View Full Version : Get browser to lie...

03-30-2005, 03:48 PM
Is there a way I can get firefox to lie to websites that it's internet explorer? or vice versa?

03-30-2005, 04:30 PM
No I dont think so.
Please correct me if I am wrong though. :p

03-30-2005, 04:34 PM
To settle my curiousity, can i ask why you'd want to do that?

03-30-2005, 04:37 PM

Yes that is what I thought what is the point of it. :D

03-30-2005, 04:41 PM
I'm not sure if you can - your browser provides the information as what it is....

03-30-2005, 05:19 PM
I know that browsers identify themselves to sites they visit. But I heard that during the browser wars, IE started imitating netscape and started identifying itself as Mozilla. Was just wondering if that might start happening soon and I wanted to see what some sites that were designed only for IE (eg microsoft windows update site) would look like in firefox and vice versa. Also, out of curiousity too. Thank anyway for the replies.

03-31-2005, 12:05 AM
There is an extension for Firefox and Mozilla to do that.

Opera also allows you to change your identity to various different browsers.

03-31-2005, 07:26 AM
There is an extension for this

User Agent Switcher (https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?application=firefox&version=1.0&os=Windows&category=Developer%20Tools&numpg=10&id=59)


(edit) Looks like spookster got in before me :)

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