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Re: google search results displaying in mobile mode with Noscript, despite being on desktop

by skriptimaahinen » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:16 am

I see nothing out of ordinary on YouTube.
What are your current useragent overrides?
Screenshot of the problem?

Re: google search results displaying in mobile mode with Noscript, despite being on desktop

by asaone7 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:43 pm

Any settings to add to about:config for a workaround to this, like what was provided here for the google search results?

Re: google search results displaying in mobile mode with Noscript, despite being on desktop

by therube » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:42 am

Are you blocking JavaScript in IE?
Try it.

Did you try spoofing the UA in FF?
Try it.
(If you do, it will likely still have some unwanted consequences.)

Re: google search results displaying in mobile mode with Noscript, despite being on desktop

by asaone7 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:01 am

Sorry to have to bump this. But now youtube itself is displaying incorrectly, probably as mentioned due to it detecting JavaScript as disabled. Basically the youtube homepage contains very large thumbnails of videos and is overall plainer. Looks like it's loading the mobile view by default for this. If I view the page in IE, it's just fine.

Re: google search results displaying in mobile mode with Noscript, despite being on desktop

by sprocketoctopus » Mon May 27, 2019 3:02 am

Thanks Rereser - all working now for google.com.au

I have also followed your other advice:

"set homepage or shortcut to this.
https://www.google.com/?noj=1
and for the correct search plugin go here.
https://mycroftproject.com/google-search-plugins.html
search for ... Google (no JS) (google.com) by Dmitry Alexandrov
make this the default.
temp allow the above page for the plugin to install.
this will also remove "&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial" from the end of the search url's."

And I found a no JS for google.com.au in the mycroftproject page you mentioned.

Thanks to all that helped. Google search & it's other tentacles are back in it's box!

~S.O

Re: google search results displaying in mobile mode with Noscript, despite being on desktop

by rereser » Sun May 26, 2019 5:08 pm

my mistake.
after testing google.com.au , i went to google.com. (not com.au)
obviously that went to the mobile mode then.
thanks for the feedback and great you got it to work.
will correct my other post.
grtz.

Re: google search results displaying in mobile mode with Noscript, despite being on desktop

by skriptimaahinen » Sun May 26, 2019 5:00 pm

rereser wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 7:22 am
just tested.
general.useragent.override.google.com.au
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 7.1; Trident/5.0)
does not work.
For me that does work. As well as any other country specific override. Did you actually test it on https://www.google.com.au and not just https://www.google.com ?

Re: google search results displaying in mobile mode with Noscript, despite being on desktop

by rereser » Sun May 26, 2019 7:22 am

additional tip.
set homepage or shortcut to this.
https://www.google.com/?noj=1
and for the correct search plugin go here.
https://mycroftproject.com/google-search-plugins.html
search for ... Google (no JS) (google.com) by Dmitry Alexandrov
make this the default.
temp allow the above page for the plugin to install.
this will also remove "&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial" from the end of the search url's.

this may be what is going on.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/former-mo ... for-years/
a script could have been added that some browsers can't work with.

Re: google search results displaying in mobile mode with Noscript, despite being on desktop

by sprocketoctopus » Sun May 26, 2019 7:15 am

Thanks!

I'll try that report back.

~SO

Re: google search results displaying in mobile mode with Noscript, despite being on desktop

by rereser » Sun May 26, 2019 7:11 am

@sprocketoctopus

general.useragent.override.google.com
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 7.1; Trident/5.0)

not Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/6.0)

Re: google search results displaying in mobile mode with Noscript, despite being on desktop

by sprocketoctopus » Sun May 26, 2019 5:06 am

Thanks Barbaz - and apologies for not logging in.

I have tried your suggestion: Firefox 67.0

general.useragent.override.google.com.au;
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/6.0)

Still same does not work.

As suggested previously -Is this is a Google change?

Thanks again for your help.

Re: google search results displaying in mobile mode with Noscript, despite being on desktop

by barbaz » Sun May 26, 2019 2:56 am

@sprocketoctopus Remember to log in before posting so that you can use your chosen username and don't need to repeatedly solve the CAPTCHA each time. (I've fixed your post above)

You can just use as-is the suggested UA string for "general.useragent.override.google.com". There should be no need to alter the suggestion for different OS.

As for "general.useragent.override", I think rereser may have done that for reasons unrelated to this thread. Try without it.

Re: google search results displaying in mobile mode with Noscript, despite being on desktop

by sprocketoctopus » Sun May 26, 2019 12:22 am

Thanks Rereser!

I think I understand your fix.

To Quote for an MS machine:

three new strings in about:config.

general.useragent.override
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:67.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/67.0

general.useragent.override.google.com
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 7.1; Trident/5.0)

general.useragent.override.youtube.com
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/6.0)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
For my Linux box is it:
general.useragent.override
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:64.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/64.0

general.useragent.override.google.com <--- (I will also add ".au" for my local flavor of Google)
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:64.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/64.0

general.useragent.override.youtube.com
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:64.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/64.0
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thank you and others who chimed in for help.

Cheers

~S.O

Re: google search results displaying in mobile mode with Noscript, despite being on desktop

by skriptimaahinen » Sat May 25, 2019 5:24 pm

Looks like something about the client and locale. Probably added by the search engine?

Re: google search results displaying in mobile mode with Noscript, despite being on desktop

by rereser » Sat May 25, 2019 5:09 pm

think you are correct.
just something i just saw on each google search result.
that is with and without the google override mod.
at the end of the url there is always something like this "&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial"
removing that from the url and reload displays the same results.
never noticed that before.
keeps getting stranger ...

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