Closed Bug 173892 Opened 18 years ago Closed 18 years ago
User customizable user-agent
Request a prefs option (either UI or prefs.js - more likely) that can override the User-agent Mozilla sends in the HTTP headers. Some sites deny access or redirect when viewed with mozilla. I was able to view some of such sites by having a proxy that fakes my user agent, but I need administrative right on that proxy, which may not be the case for many users. Other browser that I know it supports such an override with option : -useragent=Name Web download software such a Getright, Teleport Pro can also send a custom user-agent.
there is a project on mozdev.org which provides this feature. this won't be added to mozilla. beware that UA spoofing can cause a lot of problems. e.g., java plugin will crash if you spoof IE.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
I believe you should have resolved this bug as DUPLICATE (looking through mozdev.org and finding uabar sent me to similar bugreports I haven't found in my searches before this one. I was able to do a more in depth research this time (sorry for the initial spam)) Bugs that this might dupe : #22995 cusomizable user_agent They marked this WONTFIX, yet other related reports say otherwise. (probably due to the earlier stage of development) #80658 [RFE] Site specific User-Agent Also see comment #17 Resolution on this is definitely not wontfix #154645 Faking to be a MSIE browser This dupes #80658 #140417 Need "Hall of Shame" feature to encourage uncooperative sites #46029 [RFE] debug-only GUI for multiple User-Agent prefs like in Opera #102042 [RFE]Separate the useragent used by http from the actual one seen by plug-ins The Java issue invoked here for the WONTFIX resolution is described and atended to here. #101990 useragent per-site settings Tool #83376 Crash when loading Java Plugin if UserAgent string as MSIE This could be considered as a blocker for this bug. Please reconsider.
well, you tell me. which of those bugs most closely matches your bug description? :)
Considering how I formulated the report, I think the proper dupe should be #46029 [RFE] debug-only GUI for multiple User-Agent prefs like in Opera Though, after finding out more, I adhere to #80658 [RFE] Site specific User-Agent
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
OS: Windows 95 → All
QA Contact: httpqa → junruh
Hardware: PC → All
*** Bug 203498 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 211099 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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