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There is an easier way
Authored by: zach on Dec 19, '02 02:15:19PM

Instead of manualy entering the user-agent string, you can set this in your user.js prefs file:

user_pref("signed.applets.codebase_principal_support", true);

This adjusts mozilla/chimera's security settings so you can change your user-agent string on the fly (you will still be prompted for permission first, so a website can't randomally change your settings).

Then, load up and choose from the handy menu of browsers.

One warning: some users have reported crashes on startup if they leave their user-agent string set to IE and quit. To avoid this, ensure that you do not quit before resetting your user-agent.

If you use Mozilla, you can install this as a sidebar at

Thanks to Bob Clary for providing this tool.

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