"fw_aviator" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I have Windows 7 - 64 bit and when running IE8 I am getting this message
> There's a better way to browse the web! from sites like Twitter, Drudge.
> have the version 8.0.7600.16385 of IE.
> Any ideas?
What is your User Agent string set to? You can see your user agent string
here, for instance: http://whatsmyuseragent.com/
Are you viewing these sites in IE8 Compatibility Mode? This sends the UA
string as IE7 so will make any UA detection think you are using IE7 rather
Is your UA string very long? Some applications add to the UA string and if
it goes over around 200 characters a lot of UA detection routines start to
fail to parse it. Also mismatched parentheses can do this, as well as manual
tweaks that result in a non-standard UA format.
For instance, when I go to http://whatsmyuseragent.com/
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0)
and if I click the compatibility view button to the right of the address bar
I then see
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0)
The second string identifies the browser as IE7, even though it's really
IE8, because that's how IE8 in compatibility mode ensures that the server
developed to do so.