista 6.1 to report Windows 7 6.2 to report Windows 8 6.3 to report Windows 8.1 10.0 to report Windows 10 You can include the WOW64; to report a 64-bit Windows version (usually not necessary). Replace %BrowserVersion% with the version of Firefox you want to report. Note that versions 57.0 and above will break Instagram, as reported in that thread. However, anything below 60.0 will cause WhatIsMyBrowser.com to report an "obsolete" browser. The only way to fix both issues is with "site-specific " user agent overrides, so that you can send different user agent strings to Instagram.com and WhatIsMyBrowser.com. Please read @VistaLover's post above for the instructions on enabling those.
  13. Mathwiz

    What software developed by Roytam1 do you use?

    Which one? @roytam1 maintains several web browsers: New Moon (2 versions), Serpent (2 versions), FF 45, & Navigator.
  14. Mathwiz

    Instagram videos not working in Firefox 52 ESR?

    If you did a Firefox reset, you'll probably have to recreate your userContent.css file again (or copy it from the other PC). As I understand it, a Firefox reset wipes out all customizations in your profile.
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