Forging user agents with Galeon

Sun, Nov 24, 2002 with tags old

So, after the fiasco with I decided to look up how to change my browsers user-agent (I use galeon). Here is how you do it (take from the Galeon Faq):

  1. To get the current user agent type:
    gconftool -g /apps/galeon/Advanced/Network/user_agent

  2. To set a user agent type:
    gconftool -s /apps/galeon/Advanced/Network/user_agent –type=string “XXX”
    For example, to make the system think that you’re running IE 6.0 on WinXP do this:
    gconftool -s /apps/galeon/Advanced/Network/user_agent –type=string “Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)"

  3. Finally, to restore the default type:
    gconftool -s /apps/galeon/Advanced/Network/user_agent –type=string default