I've recently started using Arch Linux on a Chromebook C201 (arm). However, when using Firefox, many websites seem to direct me to their mobile site, which is getting quite irritating. Perhaps they are assuming I am using a mobile device, as it has an arm cpu?

What is it that is flagging the Chromebook as a mobile device and is there some global setting in Firefox I can use to flag that it is a desktop installation?

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    Have you tried changing your user agent string to match that of a non-ARM firefox? – Fox Feb 3 at 21:32
  • @Fox where would I do that, and what string would I use? – Time4Tea Feb 3 at 21:34
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    Mine is Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:64.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/64.0. There's an about:config setting (general.useragent.override, which probably does not yet exist) or various add-ons to that effect – Fox Feb 3 at 21:38
  • @Fox I don't see that config setting, but I will try some of the add-ons and see if they help. Thanks – Time4Tea Feb 4 at 11:25
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    The config setting is respected but not created by default. You can create it, but the add-ons are arguably easier to use – Fox Feb 4 at 13:52

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