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I've used the dev tools to change the user agent, but that's annoying because it means you need to have dev tools open.

I've used extensions to change the user agent, but they all seem to affect all tabs.

Are there any extensions that just affect the current tab?

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User agent Selector will do this functionality,

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From their extension info page:

Allows per-tab switching of the User-Agent HTTP header. 
additionally You can also add, edit, export and import your own User-Agents.
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Thanks. At first I thought it wasn't working at all, but turns out Google doesn't render the mobile version based on the extensions iPad2 user agent... does support per-tab switching though, which is what I wanted :) –  jamiebarrow Sep 6 '13 at 15:04
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