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I'm having trouble accessing www.fafsa.ed.gov with Chromium, I get an "incompatible browser detected" message. I tried using the "User Agent Switcher" extension for Chrome but it did not work, however Firefox 4 and their own "User Agent Switcher" extension did work. I prefer Chromium, but being a student, this is a bit of a "deal breaker" for me. I figured I'd ask before I made the switch to fx4!

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The site works perfectly on Google Chrome, install that and please tell me if you are encountering the same problems. –  scouser73 Jun 15 '11 at 17:29
    
I've tried it on both. The initial page comes up fine, but when you try to enter the site is when it has problems. –  Rob Jun 15 '11 at 18:03

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You can run Chromium with a modified user agent string using a command line argument. To pretend you are using Internet Explorer on Windows, run (Alt+F2 then paste):

chromium-browser --user-agent="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)"

This only works if you close all of your Chromium windows first.

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Do I have to run this command each time I want to visit the site, or is the alteration permanent? –  Rob Jun 15 '11 at 18:18
    
You need to run it each time but you can make that easier by creating a desktop shortcut or editing the menu item. –  dv3500ea Jun 15 '11 at 18:31

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