operah last edited by
Thank you! And thank you for specifying all the details of how to install the update.
Since it seems dr34polw is no longer engaged, I wonder if it would make sense for you to create a new extension. That way the updated user agents would install automatically, without all the work you specified.
I might be mistaken, but I'm a little concerned that there's too much room for error if I go thru all those stages myself.
burnout426 Volunteer last edited by burnout426
@operah I have an extension at https://www.reddit.com/r/operabrowser/wiki/opera/extensions/mask_as_chrome that removes Opera's part from the user agent so that Opera appears to be Chrome on whatever platform you're on. It works for all sites by default, but you can adjust that via the "site access" settings for the extension at the URL
Another way to mask as Chrome is to goto the URL
opera://flags/#freeze-user-agent, enable the flag and restart Opera. Then, there's no need for an extension.
You can also specify any user agent string you want for Opera via the command line as mentioned on this page.
Since it seems dr34polw is no longer engaged, I wonder if it would make sense for you to create a new extension.
Thanks. I thought about it, but I don't really want to keep updating the the user agents either. It's a never-ending task. It'd make more sense to have the extension reference a site like https://developers.whatismybrowser.com/api/features/web-browser-version-numbers that keeps the list of strings up to date. Not sure if there's a free list anywhere. That one cost money.
Not only that, but Chrome's x64 Windows user agent is the only one that's really useful in Opera. The other methods mentioned above already satisfy that. Also, this dr34polw extension allows you to specify a custom string right in the extension options in the user interface.
caryrw last edited by
Seems to be working well. Thanks for saving me the clicks!!!
stoupa last edited by stoupa
I have a minor problem...
I downloaded the zip from burnout426...
But after activating at the Opera, the entire "abikegoefdiihgbhgkkndohoflmgealc" folder will deleted within ca 30 seconds... (without any warning (error messages))
I solved it by completely removing the rights and left it only "read", but something there probably bothers security :(?
burnout426 Volunteer last edited by
@stoupa Sounds like you extracted the zip file and put the extension folder in the "extensions" folder in Opera's profile folder. If so, you can't put it there or Opera will remove it. put in your "C:\Users\yourusername" folder or your Documents folder for example and then load it from there.
TheA6Gaming last edited by
Hi! I downloaded this and its saying that chrome is outdated- is there any fixes for this?
red last edited by
It works well, it's quick and flexible.
vandreyuk last edited by
Are you planning to support new User-Agent Client Hints in the nearest feature?
Now opera sends headers like that
sec-ch-ua: "Opera";v="83", "Chromium";v="97", ";Not A Brand";v="99"
all the time which makes the extension useless for many sites