photos.google.com is not usable

Bug #1665926 reported by flohack on 2017-02-18
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
webbrowser-app (Ubuntu)
Medium
Olivier Tilloy

Bug Description

https://photos.google.com/ is not usable with the browser on UT. It´s the old user agent disaster. Removing MobileSafari helps. Is this one really necessary by the way, the other UA parts seem to be specific enough.

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Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2017-02-20
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
importance: Undecided → Medium
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2017-02-20
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
flohack (flori-bin) wrote :

Dear Olivier,

thanks for the quick response. The though question however will be, how to educate companies to be more open-minded when it comes to user agent sniffing. Maybe you can suggest to officially contact some Google guys so that they have a look into it. The user agent from Ubuntu Touch seems not to be Ubuntu-specific, so it must also hit other users on the planet.

Otherwise we will be always on the hunt to update the overrides, and with some time passing the list gets bloated and unmaintainable IMHO.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package webbrowser-app - 0.23+17.04.20170310-0ubuntu1

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webbrowser-app (0.23+17.04.20170310-0ubuntu1) zesty; urgency=medium

  [ Alexandre Abreu ]
  * Explicitely define Ctrl+R as the refresh shortcut for the browser
    (LP: #1593877)

  [ Andrew Hayzen ]
  * Use the new TabsBar component from Ubuntu.Components.Extras

  [ Florian Boucault ]
  * Add Peekier to available search engines (LP: #1649673)
  * Bookmarks and history: increased font size one level
  * Make new tabs opened in the background to be placed next to the tab
    requesting them instead of at the end of the list of tabs (LP: #1499780)
  * Enable predictive text in address bar (LP: #1378750)
  * Fix issue with new tab page sometimes never being unloaded (LP: #1659435)
  * Snap: embed ubuntu-ui-extras by building it from source
  * Improved UX for <select> dropdowns in web content
  * Store and restore on startup the size of each window (LP: #1312892)
  * Do not go fullscreen if already fullscreen (LP: #1665727)
  * Do not rely on qmake as webbrowser is CMake based

  [ Jeremy Bicha ]
  * Drop "Open a " prefix from .desktop Actions (LP: #1668699)

  [ Matthieu James ]
  * Updated browser icon (LP: #1358050)

  [ Michael Terry ]
  * Properly set the APP_ID variable for the snappy world

  [ Olivier Tilloy ]
  * Use the no-system-libraries build attribute instead of specifying extra
    stage packages
  * Move snapcraft.yaml to snap directory (new in snapcraft 2.26)
  * Add a desktop UA override for dailymotion.com (LP: #1662826)
  * Log oxide and chromium versions at app startup
  * Add UA overrides for google photos (desktop and mobile) (LP: #1665926)
  * Explicitly plug to the "mir" interface (LP: #1662145)
  * Add "ibus" and "nvidia" apparmor abstractions to webbrowser-app apparmor
    profile
  * Additional holes in generated apparmor profile to allow webbrowser-app
    to run under unity8 in zesty (LP: #1590561)

 -- Olivier Tilloy <email address hidden> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:35:28 +0000

Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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