48 reviews
  • Works as well as any other User-Agent Swithcer, BUT...!
    But the settings are super simple and straightforward to understand and to set up automated switching. That's why I chose this add-on before the other options!
  • I love this extension as it handles the job of altering UA automatically (set up and forget plugin), but now for whatever reason it doesn't save domain preferences so I have to disable it on custom domains (like youtube else the page won't show) every time. I would like to put 5 stars if this issue is corrected, for me its still the best plugin for that application.

    EDIT : I think its just the exception list that is reset; maybe after update of the plugin (autoupdate is on, I will disable it to check)
    Thanks for the review. Could your issue actually be the same as https://github.com/tarampampam/random-user-agent/issues/90?

    If so, please comment on the issue if it is not a solution to your problem and if it fixes it maybe you could reconsider the rating :)
  • Works great! I especially love the statistically inconspicuous pool of agents. It still provides a reasonable deal of slight even if you have to set it to a selection of a specific operating system and browser to prevent constant broken websites. For me this is an acceptable alternative to constantly curating a white-list.
    Thanks for the review, though the issue you described sounds like the one mentioned at https://github.com/tarampampam/random-user-agent/issues/90 and is not really an issue of the extension. Please add any relevant information if you have more details

    It would be nice if you could update you rating in light of these facts, unless you think there is another reason why it shouldnt have five stars.
  • The extension works great but broke too many sites so I uninstalled it. Be prepared for whitelisting several sites, otherwise you'll get broken functionality or infinite captchas because the site thinks you're a robot.
    Thanks for the feedback. Strictly speaking it is not the extension breaking the sites, but these sites perform browser sniffing and return invalid content when the believe the browser to be different from Firefox.

    I am afraid whitelisting is the only option in such a case, this is unfortunately beyond the extension's control.
  • Usually works really good. Might break some pages (like YouTube), but it's easy to disable it temporarily if it does. I have one problem with it though, the settings for what browser to spoof isn't saved. I clean out everything when exiting the browser, and somehow this revert the changes back to defaults (to Chrome). Not sure how the settings are saved, but they are lost every time i exit.

    Also, an option to change the agent on every reload (instead of just after X mins) would be nice.

    [EDIT] Got the settings to be saved by disabling Sync extension settings between browsers. Just a tip if other experience the save problem. The error occurs if you also purging the browser data on exit.
    Technically it is not the extension breaking these pages, but these pages returning invalid content because of browser sniffing.

    I am glad that you found a solution and it would be nice if you could reconsider the rating, unless you believe five stars are not warranted for another reason.
  • I would continue to use Random User-Agent, however, I had to uninstall due to its breaking of Youtube. With RUA enabled on Firefox, YT's homepage yields only grayed-out slots where the videos should be shown -- obviously I can't interact with anything, let alone watch a video.
    This error persists across the most recent versions of both Firefox and Waterfox. I had to disable all of my extensions and turn them on, one-by-one, and in the end, only RUA has this effect on Youtube.

    Will gladly re-install in the future if this problem is resolved.
    I am afraid this is not an issue of RUA but rather of Youtube, as it engages in browser sniffing and returns Firefox incompatible content when your browser claims to be e.g. Chrome (there was even a case where Microsoft accused Google of deliberate sabotage). Unfortunately there is nothing the extension can do about this. You could continue using RUA, you'd simply need to whitelist youtube.com.

    It would be nice if you could re-evaluate your rating in light of this situation, unless of you believe RUA doesnt deserve five stars for another reason.
  • Thanks for the rating, though what would be missing for the fifth star? :)

    If you experience any problems please open an issue at https://github.com/tarampampam/random-user-agent/issues/new?labels=&template=bug_report.md
  • keep developing , good
  • Is there anything missing for a fifth star? :)
  • Well thought-through simple user-friendly interface. There are some issues with it interfering with the functionality of some Web sites (e.g. LinkedIn). I'm not sure why that's the case. If it wasn't for this, it would be a great add-on.
    Thanks for the feedback, unfortunately these issues will be most likely based on browser sniffing and invalid JavaScript being returned by the site. Some sites are not cross-browser compatible and have browser-specific hacks. This is unfortunately beyond the extension's control.

    It would be nice if you could reconsider your rating with that information in mind. Thank you.
  • This is a good plugin, but for some reason when I pick "Chrome" in the settings, I get Safari instead of Chrome. And the plugin apparently doesn't change window.navigator.platform , I don't know if it lacks permissions to be able to do this, but it would be an important feature for spoofing the OS
    Could you please open a ticket at https://github.com/tarampampam/random-user-agent/issues regarding the Safari issue?

    As for "platform", that has been a known issue for quite some time unfortunately https://github.com/tarampampam/random-user-agent/issues/7
  • this is the best user-agent addon.
    it has all the features you need.
    best of all it is well put together and incredibly smooth.
  • Main problem is the user agent isn't per-site. There are several user agent switchers that work per site, and several that randomize, but im still looking for one that does both to actually fill the role.

    From a "user agent tracking" perspective, random spoofing per site prevents user agent based tracking (though of course there are other methods) within a single session, without this feature it somewhat defeats the point as if you're on two sites within the same random cycle you'll still be user agent matched.
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