When you go to https://docs.google.com/#all and click the Create new > document button, all you get is the mobile google docs version. I think this has something to do with Google's UA tracking. They apparently haven't added 4.0b something to their list of UAs yet and assume this is a mobile browser that's accessing the Google docs. Works fine with other types of docs (presentation, spreadsheet etc.)
Maybe another case of sniffing for "pre"? Does this happen in Minefield as well? (Hotmail, as well as other Microsoft Live properties, has been a high-profile problem in this regard of late.)
Did some user agent testing and it might be caused by the removal of some items in the user agent. Adding an extra Windows; to the user agent (e.g. via general.useragent.override) seems to work. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; Windows NT 6.0; rv:2.0b4) Gecko/20100818 Firefox/4.0b4 The Linux version of the user agent still has the two fields: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:2.0b4) Gecko/20100818 Firefox/4.0b4 If I remove the X11; part then I get the mobile version as well.
Currently only the Windows platform is affected: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:2.0b4) Gecko/20100818 Firefox/4.0b4 Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:2.0b4) Gecko/20100818 Firefox/4.0b4 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:2.0b4) Gecko/20100818 Firefox/4.0b4 With more changes on the way, I would assume that it is not possible yet for Google to fix this problem. Bug 581783 - Remove "Windows;" from the UA string Bug 589353 - Reformat platform-specific bits of UA string Bug 572650 - (http-fingerprint) Reduce the amount of data and entropy sent out in HTTP requests (meta bug)
Marking WORKSFORME to get this off my bug list. Looks like the issue was fixed a looong time ago.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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