[plug] Changing User agent in Firefox

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Thu Jun 21 21:38:14 WST 2007

On Mon, 18 Jun 2007, Arie Hol wrote:

> Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 14:24:07 +0800
> From: Arie Hol <arie99 at ozemail.com.au>
> Reply-To: plug at plug.org.au
> To: plug at plug.org.au
> Subject: [plug] Changing User agent in Firefox
> Can anybody tell me if it is possible and if so, how to change the
> default user agent string in the Firefox browser.
> I need to access some web sites that are heavily biased towards Internet
> Explorer, and would prefer to be able to make IE the default (but only
> while I need to access these sites)
> I know how to change the User Agent string for the current session, but
> it reverts to the current default every time I restart Firefox.
> Regards Arie

It's not the answer that you want, but have you considered using Opera? 
Opera (relatively easily) allows emulation of other browsers, such as 

However, from what Anne has told me, some of these IE-only web sites, 
disallow access by emulators.

Bret Busby
West Australia

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