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A user agent is a computer program representing a person, for example, a browser in a Web context.

Besides a browser, a user agent could be a bot scraping webpages, a download manager, or another app accessing the Web. Along with each request they make to the server, browsers include a self-identifying User-Agent HTTP header called a user agent (UA) string. This string often identifies the browser, its version number, and its host operating system.

Spam bots, download managers, and some browsers often send a fake UA string to announce themselves as a different client. This is known as user agent spoofing.

The user agent string can be accessed with JavaScript on the client side using the navigator.userAgent property.

A typical user agent string looks like this: "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:35.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/35.0".

(Source: Mozilla.org)

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James Lee
• Friday, 30 July, 2021
• 9 min read

Have you tried Microsoft Edge as the User Agent ? Try 'Other” at the bottom of the pop-up, enter the user agent string and “OK”.

apple safari agent user
(Source: discussions.apple.com)

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I have searched the Web and find all sorts for Chrome etc but I cannot find a string to paste for IE of any version to run on Safari 13 I couldn't find Safari 13 specific IE user agent string either.

There was a IE extension that used to be free on chrome as well and now they want to charge u for it. I usually use the developer tab but my computer auto updated itself to 13.0.3 and not IE is gone ...

There has not been an Internet Explorer version for Mac in 16 years. There is no sergeant String that would Identify a current Internet Explorer version on a Mac.

This will work for the agent string: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSI 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0) Unfortunately, you have to do this step each time you want to use the in question website.

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSI 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0) You’ve probably been annoyed at one time or another when visiting a website that requires a specific browser.

safari changing agent user
(Source: appletoolbox.com)

Luckily, you can fool a website into thinking you’re using a different browser and you can do this with most, including Safari. The solution to this was often to send a false user agent string,” which would fool the web server into delivering you the preferred content.

Today, users are less likely to have a problem since websites and browsers are better at adhering to web standards. If you use Apple OS X’s Safari, here’s how you change the user agent, and even create custom ones as well.

Now Safari will have a new menu devoted solely to development tools. The “Other…” option allows you to specify an user agent other than those listed, such as if you’re curious to see how Google Chrome on an iPad running iOS 8.2 renders, you’d use the appropriate string.

It seems to be consensus that every mobile Apple device, iPhone, iPad, or iPod uses an user agent that contains both 'Mobile' and 'Safari'. However, using the latest SDK (4.0.1) and reading the user agent on my rails server (using request.env), we never get the 'Safari' part.

Safari on iPad user agent string in iPhone OS 3.2 SDK beta 3: I think it is worth mentioning that you don't generally need to use the whole agent string, unless perhaps you find a reason where you need to tailor the website to a specific model.

switcher agent mac
(Source: user-agent-switcher.softonic.com)

Traffic coming from Apple bot is identified by its user agent, and reverse DNS shows it in the *.apple bot. In macOS, the host command can be used to determine if an IP address is part of Apple bot.

The host command can also be used to verify that the DNS points to the same IP address: If JavaScript, CSS, and other resources are blocked via robots.txt, it may not be able to render the content properly.

Apple bot supports robots meta tags in HTML documents. Nosnippet: Apple bot won't generate a description or web answer for the page.

Nofollow: Apple bot won't follow any links on the page. None: Apple bot won't index, snippet, or follow links on the page, as described above.

All: Apple bot provides the document for suggestions and snippets the contents so that a short description of the page can appear next to a representative image. Apple bot may follow links on the page to provide more suggestions.

switcher agent mac
(Source: user-agent-switcher.softonic.com)

Aggregated user engagement with search results Relevancy and matching of search terms to webpage topics and content Number and quality of links from other pages on the web User location based signals (approximate data) Webpage design characteristics Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance, or use of third-party websites or products.

While all phones come with pre-installed browsers, both Google Play and Apple App Store offer a number of alternative browsers, some focusing on speed and lightness, others on saving bandwidth and blocking ads, and an ever-increasing amount claiming to increase privacy and reduce a users' mobile digital footprint. Feel free to browse the stats for your local market using our Data Explorer tool.

Optimize UX and conversion rate on mobile Boost web performance Target ads and analyze web traffic Enable App analytics and advertising insights Sergeant strings come in all shapes and sizes, and the number of unique user agents is growing all the time.

If you need to integrate the user agent parser directly into your website or system then it's very simple to use the API. This will let you do things like advanced filtering and searching, identify trends in user agents, perform statistical analysis and other interesting applications.

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1 www.developer.amazon.com - https://www.developer.amazon.com/docs/fire-tablets/ft-user-agent-strings.html
2 deviceatlas.com - https://deviceatlas.com/blog/list-of-user-agent-strings
3 developer.amazon.com - https://developer.amazon.com/fr/docs/fire-tablets/ft-user-agent-strings.html
4 docs.aws.amazon.com - https://docs.aws.amazon.com/silk/latest/developerguide/user-agent.html
5 stackoverflow.com - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5341637/how-do-detect-android-tablets-in-general-useragent
6 www.whatismybrowser.com - https://www.whatismybrowser.com/detect/what-is-my-user-agent
7 www.androidpolice.com - https://www.androidpolice.com/tags/user-agent-string/
8 www.zytrax.com - https://www.zytrax.com/tech/web/msie-history.html
9 www.texsoft.it - http://www.texsoft.it/index.php