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Old 08-28-2009, 04:04 AM   #1
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Arrow So, can we change browser identification in Opera?


I know there's a way to do it, but only in the way Opera developers want, not the way I want, meaning I would like to customize the user agent string, which is in my Opera;

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Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.2.15 Version/10.00
Someone said that he managed to do something with certain java script; maybe that's the direction I should go?

Or maybe I'm missing something simple, again.

If you go here you'll see one string with "Fedora" in it, actually it's the only one that is different from the others. Now I wonder why is that so.

Anyway, I would like to add/change "Debian Gnu/Linux" to the string so that I could test this new LQ feature with icons of the distros that we use.

I've read something where some Opera developers have said that it can't be done, but that you can change "Id" in opera:config/ISP/Id, but I'm not sure what's that really about.

So, if you know something about this, do let me know.

Thanks!

Alan
 
Old 08-28-2009, 04:21 AM   #2
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Hi Alan,

Privoxy should give you the result you're looking for, or on Windows you could use Proxomitron

http://www.privoxy.org/

cheers

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Old 08-28-2009, 06:13 PM   #3
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You can do it from within Opera.

In older versions, under Tools-->Preferences, you could do it under Browser Identification.

In newer versions, you do it under Tools-->Quick Preferences-->Site Preferences-->Network. That way, it stores the identification for that site.

In opera:config you can make a global change under User Agent-->Spoof User ID. (Type opera:config in the address bar and hit enter.)

The current release is v. 9.64.


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Old 08-29-2009, 02:14 AM   #4
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Testing, testing.
 
Old 08-29-2009, 02:21 AM   #5
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Ok, thanks for the replies guys, but I do not want to use proxy and I was aware of the options within Opera like preferences and opera:config but none of this options do what I want.

I don't know why but Spoof UserAgent ID doesn't work if you set it manually. You can choose from the options provided by Opera devs, but that's it.
 
Old 08-30-2009, 08:31 AM   #6
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You have to fill in "Debian" in the ISP field. Then the string Debian will be added to the parenthesed part of the user agent string. This is not that obvious, but it works.

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Testing.
 
Old 08-31-2009, 08:29 AM   #8
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You have to fill in "Debian" in the ISP field. Then the string Debian will be added to the parenthesed part of the user agent string. This is not that obvious, but it works.

jlinkels
Well I can tell you that I did try that, just with "Debian GNU/Linux" and it didn't work. Now with only "Debian" it works.

I will try to see what was that when I will have some time.

Anyway thank you jlinkels for your answer.

P.S.

I think that I've typed "Debian GNU/Linux" in the User Agent-->Spoof User ID field, not in the ISP field. Yeah, that's it.

Officially SOLVED.
 
  


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