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Why does Firefox open mobile websites on my desktop computer?

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Certain websites are opened in mobile form, on my desktop, no matter how I try to get there, favorites web search, link from e-mail etc. PayPal and Sony are two that I can not open. I have to switch to IE to be able to use these sites. Going to PayPal takes me here, https://mobile.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/wapapp?cmd=_wapapp-homepage, Sony here, http://m.sony.com/, no matter how I try to get there or what I put into the address bar.

Chosen solution

I had the same problem and I fixed it by following action Type 'about:config' in url Accept 'I promise I'll be careful' Under Filter type:wml Preference Name: network.http.accept.default Right click on value and select 'Reset'

Enjoy!!

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Additional System Details

Sites Affected

http://paypal sony

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r85
  • npmnqmp 07074039
  • getplusplusadobe16263
  • np-mswmp
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.0"
  • Default Plug-in
  • Garmin Communicator Plug-In 2.1.1.0
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_21 for Mozilla browsers
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Rhapsody Player Engine Plugin
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.4"

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.11) Gecko/20101012 Firefox/3.6.11 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.11
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Norton IPS
1.0
true
{8545daff-ad1e-493f-a37e-eed1ac79682b}
Java Console
6.0.03
true
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0003-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Java Console
6.0.05
true
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0005-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Java Console
6.0.07
true
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Java Console
6.0.12
true
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0012-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Java Console
6.0.17
true
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
1.2.1
true
{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}
wmlbrowser
0.7.25
true
{c4dc572a-3295-40eb-b30f-b54aa4cdc4b7}
Norton Toolbar
3.7.2
true
{7BA52691-1876-45ce-9EE6-54BCB3B04BBC}
Java Quick Starter
1.0
true
jqs@sun.com
Adobe DLM (powered by getPlus(R))
1.6.2.63
true
{E2883E8F-472F-4fb0-9522-AC9BF37916A7}
Java Console
6.0.20
true
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0020-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Java Console
6.0.21
true
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0021-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
browser.history_expire_days
20
browser.history_expire_days.mirror
20
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
false
browser.places.importDefaults
false
browser.places.leftPaneFolderId
-1
browser.places.migratePostDataAnnotations
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.places.updateRecentTagsUri
false
browser.startup.homepage
https://login.yahoo.com/config/mail?.intl=us
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:1.9.2.11
dom.max_script_run_time
0
extensions.lastAppVersion
3.6.11
general.useragent.extra.microsoftdotnet
( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
network.http.accept.default
text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8,text/vnd.wap.wml;q=0.6
places.last_vacuum
1284021348
print.print_printer
Canon MP160 Printer
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_bgcolor
false
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_bgimages
false
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_command
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_downloadfonts
true
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_edge_bottom
0
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_edge_left
0
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_edge_right
0
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_edge_top
0
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_evenpages
true
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_footercenter
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_footerleft
&PT
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_footerright
&D
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_headercenter
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_headerleft
&T
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_headerright
&U
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_in_color
true
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_margin_bottom
0.5
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_margin_left
0.5
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_margin_right
0.5
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_margin_top
0.5
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_oddpages
true
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_orientation
0
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_pagedelay
500
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_paper_data
1
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_paper_height
11.00
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_paper_size
2818156
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_paper_size_type
0
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_paper_size_unit
0
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_paper_width
8.50
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_reversed
false
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_scaling
1.00
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_shrink_to_fit
false
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_to_file
false
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_unwriteable_margin_bottom
0
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_unwriteable_margin_left
0
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_unwriteable_margin_right
0
print.printer_Canon_MP160_Printer.print_unwriteable_margin_top
0
privacy.cpd.siteSettings
true
privacy.item.cache
true
privacy.item.downloads
false
privacy.item.formdata
false
privacy.item.history
false
privacy.item.passwords
false
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
privacy.sanitize.promptOnSanitize
false
privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown
true
privacy.sanitize.timeSpan
0
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false

cor-el
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Most likely caused by this extension (Tools > Add-ons > Extensions):

See Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems

Modified by cor-el

Helpful Reply

It was not the extension. It still did the same thing when I used the safe mode. I went to preferences and reset it to default and that did it. I can't seem to get back to the panel where I reset the preferences now. When I got to start-run ant type firefox -safe-mode it opens the window where I have my homepage. I guess I will have to deal with that some time. Thank you for the help.

erksper 0 solutions 1 answers

hi, i'm not sure if i'm a little wrong to write this here but not got anything else more new ... had the same problem and the solution I found was changing the configuration of firefox ... dont know why happend this but here are the steps ... (note: you might have pluguins to unconfigure, if so delete it and install it again) ... now tipe about: config and a message will give you just click OK, then click where it says state and you've giving ordered by state, the reason is that they say are the first user-modified, now you give each one right click and select restore, doing so until all are in their natural state, there is always one or two that don't change, don't pay attention. anything you send me an email to algo1245@hotmail.com ... sorry for my english but i used translate.google.com, too lazy to make this by my own...

itwasnoteasy 1 solutions 1 answers

Chosen Solution

I had the same problem and I fixed it by following action Type 'about:config' in url Accept 'I promise I'll be careful' Under Filter type:wml Preference Name: network.http.accept.default Right click on value and select 'Reset'

Enjoy!!

Helpful Reply

I should have reported this sooner. If I remember correctly all I had to do to solve the problem was go to the top of the Firefox window and click on "tools". Then click on "clear recent browser history". I hope this helps someone. I think that this was the solution. I know that it was something far simpler than the suggestions I was getting at the time.