Sometimes for testing or troubleshooting, you want to see if a site would work if you changed the user agent eg. Chrome.
This specific website soft-blocks Firefox, but works fine if you set the UA to Chrome: https://england.nhs.attendanywhere.com/
Unless I'm missing something - in Firefox you have to manually type in/edit the User Agent string, or use one of the baked in device profiles:
There's some annoyances with this:
Chrome/Edge makes this much easier:
This would be handy in Firefox and would also save having to install a UA-switcher add-on.
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Please report broken sites to Webcompat.com . There's already a report about that specific site: england.nhs.attendanywhere.com - Firefox is an unsupported browser.
Telling users to spoof their User-Agent string is a bad idea. This makes it look like Firefox has even fewer users than it does, which just encourages more sites to stop supporting it.
Nice idea, thank you for posting!
I created a report, so it isn't forgotten here.
This should also be available on Firefox for Android, but with an option to switch to Chrome/Safari user-agents as Chrome is the largest browser on Android and Safari is the largest on iOS. This could be used to get around some mobile sites not working on Firefox for Android.
Good point, I copy-pasted the comment to the Bugzilla report.