?
Solved

user agent string utility

Posted on 2009-05-18
1
Medium Priority
?
900 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
I have a program on one of my servers (a website activity reporting program - webtrends) I am stuck at an old version because they raised their prices to an prohibatively high level. I plan to replace this program with something this year but not yet.  
 
This program requires internet explorer and complains if the version is 7 or 8 (anything but IE5 or IE6)_... in fact it will not allow the user to see the site...  When version 7 came out microsoft released a "User Agent String Utility" that would temporarly launch an internet explorer window disguised as version 6 which worked fine.
 
Now that microsoft has started pushing out IE8... I need to find an equivalent program to have some customers run -- i have not seen microsoft release it yet.  I'm wondering if the "user agent" that the browser reports can be changed either thru the menu or thru the registry.... any idea on this...
 
or have any idea where I can find an updated "user agent string utility" -- no rush, but if you come across something, let me know
0
Comment
Question by:dlafferty
1 Comment
 
LVL 51

Accepted Solution

by:
ahoffmann earned 2000 total points
ID: 24427249
use firefox with the UserAgent Switcher Add-on
0

Featured Post

Upgrade your Question Security!

Your question, your audience. Choose who sees your identity—and your question—with question security.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Cloud file services can fill many different roles for your business. Often, the use of cloud file services begins with employees using consumer products, like Dropbox, to share files with customers and each other. While sync-and-share can be an effe…
Many of the companies I’ve worked with have embraced cloud solutions due to their desire to “get out of the datacenter business.” The ability to achieve better security and availability, and the speed with which they are able to deploy, is far grea…
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…
Suggested Courses

621 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question