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macadddikt18
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Icon 1 posted March 22, 2005 07:05      Profile for macadddikt18   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Is there away, with safari or firefox, to make it appear as IE to a website?

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drunkennewfiemidget
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Icon 1 posted March 22, 2005 07:15      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I did a quick about:config in firefox, and searched for UserAgent -- I changed general.useragent.vendor from Firefox to Chicken and it changed my User-Agent that was sent to the server from:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050306 Firefox/1.0.1 (Debian package 1.0.1-2)

to

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050306 Chicken/1.0.1 (Debian package 1.0.1-2)

Whether you can edit all of those values in about:config to do what you want, and whether or not they'll work in javascript or not, I don't know.

Aswell, a lot of sites do their browser detection client-side with javascript by testing different procedures and methods and seeing if they fail or succeed, and you can't fake that, as it would involve completely changing the client's javascript system.

YMMV.

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magefile
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Icon 1 posted March 22, 2005 08:06      Profile for magefile     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
There's also an extension for UserAgent that holds about 5 or 6 useragents, and lets you change them in the context menu.

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted March 22, 2005 10:56      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Nayt,
Yes, there definitely is:
http://www.chrispederick.com/work/firefox/useragentswitcher/

Cheers,
dragon

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Rednivek

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For Safari, enable the debug menu which includes the spoofing options.

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20030110063041629

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