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I am looking for a way to switch my user agent in Chrome.

I have tried User-Agent Switcher for Chrome with only limited success. I really want more user agents, and the ability to add new agents with different operating systems.

Are there other ways of changing Chrome's user agent?

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There use to be one, but it has been – Moab Sep 11 '11 at 3:09
@Moab Hmm...I just downloaded that, not too long ago. BTW, that's the link I included above. – daviesgeek Sep 11 '11 at 3:20
I don't know of, or can find any other extensions for chrome. :-< – Moab Sep 11 '11 at 14:16

I'm not aware of any extensions that allow you to input a custom string, however you can specify a custom user agent on the program's command line.

Right-click Chrome's shortcut and select properties, then add the --user-agent switch to the command.


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Google Chrome has no API that allows you to modify the HTTP headers as of yet, so extensions rely on the Javascript method. Any website that parses the agent from HTTP headers will see past that extension anyways. This may be one of the reasons a developer has not spent time creating a user agent switcher that allows custom agents.

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I'm on OS X. How do you do it there? – daviesgeek Sep 11 '11 at 15:42

On OSX you can launch from command line like this.

/Applications/Google\\ Chrome --user-agent="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; Molla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)"
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Could please you cite a reference that has a list of the user agents? – daviesgeek Sep 16 '11 at 4:21
Thanks for posting that link! Can you please summarize it in your answer, because link have a tendency to disappear over time, leaving your answer irrelevant and not helpful to those who may find your answer down the road. Thanks! – daviesgeek Mar 21 '12 at 17:20

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