Sites not liking IE7 – change the user agent string

IE7 is still new and while there are many sites it will just work without any issues there are many that it will just not work and you will get a “I don’t know what the heck that browser is” error. (There are a few who handle this quite gracefully – e.g. I am on the Yahoo Mail Beta and they say they don’t support it, but if you want to give it a shot – go ahead).

If some of these sites who do not want to party with IE 7 are on your must have and you cannot live without them, then I would recommend to check out the User Agent String utility from Microsoft. This opens a new IE 7 instance that reports to being as IE 6.0. And it runs on most of the flavors of Windows (XP, 2003 and Vista).

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Amit Bahree

This blog is my personal blog and while it does reflect my experiences in my professional life, this is just my thoughts. Most of the entries are technical though sometimes they can vary from the wacky to even political – however that is quite rare. Quite often, I have been asked what’s up with the “gibberish” and the funny title of the blog? Some people even going the extra step to say that, this is a virus that infected their system (ahem) well. [:D] It actually is quite simple, and if you have still not figured out then check out this link – whats in a name?

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