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Often Opera Is Not An Approved Browser For A Web Page

  • On the USPS site now this is displayed at the top of the pge::

    ALERT: AS OF APRIL 30, USPS.COM WILL NO LONGER SUPPORT OUTDATED BROWSERS. TO CONTINUE ACCESS, YOU MAY NEED TO UPGRADE YOUR BROWSER. READ MORE

    www.usps.com

    And Make sure your current browser is up to date to continue accessing USPS.com.
    As of April 30, 2018, some features on USPS.com® will not be compatible with past versions of browsers. Upgrade your preferred browser to the most current version to have uninterrupted access and protect yourself with the latest security updates.

    USPS.com Compatible Browser Versions1
    Internet Explorer
    Compatible Versions: 11, Edge

    Update Internet Explorer
    Google Chrome
    Compatible Versions: 65, 63.0.3239.108

    Update Google Chrome
    Mozilla Firefox
    Compatible Versions: 59, 58.0.1

    Update Mozilla Firefox
    Safari
    Compatible Versions: 11, 10.1.2

    Update Safari


    Why is it that Opera is ALWAYS not a part of this list on this and many bank sites?? And can Opera implement what is necessary to allow it to work on those pages?? Thanks

  • I think the same thing happened to Facebook, since it didn't support Opera for notification alert, and I really don't know why. Opera is absolutely a fully functional browser and has a considerable number of users.

  • You can get the current user agent from Chrome and modify Opera's by modifying its shortcut.

    "C:\Program Files\Opera\launcher.exe" "--user-agent=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/65.0.3325.181 Safari/537.36"
    

    But, that'll affect all sites and you'll have to keep it up to date. And, it'll only be active when you launch Opera via the shortcut.

    Or, you can use a User-Agent Switch extension like this one, which seems to be updated frequently, to mask as Chrome for Windows. In options, you can switch to white-list mode and just enable it for usps.com if you want.

    There are other user-agent extension, but either they don't offer a per-site option or they haven't been updated to use newer user-agent strings. Some have options for you can add your own updated one though.

    It's a shame we have to do this stuff, but unless you can make them change their minds, you just mask and move on.

  • What's unfortunate is that the user agent extension is a global use one, meaning if I want to JUST have Opera masked for one site, it cannot do that. In Opera 12, you could in fact mask a specific site so that Opera seemed to be IE or Chrome, but not in current iterations of Opera.

    Sigh

  • @bbildman said in Often Opera Is Not An Approved Browser For A Web Page:

    What's unfortunate is that the user agent extension is a global use one, meaning if I want to JUST have Opera masked for one site, it cannot do that.

    With the extension I mentioned you can do it per-site.

  • @burnout426 I tried it and it seems to work ok, but it seems that for a per-site usage you have to right click the icon, then options and then add the current site to the white list box. Would be nice if once you changed the user agent string it would apply ONLY to the site you are on automatically...but pickers can't be choosers

    🙂

  • @bbildman said in Often Opera Is Not An Approved Browser For A Web Page:

    Would be nice if once you changed the user agent string it would apply ONLY to the site you are on automatically.

    https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/user-agent-007/ does just that. But, it's using older strings and needs an update.

  • @burnout426 Asking for the moon I yam, the best would be if the user agent switcher (the one where you have to run it in white list mode for individual sites) allowed you to switch agents to Chrome for web site X and then to make it possible to automatically switch to a different assigned user agent for a different site. But I think once you have the normally accepted user agent (Chrome, IE, Firefox etc) enabled in using it in while list mode for the sites you need it for, you are good to go.

    And the first one you pointed me to is EXCELLENT.

    Thanks for your input, Burnout.

  • Why is it that Opera is ALWAYS not a part of this list on this and many bank sites??

    Because it is not from the United States. This list essentially represents the US browser market and some sites choose to ignore everything else.