User Agent Brand Masking

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Some websites make sure to check from which browser you’re viewing their pages from and based on the information may alter what you see. The websites may also block access to their content and features altogether. To check whether a website is displayed differently because you’re using Vivaldi, you can change the browser’s Sec-CH-UA identity and check the website again.

To change which browser brand is reported:

  1. Go to Settings > Network > User Agent Brand Masking.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select whether you want the browser to identify itself without a brand, as Vivaldi, Google Chrome, or Microsoft Edge.
    In addition, you can set up a custom brand by entering the browser’s brand and version number manually.
  3. Restart the browser for the change to take effect.

Tick the box for Append Vivaldi Brand to, in addition to the chosen brand, add Vivaldi’s brand information at the end of the reported identity.

Important! Please note that changing the reported browser brand can cause compatibility issues with sites.