August 2, 2011

[SOLVED] Chrome: How to switch the User agent of the browser?

you can pass the user agent string in the command line

for example, this is how to make chrome report itself as IE8.0 on my machine
C:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --user-agent="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)"

so basically just add --user-agent="what ever you want to impersonate to" to the target in the shortcut to chrome
and launch chrome using that shortcut!