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User Agent String for Eclipse

Is it possible to change the User Agent String for requests made by Eclipse? After some experiments with curl I believe that certain User Agents are favoured by our company proxy (they get access to ...
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How can I change the user agent string used by Google Earth?

In our department internet access is only possible through a proxy which only allows internet access for certain user agent strings. How can I change the user agent string for Google Earth so that it ...
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How do Access Points determine the client's OS?

I noticed that my router (Asus RN-N12E_B1) shows the operating system next to the clients that are connected to it. How does it determine that? Via User Agent? What other methods does it have at ...
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How do I mask the Firefox browser signature?

Does anyone know of a way to mask the Firefox browser signature, so that it looks like Internet Explorer to the rest of the world? I know there is a plugin to use the IE rendering engine, but that ...
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How does http://whatsmyuseragent.com/ get its long Recent Referrals list?

I went to http://whatsmyuseragent.com/ with Firefox, and see a Recent Referrals: (verified) list on the bottom of the page. Some of the sites in my list I have visited, but some were months ago, so I ...
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Gecko version number format in User-Agent strings for Mozilla Firefox

Here are four User-Agent (HTTP header) strings for Mozilla's Firefox browser. # Linux Linux / Firefox 42: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:42.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/42.0 # Mac Mac / Firefox 42: ...
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IE 11 insists on sending IE8 user agent

For some reason, IE 11 insists on sending the following UA: Mozilla/5.0 (MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0) like Gecko FYI, compatibility settings are off. What else can enforce ...
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I anonymized my user-agent, but my browser and OS are still detected

There are sites like whatsmybrowser.org and whatismybrowser.com that detect information about the technical specs of the client. As far as I can tell, this is done using the user-agent information ...
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Can from OS the user agent be edited which will be read from the browser?

Can from OS the user agent be edited which will be read from the browser? I need this to work to share data between desktop app and browser.The desktop app would add a key in UserAgent , and browser ...
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What is Apache Synapse?

My website keeps getting hit by odd requests with the following user-agent string: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; Synapse) Using our friendly tool Google I was able to determine this is the hallmark ...
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How to add a user-agent style sheet to firefox browser?

I am trying to increase the width of scrollbar in firefox and I found out that it can be done by adding a user-agent style sheet. It's not possible with userChrome.css or userContent.css
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Internet Explorer: Editing User Agent String so it is Seen By the Server

OS: Windows 7/8 Browser: Internet Explorer 11 Platform: x86 How can I edit the user agent string on a machine to be universally seen by server-side code and web server logs? This needs to be a ...
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Can I switch the User-Agent header for only a single web site?

I have to use a particular web site for work, but this web site checks to see whether I'm using Internet Explorer and, if not, won't allow me to log in. I can switch my User-Agent header using the ...
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Are there any security or performance implications of changing the user-agent in a browser?

I am working on a production issue which only occurs in IE10 and not in chrome/Firefox. If I change the IE10's user-agent (F12) to Mozilla Firefox it works. I need to debug the app. layer to find ...
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Apache: redirect to non SSL page if TLS negotiation fails

How can I configure apache to redirect user to a non ssl page, if the TLS connection negotiation fails (i.e. they don't agree on a common SSL protocol with supported cipher) It is using mod_ssl, ...
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Settings for User agent switcher in Chrome developer tools - Where has it gone?

I'm trying to find the Devices settings for Emulation in Chrome developer tools too add some user agents. I can open the emulation tool, but I cannot find the setting to add other useragents, as ...
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How to turn the user agent into a secure_user_agent?

I am using FireFox 34.0.5 and trying to change my user agent. As far as I am aware, an user agent is, somehow, a software acting on your behalf. For example, I am using FireFox now, hence my user ...
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why Internet Explorer 9 User Agent string (the "MSIE part) mess up with proxy and/or NTLM auth in Apache Tomcat 7?

In my network we're behind a proxy (pac script), when try to access a site in the following url format: http://serverName.domain.com:8080/somePath IE (9.0.8112.16421) is unable to browser the site (...
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How do you Block user-agents from your CDN?

I have a wordpress site and use a mobile plugin to display a mobile version for mobile devices. I also have parts of my site using Amazon Cloudfront which seems to be stuffing up the detection of ...
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“Mozilla/5.0” and “like Gecko”: Do web applications still test for Firefox-specific user agent strings? [closed]

Forgive me if this is the wrong site to ask this question; some similar questions were closed on Web Applications Stack Exchange, so I asked this question here. If necessary, feel free to migrate this ...
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Switching User-Agent in Opera

How can the user agent be changed in Opera? The per-site preferences (tab Network, field Browser identification) lists Identify as Opera Identify as Firefox Identify as Internet Explorer ...
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User Agent string in Firefox keeps getting overridden

The user agent string in Firefox keeps getting overridden, meaning I keep getting warnings about using too old a browser on several websites. If I check about:config I can see it's being set to: ...
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Close Built-in User agent switcher in Google Chrome

When I try to Inspect Element using Chrome's Developer Console (using Right click → Inspect Element), I'm always presented with a User Agent switcher interface like below: This is very annoying and ...
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Turn User Agent into Device Information

I have a list of user agents which visited my website. And I would like to turn them into user statics such as which browser and os are reaching the most to my website. For Example: I have one user ...
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Why do some IE10 browsers get stuck in IE7 mode?

We were doing some investigation into user sessions on our consumer facing sites and came across something that really disturbed me. On an average day, we have ~140k visitors to our sites who bother ...
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How can I block a user agent string in IE11?

We are starting to upgrade our laptops to Windows 8 touch screen and we are finding out some of the older websites (Ones we cannot change) detect the touchscreen as a mobile device and will not load ...
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Change User-Agent as a security measurement

Imagine the following situation. I'm a Mac user, if I open a web site with some kind of malware(Platform specific). This site/malware will use my user agent to detect what system I am using. So, if I ...
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iPad user agent changes depending on location (work, home)

I have found this question: Is this user agent string related to Safari? I originally was looking for what the "GSA" part of the user agent meant, as I am seeing the same iPad display both of the ...
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CPDTDF in browser's User Agent

I'm seeing this CPDTDF fragment fairly frequently in my logs, and I haven't found any information about it. Does anybody know what it means? Some real examples: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0;...
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Internet Explorer 10 Compatibility View sends incorrect User Agent String

My user agent string in IE 10 Compatibility View is incorrect. It still sends a user agent string that identifies as IE 10. This prevents pages rendering in IE7 the way they should. Internet ...
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Spoof email platform/user agent in Thunderbird for privacy?

In Firefox 6, I use the Proxy Tool add on to spoof my user agent and platform strings as part of my effort to improve privacy. Is there an equivalent for emails sent from Thunderbird 6? If so, how do ...
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How Does Mega.co.nz detect your user agent?

how does mega detect your user agent? Javascript? It seems to be able to bypass Chrome UA Spoofer, and doesn't allow a chrome that isn't up to date.
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Can I make Firefox use the user agent stored in the Registry?

Is there a way to make Firefox get the user agent that is used in the Registry under "internet options"? An option in about:config or so?
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Spoofing Firefox 4 User Agent without add-ons

Is there a way to spoof UA without installation of an add-on? They have broken general.useragent.extra.firefox in version 4.
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Chrome extension to change User Agent only in current tab

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 ...
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How do I switch my user agent in Chrome?

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 ...
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apache rewrite to different domain subfolder without changing the address in browser url

Actually we have 2 sites. Site 1: Desktop version hosted in [http://mysite1.com] , using Apache server Site2: Mobile version of mysite.com is hosted in [http://mobilesites.com/mysite1mobile] , using ...
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To change user agent back to Chrome

i was trying to change the user agent in chrome to Ipad and android settings using user-Agent switcher in chrome. Now i selected back Chrome Default but still my screen size looks like ipad. how do i ...
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Set a User-Agent for SSH

How can I set a user agent for the ssh program? Network requests made without a user agent are blocked on my network and I'm wondering if ssh is throwing a "Connection reset by peer" error because of ...
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Can anyone mimic, spoof or fake Internet Explorer for this website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: website just allow Internet Explorer Sorry guys, I don't want to ask a question twice(website-just-allow-internet-explorer), but I did my best without any success; The ...
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Why does Midori on Fedora Linux pretend to be Safari on Mac OS X?

If you are using Google Chrome on Linux then the User-Agent request header will look like this: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686) AppleWebKit/537.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/21.0.1180.89 Safari/537.1 ...
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Change the Useragent of the OS on Firefox

I would like to know how to temporary change the user agent string of Firefox so that it appears I'm using a different OS than I really am. There's an addon that changes the browser u/a but I can't ...
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Is there a way to use the Firefox 'User Agent Switcher' addon in separate tabs, or only for certain websites? [duplicate]

I love using the 'User Agent Switcher' Firefox addon on most sites on my desktop PC, in order to trick websites into using the mobile versions by masquerading as an iPhone/Android user agent. I like ...
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How can I bypass Internet restrictions?

I can only use browsers with specific user agents and Yahoo Messenger. I used Fiddler to change some things, but I only got browsers working by changing the user agent, everything else is blocked. ...
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Is there a Firefox extension that prevents websites from detecting what operating system you're using?

Is there a Firefox extension that prevents websites from detecting what operating system you're using? Also, if there isn't a plugin, is it possible to write one? I know I can disable websites from ...
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What's the most common Firefox user-agent? [closed]

Firefox embeds too much information in the browser's User-Agent header field (even the build date, which I find unnecessary). Examples: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) ...
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Spoof user agent for GoGo Inflight Internet?

Is it possible to trick the GoGo Inflight WiFi on airlines into thinking that you have a mobile device instead of a laptop? It seems like most airlines that offer in flight wireless these days use ...
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Quickly swap user agents in Chrome?

Does anyone know of a plugin or extension for Google Chrome that would allow me to quickly choose what user agent I want to appear as. Say if I visit a site that says "Please use IE to view this page"...
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Safari Displays iPhone version of Google

If you look at the image below, you'll see that I'm getting the iPhone version of Google on my Mac. If I refresh, it stays the same, but curiously enough, if I visit https://www.google.com (note SSL), ...