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Gmail doesn't recognize any Firefox update and always asks for one. (And I'm using 8.0.1)

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For a few months, Gmail has been requesting I upgrade to the newest Firefox. I always have the newest update. Currently it is 8.0.1. A few other apps, I don't remember which ones, request me to update Firefox as well--but I am! (Firefox as a browser seems to work just fine though.)

How can fix this?

Thanks,

Marty

Chosen solution

Your UserAgent string in Firefox is messed up by another program that you installed. FBSMTWB
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

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) FBSMTWB

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the-edmeister
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Chosen Solution

Your UserAgent string in Firefox is messed up by another program that you installed. FBSMTWB
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

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I also have this problem.

the-edmeister
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3195 solutions 24387 answers

Which version of Firefox do you have installed?
Help > About Firefox