If you want to make your web traffic seem like it's coming from a different browser, then you can. All popular browsers offer a built-in User Agent switcher, so you can change it without having to install any extensions.
- Websites that track website traffic you already know?
Websites define browsers using User Agents. Change your browser's User Agent and it will report it to the site as a different browser. This allows you to ask the website to identify different browsers or even different devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
How to change the User Agent for browsers
- [li]How to change the User Agent for Google Chrome
- How to change the User Agent for Mozilla Firefox
- How to change the User Agent for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer
- How to change the User Agent for Apple Safari
How to change the User Agent forGoogle Chrome
Chrome's User Agent Switcher is part of the developer tools. Open them by clicking the menu button and selecting More Tools> Developer Tools. Alternatively, you can also use key combinations Ctrl + Shift + I on the keyboard.
Click the menu button to the right of the “Console”At the bottom of the Developer Tools panel and select “Network Conditions".If you don't see the console tab at the bottom, click the menu button in the top right corner of the Developer Tools panel, which is the button to the left of the "x" and select“Show Console".
On the Network conditions tab, uncheck it "Select automatically" next to User Agent. You can then select a User Agent from the list or copy and paste a custom User Agent into the box.
This setting is temporary. It only works when you open the Developer Tools window and it applies only to the current tab.
How to change the User Agent for Mozilla Firefox
In Mozilla Firefox, this option is buried in Firefox's about: config page. To access the about: config page, type about: config in Firefox's address bar and click Enter. You will see a warning be careful when changing the settings here, you can mess with your Firefox installation.
- The "About: Config" trick improves Firefox
Type useragent into the search box. You should search for general.useragent.override, but it probably won't exist on your system.
To create the above option, right-click on the about: config page, point to new and choose String.
Name the option general.useragent.override.
Enter your User Agent as the value of the option. You will have to search for the User Agent on the web and enter it correctly. For example, the following User Agent is used by Googlebot, Google's web crawler.
Mozilla / 5.0 (compatible; Googlebot / 2.1; + http: //www.google.com/bot.html)
You can find User Agent listings on different websites.
This setting applies to every open tab, and remains present until you change it, even if you close and reopen Firefox. To revert to the default User Agent in Firefox, right-click on an option "general.useragent.override" and choose Reset.
How to change the User Agent forMicrosoft Edge and Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer have the User Agent switcher in their developer tools, and they're pretty much the same. To open click on the settings menu and select "F12 Developer Tools" Or just press F12 on your keyboard.
The developer tools will open in a separate window at the bottom of the browser window. Click the "Emulation"And choose a User Agent from the box"User agent string ". You can also choose the "Custom"In the User Agent string list and enter a custom User Agent in the box. In addition, you can find list of User Agents on different websites.
This setting is temporary. It applies only to current tab and during window only F12 Developer Tools is open.
How to change the User Agent forApple Safari
This option is available from the menu Develop Safari. To activate it, click Safari> Preferences. Select the tab "Advanced”And turn on the option “Show Develop menu in menu bar” at the bottom of the window.
Click Develop> User Agent and select the User Agent you want to use from the list. If the User Agent you want to use is not shown here, select “Other”And can provide a custom User Agent. You can find list of User Agents on different websites.
This option applies only to the current tab. Tabs open or to open in the future will use the User Agent “Default”.
Wish you all success!