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Is it possible to change Chrome (or Chrome based browsers) user agents on OSX? I dont see a menu or preference option for doing so.

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

This link shows how to do it using Terminal. The Terminal command that opens Chrome using the Safari user agent string:

open /Applications/Google\   --args -user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_3; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.2.1 Safari/525.19"

I tested this, and it works with the current version of Chrome. You can find various User-Agent strings here.

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thank you very much! – Kevin Gailey Mar 11 '11 at 22:38
@Kevin: You're welcome. Please feel free to mark this question as answered. – Negrino Mar 11 '11 at 23:01


enter image description here an extension for Google Chrome which brings some of Firefox's NoScript extension functionality in a user-friendly fashion to Chrome.

It also features the ability of user-agent spoofing.

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