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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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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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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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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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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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Internet Explorer 11 doesn't show user agent strings

I just got two calls from clients saying that on IE11 they don't see a list of user agents in the dev tools anymore. I tried it myself on my machine, but I do see the list. The only two things in 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 ...
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“Mozilla/5.0” and “like Gecko”: Do web applications still test for Firefox-specific user agent strings?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to check for software “improvement” reporting agents? [closed]

It's an old problem. My computer is slowing down. One thing I'm wondering is how many programs are automatically reporting use statistics back to the manufacturer. I always say no when asked, but ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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), ...
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Get Chrome to not identify itself?

Is there any way that I can get chrome to identify itself as a different (or unspecified) browswer?
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Switching User-Agent in Firefox 4

How can I fake/switch the User-Agent in Firefox 4? The User Agent Switcher Add-On doesnt seem to work with Firefox 4. I have firebug, but I'm unaware of any feature for switching user-agent in it
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How to reset useragent in Chrome?

I have to use a website that accepts only IE, but I don't want to use it, so I use Chrome and change user agent, so that website won't notice. But I'm having problems with using other websites that ...
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Why do useragents specify 64-bit?

Why does the useragent include this information? I can't see why a website would need to know. For example: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/534.24 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu/11.04 ...
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How can I bypass a proxy server that only allows only IE?

A friend told me he suddenly cannot use Firefox any more, no matter what site he hits, because he gets a message saying only IE is allowed. I'm thinking this has got to be a proxy server issue. I'm ...
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How can I make a Prism webapp look like Firefox to a website? (user agent spoofing)

I thought it would be cool to use Mozilla's Prism to create a webapp for min.us, but drag and drop is disallowed because the site doesn't see the program as Firefox, Chrome or Safari, those of which ...