Google Gears works on Iceweasel (Debian, Ubuntu)

Debian

How to install Google Gears on Iceweasel.

Everybody knows Iceweasel is actually Firefox 3, everyboby except Google. When you visit http://gears.google.com, an ugly message says “your browser is not supported”.

The solution is easy: trivial user agent cheating Smiling

  1. Point your iceweasel to “about:config”.
  2. Find a key called “general.useragent.extra.firefox” and edit to “Firefox/3.0.5”
  3. Then, visit http://gears.google.com again and install.

Remember activate the add-on and set the permissions to the gears web applications.

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User Agent Switch

You can also use the "User Agent Switch" add-on for Iceweasel. Just create a new user agent in the add-on's Preferences, and it will work fine.

Nacho

Does it works with a 64 bit

Does it works with a 64 bit processor?