Change User Agent, Mode, Display, Geolocation in Edge Developer Tools

Microsoft Edge may not contain a huge number of features, but it this is smooth, fast, secure and it does come with select useful features. For a regular Internet user, Microsoft Edge seems like an awesome browser. If you are using Windows 10, you surely must be liking Microsoft Edge. At the same time, if you are a web designer or a developer, build website templates and need to check your template in various browsers and resolutions to find out the compatibility, this new web browser can help as well. Just like Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox, this tool contains several developer tools and lets you change user agent.

Change user agent in Microsoft Edge

The process is quite simple. Open Edge and navigate to the web page that you want to check in various resolutions or different browsers.

Now, right-click on the empty space on that webpage and select Inspect Element.

Change User Agent in Microsoft Edge

Alternatively, you can press F12 button to do the same thing. It will open the Developer Tools. After getting an additional window, go to Emulation tab. Here you will be able to change the User agent string and more.

Change User Agent in Microsoft Edge

You will find some options as follows:

  • Mode
  • Display
  • Geolocation

Mode: You will be able to change Browser profile and the User agent string. You can toggle between Windows Desktop and Windows Phone. Each of the option has some web browsers including IE 11, IE 10, IE 9, IE 8, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Apple Safari IE 11 for Windows Phone and more others.

Display: This is possible to change the orientation (Landscape, Portrait) and screen resolution. There are some preset resolutions. Apart from them, you can use your custom resolution as well.

Geolocation: If you have a country specific website or want to check any country-specific website, you can use this feature as a web proxy. You can change your geo-location and check out any website.

Microsoft Edge is going to be the future of its browser strategy and will replace Internet Explorer. However IE would remain in Windows 10 for those who need it for compatibility reasons. So it might be a good idea to get to know its Developer Tools.

Learn about the Network tools in F12 Developer Tools of Microsoft Edge browser.

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