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www.onenote.com is not displaying on latest Firefox (Quantum - v.57.0.1)

asked 2017-12-12 19:23:55 -0500

jesse_yu gravatar image

...So naturally I was gonna post this question in the Mozilla forums, but then I tried it out in Windows in Mozilla (same version) and the website displays just fine.

What's displayed is just a white background. For those who don't know, OneNote (and it's website OneNote.com ) is one of the most popular notetaking app out there (in Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS) but not in Linux which is why I was trying to access the web version.

Also, I tried it in Chromium here in Fedora and it worked! I don't wanna switch over to Chromium since aside from this I was very happy with the newfound speed and smoothness of Firefox.

Any help would be appreciated.

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answered 2017-12-13 11:25:59 -0500

florian gravatar image

That is on purpose! For whatever reason, MS doesn't want you to use Firefox on Linux.

I just tested it by installing a User Agent Switcher, which is a little Addon that changes the string which tells the server what type of client is connecting. There are many different User Agent Switcher Addons available.

When I switch the User Agent to "MS Win / FF56" or "Mac / Safari 10.x", onenote.com displays just fine!

So, I would recommend to use one of these User Agents whenever you take notes with onenote.com

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FYI: The addon I used for testing is this one: https://gitlab.com/alexander255/user-...

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-12-13 12:23:12 -0500 )edit

Yes. Good catch!! Your suggestion absolutely worked. Thanx!

jesse_yu gravatar imagejesse_yu ( 2017-12-14 14:22:06 -0500 )edit

Thanks using User-Agent Switcher by Linder is fixed my problem. Don't know why Microsoft is restricting it to Windows only!

johnnoah gravatar imagejohnnoah ( 2017-12-22 08:38:24 -0500 )edit

Because they suck?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-12-22 18:55:59 -0500 )edit

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