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I can't get location-aware browsing working

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Location-Aware browsing sounds like it would be really useful for me, but either I can't figure out how to get it activated, or there aren't any commonly used websites that make use of that feature. In the FAQ, the Firefox team mentions going into your Tools section to make some adjustments, but I can't find any such Tools section, and the Preference section, which I assume you must be referring to, doesn't offer any options like that.

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Location-Aware browsing sounds like it would be really useful for me, but either I can't figure out how to get it activated, or there aren't any commonly used websites that make use of that feature. In the FAQ, the Firefox team mentions going into your Tools section to make some adjustments, but I can't find any such Tools section, and the Preference section, which I assume you must be referring to, doesn't offer any options like that. == Extensions installed: == Adblock Plus

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RiverRat306 2 solutions 12 answers

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One location-aware site that you can test with is http://maps.google.com/ It should detect that it can get location information from your browser. Another is http://m.flickr.com/ -- click on the "Photos Taken Nearby" link.

One location-aware site that you can test with is http://maps.google.com/ It should detect that it can get location information from your browser. Another is http://m.flickr.com/ -- click on the "Photos Taken Nearby" link.

Question owner

What do I have to click on at Google Maps? That's actually the first place I went. Not getting any sort of pop-up.

What do I have to click on at Google Maps? That's actually the first place I went. Not getting any sort of pop-up.
RiverRat306 2 solutions 12 answers

There's a small "Dot" button below the compass arrows, above the zoom indicator at the top-left of the Google Maps view. Tap that and it will ask if you want to share your location.

There's a small "Dot" button below the compass arrows, above the zoom indicator at the top-left of the Google Maps view. Tap that and it will ask if you want to share your location.

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Outstanding! Thank you, bcombee. ^_^

Outstanding! Thank you, bcombee. ^_^

Question owner

is there a way to set my location manually?

is there a way to set my location manually?
Matt Brubeck 145 solutions 1390 answers

Here's how to set your location manually using the "geo.wifi.uri" preference: http://dougt.org/wordpress/2010/06/geolocation-setting-your-position-manually/

Note: You might want to upgrade to Mobile Firefox 1.1 first, because it has an improved about:config screen that makes it much easier to change these settings.

Here's how to set your location manually using the "geo.wifi.uri" preference: http://dougt.org/wordpress/2010/06/geolocation-setting-your-position-manually/ Note: You might want to upgrade to Mobile Firefox 1.1 first, because it has an improved about:config screen that makes it much easier to change these settings.

Question owner

thanks for the info , but my browser returns this "Your location could not be determined" in Google maps. Is this feature doesn't work properly for Mozilla 3.5.7, even the Firefox add-on for setting location manually says it is not available for this 3.5.7 build

thanks for the info , but my browser returns this "Your location could not be determined" in Google maps. Is this feature doesn't work properly for Mozilla 3.5.7, even the Firefox add-on for setting location manually says it is not available for this 3.5.7 build
Michael Verdi 128 solutions 857 answers

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goutham, I could be wrong but I don't know of a way to set your location manually on desktop firefox. You could try upgrading to the latest version of Firefox (3.6.7) - it works for me.

goutham, I could be wrong but I don't know of a way to set your location manually on desktop firefox. You could try upgrading to the latest version of Firefox (3.6.7) - it works for me.