Opened 18 months ago

Closed 12 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#26352 closed defect (fixed)

When using "request desktop site" in Orfox, a mobile phone User-Agent gets sent instead of a desktop browser User-Agent

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-mobile
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What happens

When I request a web page normally, the following User-Agent header gets sent by Orfox:

Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Mobile; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0

This is the correct behavior.

However, when I select Menu > Request desktop site, the same User-Agent is also sent. (You can see this e.g. here.) Because of this, websites will still return the mobile version of a website instead of the desktop website.

You can try this at, for example,

What should happen instead

When using "Request desktop site", a User-Agent for a desktop browser should be sent instead of that of a mobile browser. The normal Firefox for Android does this correctly.

Child Tickets

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 12 months ago by gk

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This got fixed in Tor Browser for Android and we won't fix this in Orfox.

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