Opened 2 months ago

#26352 new defect

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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Description

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, google.com.

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.

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