User-Agent Switcher

User-Agent Switcher

Quickly and easily switch between popular user-agent strings.

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What is User-Agent Switcher?
'User-Agent Switcher' is a user-friendly add-on for Firefox that empowers users to swiftly switch between distinct user-agent strings for their web browser. It comes with 26 pre-configured popular user-agent strings plus easy-access toolbar popup UI. Users can alter the user-agent string for mobile, desktop browsers or even desktop operating systems. The add-on also provides custom options for specific URLs or domains along with a status bar to view current user-agent details. Custom user-agent strings can be used with another add-on.
Merlin
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By: Linder
Rating: 3.94 (296)
Version: 0.3.0 (Last updated: 2022-07-11)
Creation date: 2017-01-15
Weekly download count: 402
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
  • *://*/*
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
Size: 86.33K
URLs: Website
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Merlin
Summary

User-Agent Switcher can quickly and easily changes your browser's user-agent. There are 26 popular user-agent strings to choose from!

Important features: a. Toolbar popup UI provides an easy interface to access 26 user-agents. Clicking on any UA, will change your browser's user-agent after reload. b. The first row in the panel UI is for mobile user-agents. c. Second row is for desktop user-agents and third row is for desktop operating systems. d. The last row in the panel UI is dedicated for the control options including a button to change the UA to its default value. A button to edit the current UA, you can also use it to copy the current UA to the clipboard. Moreover, you can specify a particular URL or domain so that UA is only applied to that URL or domain (read FAQ for detailed description) e. There is also a status-bar in the panel to show the current UA and other info as you move the mouse within the popup UI. f. Default UAs can be modified from the toolbar panel UI (v.0.1.4)

Note 1: to report bugs, please visit add-on's homepage and fill the bug report form.

Note 2: in order to use custom user-agent strings, please use my other addon, Custom UserAgent String

Review on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaJx1HT21QU

User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Allows for easy switching of user agents
  • Useful for web developers
  • Works well for bypassing website restrictions or bugs
Cons
  • Outdated user agent options
  • May cause errors on certain websites
  • Some websites may still recognize original OS and browser
Most mentioned
  • Outdated user agent versions
  • Allows for bypassing restrictions on websites
  • Works well for watching Disney+ on Linux
Recent reviews
Built-in useragent options are outdated, causing errors on sites like YouTube / Cloudflare. No option to manually specify useragent.
by Samg381, 2024-05-17


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Safety
Risk impact

User-Agent Switcher is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install User-Agent Switcher if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

User-Agent Switcher has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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