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    Default Konqueror messing up Google cookies

    I'm afraid this is by design, but I'll post it nevertheless, maybe someone can help me find a workaround.
    It's about Konqueror: I like it so much I never use any other browser (you guessed it, I'm a KDE user - v3.5.9 to be precise). I visit Google a hundred times a day, so I've set up my Google preferences to open all search results, when clicked, in a new window. That way, I can set up Konqueror to open new tabs instead of new windows, which allows me to have the Google search list and all the clicked pages/links displayed in the same Konqueror window. It's great for productivity -- also, when I'm through with one search, I just close one Konqueror instance and thus close the search results and all the related tabs with one click.
    Alas, I've found out that there is a custom-tailored "identification" in the Konqueror options which is pre-set to identify Konqueror to Google as some Mac browser. Apparently, this false identification breaks my Google settings. Thus, whenever I click on a Google search result, the link gets opened in the same window (or tab), making me lose my search results list and forcing me to click the "Back" button if I want to see it again. Of course, by doing that, I now lose the linked page.
    I find this extremely annoying. I've tried to disable browser identification in the Konqueror settings, but many sites I visit won't work with a non-identified browser... Does anybody else have this problem? If yes, what did you do to solve it? I wonder why did the Konqueror developers do this...
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    Default Re: Konqueror messing up Google cookies

    You say that you tried to disable browser identification completely.
    But did you try to configure the browser indentification for google.com (or your local google.<id>) to the one you think will work OK?
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Konqueror messing up Google cookies

    The fact is ... I'm too chicken to do that. I don't know how to backup Konqueror's settings and I'm too afraid I might break something, lose some functionality or something like that if I try to change that setting. I thought of editing just the name google.com to foogle.com but that can't be done. But you're right -- I'll copy the setting and paste it somewhere in a backup text file and then delete the google entry altogether and see how it goes...
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    Default Re: Konqueror messing up Google cookies

    First I have a translated Konqueror, so I may use different wording then you see while I try to translate back into english.

    I just mean the menu item Configuration of Konqueror > Configure Konqueror.
    Then in the new window: Browser identification. Enter your thing there and write down what you did, so you can revert. Not a big prblem I think
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Konqueror messing up Google cookies

    Good suggestion. I finally summed up my courage and did just that. It didn't break anything and I actually got rid of the cookie problem.
    http://stopsoftwarepatents.eu/
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    JosipBroz NNTP User

    Default Re: Konqueror messing up Google cookies


    Good suggestion. I finally summed up my courage and did just that. It
    didn't break anything and I actually got rid of the cookie problem.


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