User Agent



  • Unfortunately, Vivaldi has one of the most unique "fingerprints" of any browser...Is there a user agent switcher in Vivaldi?





  • I've had "User-Agent Switcher for Chrome" installed for a couple of years, but have not felt a need to use it for a long time in V. Reading this post, i curiously went to https://browserleaks.com/canvas. Despite leaving the extension on Default [= Chrome, oh dog i feel so dirty], or selecting Firefox33, or IE10 [still dirty], nothing seemed to change here:

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    Am i misunderstanding the intended effect of the spoofer, or else maybe i'm misusing it...?
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  • @Steffie I don't know how to interpret this, but this is what I get without any spoofing of user agent.
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  • "Looking at your signature, it's very likely that your web-browser is Chrome and your operating system is Windows."
    Oh noes, they can see I'm using something that has "Chrome" in my User agent string and also has "Windows" somewhere. Now what? Come on, time to wear tinfoil hats and underpants!111 :D


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    @kgw said in User Agent:

    Unfortunately, Vivaldi has one of the most unique "fingerprints" of any browser...Is there a user agent switcher in Vivaldi?

    Start Vivaldi from command line using the switch below:

    /etc/alternatives/vivaldi --user-agent='Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/51.0.2704.79 Safari/537.36' &

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