How to change Google Chrome user-agent

Changing user-agent in Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer may be an easy task for most of the people as it only requires you to change certain settings in the browser option or in the registry.

However changing Google Chrome’s user agent might not be as straight forward as it has no obvious way to alter it through the browser’s interface.

Fortunately, Digital Inspiration website has written a guide on how to change Google Chrome user-agent string, you can refer directly to their article – How to Change User Agent String in Google Chrome Browser

2 Replies to “How to change Google Chrome user-agent”

  1. This has changed in the latest beta version of Google Chrome (I’m running Use the –user-agent switch at the command line. The easiest way is to duplicate the shortcut in your Start Menu, right-click the copy, click properties, and in the “Target:” field, append ‘–user-agent=””‘ (w/o the ”) at the end, rename your icon, and voila. For example, mine is:

    “C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –user-agent=”Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)”

    I have to do this because my company only allows IE6 to access the proxy. Anyway, enjoy.

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