@jimunderscorep Cancel that - it doesn't work anymore, after another update. You're right, things broke again lol.
Regular opera. Yep 76
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Interesting, Firefox with user-agent switcher worked on Google - showed as Windows. But game still detects Linux, so you're probably right - Flash will always be giving me away.
Will look into Azure, and yes it is ridiculous to do all this for a game but good ones are hard to find. I have very particular tastes.
Thank you for your time and I'm glad we at least found the answer. Although it's odd Opera user agent doesn't work on Google while Firefox's does. RIP, always thought of Opera as the better browser. lol
Well I can understand them maybe pulling it from my flash version but that doesn't explain how google can detect it. I haven't given google permission to run flash. So if we got the user agent working for google, I'm confident it'd work for the other site too.
As for "dont understand" you were talking about using a virtual machine. I've tried renting one but like I said Digital Ocean wouldn't take my debit cards and Amazon EC2 service lets you use one for free, but command line only.
I need a virtual machine that I can log into and manipulate via a GUI if I were to go that route. I don't have the option of setting one up myself so I'd need to rent it. I was asking if you knew of any other services? Sorry to go off topic but I haven't had much luck finding any other options.
At any rate, if I'm having this problem with user agents then it's a certain matter that others are as well, you think there's any chance of getting it resolved?
Can you explain about what site or for what do you need it?
I mean, there are some user agent userscript but for especifc sites and at the other hand, a drastic solution would be to use a Virtual Machine.
I have explored that option as well. Digital Ocean wouldn't take either one of my credit cards and Amazon EC2 is command line, unsuitable for web browsing. You know of any others?
The site I need it for is Forge of Empires, and in the settings they show you what they can detect about your OS/Browser, so that's how I know the user agent masking isn't working. I doubt someone has crafted an user string specifically for that site, unless you can do it on the fly? It's us.forgeofempires.com to be specific.
Interesting information, but I'm not sure what to take from it. I don't think any plugins are leaking information as I only have one other one.
Just to be sure, I deleted SurfEasy and Google still detects me as Linux - so does the site I'm trying to use.
I also tried installing NoScript add-on but Google yet still detects Linux. Any solution?
Edit: Also turned on Opera's VPN in case they were identifying by IP like the article says, but nope still detected as Linux.
Yes that's similar to the one I tried. I went to that link and installed the add-on. Then went to the test site (browserspy.dk) and indeed, it did show me as Windows.
But here's where it gets interesting - Google (and the Windows site I am trying to circumvent) apparently have more robust detection methods and are able to identify me as Linux. Here are two screenshots proving it:
Test site results: https://i.imgur.com/BOTfbYY.jpg
Google results: https://i.imgur.com/tTkBPiU.jpg
What now mates?
I'm not sure if this belongs here, as it pertains to add-ons but I have downloaded 3 different user agent extensions. None of them will successfully mask my Linux OS and show me as a windows user, rendering all of them useless.
The browser part works, it will say I'm on Firefox instead of Opera but not with my operating system. Any remedies available?
The extensions I tried were:
I would have tried the 007 one as well but it had bad reviews saying it was outdated. Can anyone help? I really need my user agent to show as a windows PC, not linux.