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How do I automatically set the User-Agent of Firefox Developer Edition to be that of the latest stable version?

I want to make it so that Firefox Developer Edition will always report that it's the latest Firefox stable without having to manually set the User-Agent every time the stable version updates. Is there ...
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What user-agent "BBBike" is?

I've observed loads of robots.txt where a user-agent called "BBBike" is blocked. I'm curious what the story behind it is. Does anyone know? Or maybe it's just something happened in the, we ...
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2 different users accessing internet banking from mobile browser at different time but IP address and user agent string is exactly the same

Is it possible to have a scenario where there are 2 different users accessing internet banking (using their own credentials) from mobile browser at different time using the same mobile device, but ...
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Why do different sites report Vivaldi's user-agent as different strings?

Site Reported UA https://duckduckgo.com/?q=what+is+my+user+agent&ia=answer Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/100.0.4896.81 Safari/537.36 ...
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Is it Possible to spoof browser user agent in Windows XP to get web.whatsapp.com running?

I am still running Windows XP and want to access whatsapp web ( web.whatsapp.com). Obviously I can get to the latest and greatest versions of browsers on Windows XP (Firefox, Chrome, IE and Edge all ...
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Firefox ESR on Linux Showing Windows 10 user agent and Will Not Change

For some bizarre reason, Firefox ESR 68.0 running on Debian Linux shows Windows 10 as its user agent when inspected in help>troubleshooting information. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; rv:68.0) Gecko/...
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Declared User Agent being overridden

I have an old Microsoft Surface 2 (released back in 2013), ARM32 on Windows 8.1 RT. I need to change my User Agent string so to have sites show me their non-tablet version. Would be a cinch for other ...
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How can i disguise uGet as a browser to circumvent the disabling of an IDM by a website?

A website i have used uGet with in the past has swapped to cloudflare and blocked downloads through anything but a standard browser. My understanding of the matter is pretty limited, but I gather it ...
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Why are agents/browsers allowed to change URL without actually navigating to that path?

This question deals with changing the URL in browser without actually navigating to that URL. I have also stumbled across several Web sites where this is used and I find it confusing / misleading for ...
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Is the browser's useragent useless?

because i did'nt (and still do'nt) know what browser's useragent does, i changed it to the beginning of a german classical poem: Wer reitet so spaet durch Nacht und Wind? Der Vater ist's mit seinem ...
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Adding User Agent to Safari

Good day, Dear community, could somebody tell me, is that possible to add User Agent Safari 10 to Safari 12.0.1? And if it possible, be so kind, tell me how.
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How to set a custom user-agent for mail.app on macOS Mojave 10.14.2

I am trying to access my emails on a Microsoft Exchange Server. I could do it with the mail.app on the mac as well as on the iPhone. Seems like the access via mail.app on macOS has been blocked ...
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Is AMO browser compatibility logic officially documented?

I am using PureBrowser 52.8.1, a fork of Firefox ESR, with general.useragent.compatMode.firefox set to True. My user agent string is: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 \ Firefox/...
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Change Firefox user agent permanently without Add-ons

According this article How to reset the default user agent on Firefox, the procedure for changing user agent is to add a string value with general.useragent.override in about:config page. But when I ...
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How google determines user's operating system?

When downloading Google Chrome, website is able to determine the user's operating system and whether PC is running on 32 bit or 64 bit. How does it do that?
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How can html5test.com detect the exact name of browsers? [closed]

Whene i open html5test.com using "dolphin browser" on galaxy s6 nougat the website tell me : "You are using Dolphin on a Samsung Galaxy S6 running Android 7.0" the user agent string = Mozilla/5.0 (...
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How to get Windows NT version via command line

Many times I have to pass the User-Agent in the download headers for the download to be validated and working. I need help finding a easy method to get the Windows NT version(6.1 or 6.2 ....) which ...
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Construct intermediate proxy to change user-agent of http requests [closed]

Our company blocks many http requests if they are not setting the "user-agent" to the values used by Internet Explorer or Chrome. This makes a lot of software unusable because they cannot access their ...
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Analyzing HTTP traffic [closed]

I am trying to solve the problem for a while and i couldn't find a proper answer online. I have a file with mobile traffic (from an Android device) and I am trying to check whether an http request is ...
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User-Agent replacement for calls from cmd

On the Windows 7 cmd, I call a program which needs a http GET. Unfortunately, the proxy denies the request because the User-Agent is "Java..." and not the one of Internet Explorer or Mozilla. Is there ...
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Microsoft Edge User Agent string

I just noticed that while all other browsers seem to have their own user agent strings, Microsoft Edge's seems to look something like this: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537....
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Why Chrome has Mozilla in its user agent? [duplicate]

I'm new to headers and user-agent stuff. I'm using a request lib with python to make a POST operation to a website. I have noticed that the user agent for Chrome is like "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) ...
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How to spoof browser user-agent in Microsoft Edge?

Specifically, how to spoof it consistently for a particular site - I know that it is possible for a single page using the F12 Developer Tools as long as the developer tools pane remains open. But ...
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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 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 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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Is it possible to code so your website only allow Firefox browser to connect?

As the title says, was curious if it's possible and how? Thanks! :)
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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: https://serverfault.com/questions/583618/is-this-user-agent-string-related-to-safari?newreg=2f9ad2aada604a42b07ad369f40d3144 I originally was looking for what the "GSA" ...
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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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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 I ...
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How to remove User-Agent for Firefox

How to remove User-Agent for Firefox The goal is to remove this header from all web requests, in case you don't want sites to know which OS are you using.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...