Very useful extension.
Would be nice if the toolbar icon would be more inline with firefoxes new button style though.
See here for an example: http://online.schippersnet.nl/upload/org/img4e1c108632c9a.png
In my FF5 browser this addon didn't work when i swiched to IE8 user agent. I couldn't access any Microsoft webssite. I tried with "Windows update", "Livemail" & "Microsoft answers".None worked so i uninstalled and then i installed "IE Tab+" which works fine and have had no problems accessing M-soft websites. Save yourself sometime and do the same!
I'm trying to get google plus to work in seamonkey. I read that you should use this to make your seamonkey look like ie8. Doing this made google look really ugly, there was no way to get out of HTML mode. Also, the entire menu under "SeaMonkey" disappeared, and google plus still wouldn't let me in. I then tried "iphone 3" and google plus let me in but there were other GUI issues so I just deleted the plugin.
Here is a complete list of user agents (it has browser like Chrome, Safari, and Opera): http://techpatterns.com/downloads/download_item.php?folder=firefox&filename=useragentswitcher.xml
This addon obstructs proper display of bookmarks toolbar. At least, with "User Agent Switcher" enabled only half the bookmarks on my toolbar are displayed. When disabled, my toolbar returns to normal. Will keep disabled until really needed or perhaps switch to other addon for functionality needed. (firefox 3.6.17)
To all those having problems finding the options in FF4: To see the User Agent Switcher options again, you just have to turn on the Menu Bar, which is turned off by default in Firefox 4.
Firefox Button In Top Left --> Options --> Menu Bar
Doesn't work for me (no context menu).
My setup is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1
I wish you could fix this bug , very useful addon that can replace the old IE Tab 2
This addon should tell you what your current user agent string is.. secondly provide an option to set the default agent string so on startup its already modified to your chosen settings.. third option is set agent string for certain sites..so far you need separate extension (UAcontrol) for all those last two making this extension kinda pointless. It doesn't even come with an upto date agent string library or a link to easily fetch the maintained list.
It does work with Firefox 4, but it's not immediately obvious how to access it. Press "alt" and then you'll see the main Firefox menu bar, and then you can find the "Default User Agent" menu item there.
Great add-on. Used it on my firefox 3.6; How do I use it on firefox 4.0? Does it even work on firefox 4.0?
Great add-on. Useful when you need it. It would be nice if it had some default ones like it used to.
I use this instead: "User Agent RG". Seems to do what this add-on does but with more options.
Awesome. Allows a more generic User Agent to minimize tracking ability. Go to http://panopticlick.eff.org/index.php? to see how unique your browser is using various User Agent settings. The more unique your browser info is (higher "1 in xxx" number) = the more trackable, easier to identify a user's activity. And make the prefs.js tweak to retain user agent settings!
For all of you need to don't have reset the user agent at firefox start up follow this:
Search prefs.js on your system and opening with worpad.
Add this to the last line:
With that string you don't have reset on user agent after restarting.
And if after you doing that firefox is not start ( to me and my friends dosn't happens.
anyway you can repair that deleting that line:
not saving settings. therefore it's useless
This addon is a great work! It will be absolute perfect if it saves the settings users made. And also with the option for domain-based settings.
I add to my review:
As of today, a strange combination of this addon, plus some themes ( like Stratini ) on Firefox 4.0rc2 totally freeze firefox and crash!
User agents aren't saved when the Firefox profile is saved on a networked hard disk. If you're in that situation, this addon is worthless. Move along until it gets fixed.
Very good. Does exactly what it says.
MUCH BETTER when you install more agent options, available here:
or directly here:
This thing doesn't provide any functionality that can't be achieved by entering about:config in the address bar and filtering by general.useragent.extra.firefox There is a much better addon called HeaderControl. HeaderControl provides domain based user agent switching. (something that has been requested of User Agent Switcher time and time again) This means you can set the addon to send specific user agents to specific websites. Finally!
Good add-on to check to see if your website is working correctly with Google, etc.
It does exactly what it claims, quite well in fact. It's great for tricking those pesky "Unsupported Browser" pages. The only problem it has is that it changes back to "Default User Agent" each time you start Firefox up.
This is on my list of several addons I use for privacy. Simple light and easy to use..
Does exactly what it say on the tin.
Import this xml list:
Full a full list of user agents for browsers, apps, mobile devices etc.