Is there a way to spoof which browser I’m using? I typically use firefox but my bank insists I use netscape. How can I make my bank think I’m using netscape while I’m really using firefox?
Mucked that one up. Is there a way to make a website think I’m using IE instead of netscape? My bank insists I use IE and I’d prefer netscape (firefox). Sorry for the confusion.
You can spoof the User-Agent string; here is a way to do it manually; this is fine if you don’t need to do it very often. Some Firefox extensions also have menus to allow you to send different User-Agent strings; the PrefBar toolbar is one of them.
Have you considered contacting your bank and suggesting they make their web site standards-compliant? That way, it shouldn’t make any difference which browser you use.
FWIW, I fired off emails to my bank and Costco when my non-IE browser failed to work. I like to think my emails were the last straw for both because both web sites now work with FireFox (now) and when I used to use Netscape (then).