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message from youtube that my browser is outdated..but i have all recent updates

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When I try to view videos on youtube, I get a message that my browser is outdated and I should upgrade. However, I have all of the most recent updates. What gives.

When I try to view videos on youtube, I get a message that my browser is outdated and I should upgrade. However, I have all of the most recent updates. What gives.

Additional System Details

Sites Affected

http://youttube.com

Installed Plug-ins

  • Gecko default plugin
  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • iPhoto6
  • RealPlayer Plugin
  • eMusic DLM 4.1.3
  • Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
  • Coupons Inc. Plugin
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r82

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.0.8) Gecko/20061025 Firefox/1.5.0.8 Congoo NetPass

More Information

Alert icon
Hey there, this is not a commercial interruption. You’re using an outdated browser, which YouTube no longer supports. Some features on YouTube may not work.
Please upgrade to a modern browser. Here are a few options:
Continue to video

the-edmeister
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You seem to have a version from October of 2006 = 4 years old.

If you are sure you have a newer version, see this:
https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Websites+or+add-ons+incorrectly+report+incompatible+browser

If that isn't the case, Firefox 2.0.0.20 is the last ever release for Mac OSX 10.3.9 and earlier versions. Get it here: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/2.0.0.20/mac/en-US/

But that version is also blocked by many popular websites, like YouTube.
Basically you need a newer operating system to install a newer version of Firefox.

You seem to have a version from October of 2006 = 4 years old. If you are sure you have a newer version, see this: <br /> https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Websites+or+add-ons+incorrectly+report+incompatible+browser If that isn't the case, Firefox 2.0.0.20 is the last ever release for Mac OSX 10.3.9 and earlier versions. Get it here: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/2.0.0.20/mac/en-US/ But that version is also blocked by many popular websites, like YouTube. <br /> Basically you need a newer operating system to install a newer version of Firefox.

Question owner

about firefox: version 3.6.11

about this mac: 10.5.8

i think i'm up to date but i'm also not great at this stuff.

thanks for the help/suggestions.

about firefox: version 3.6.11 about this mac: 10.5.8 i think i'm up to date but i'm also not great at this stuff. thanks for the help/suggestions.
the-edmeister
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It looks like you are up to date as far as Firefox goes, your UserAgent is probably locked on that old version by an extension you have installed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_Agent

type about:config in the URL bar and hit Enter If you see the warning, you can confirm that you want to access that page. Filter = general.useragent. Right-click the preferences that are bold, one line at a time, and select Reset.
Then restart Firefox

It looks like you are up to date as far as Firefox goes, your UserAgent is probably locked on that old version by an extension you have installed. <br /> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_Agent] type '''about:config''' in the URL bar and hit Enter ''If you see the warning, you can confirm that you want to access that page.'' Filter = '''general.useragent.''' Right-click the preferences that are '''bold''', one line at a time, and select '''''Reset'''''. <br /> Then restart Firefox

Question owner

aha - i did the reset user agent - could only reset general.useragent.override but that appears to have done the trick!!

thanks so much. i wish i hadn't waited so long to address this!

aha - i did the reset user agent - could only reset general.useragent.override but that appears to have done the trick!! thanks so much. i wish i hadn't waited so long to address this!
the-edmeister
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You're welcome!

Firefox 4 will be changing what can and can't be modified with the UserAgent, there's been too many application that mess with it for no reason except "vanity" - the "name" of an application that does that can be tracked in server logs. There are other ways a website can be made aware of which plugins a user has installed for purposes of delivering content, without "broadcasting" that information to every web site you visit.

You're welcome! Firefox 4 will be changing what can and can't be modified with the UserAgent, there's been too many application that mess with it for no reason except "vanity" - the "name" of an application that does that can be tracked in server logs. There are other ways a website can be made aware of which plugins a user has installed for purposes of delivering content, without "broadcasting" that information to every web site you visit.