Peter Lakanen


This is what I need the addon to do:

- allow user to browse certain domains/web sites with specific agent settings (e.g., browse a particular web site with IE6 agent header instead of IE7 agent header)

- having a hard-wired list of sites is acceptable, but I would prefer that the user can edit the list and for each domain specify from a pre-determined list of agents



Please contact me at:

lakanen at gmail.com



For someone who knows how to write addons, I imagine this will be pretty simple. I'm a programmer but don't have the time to do this myself right now -- so I'm willing to pay someone to do it for me.


Thanks!

-peter




Re: Internet Explorer Extension Development Need to Contract an IE7 Addons Developer

IECUSTOMIZER

Hi Peter,

Try the quero toolbar - http://www.quero.at

Regards.






Re: Internet Explorer Extension Development Need to Contract an IE7 Addons Developer

Peter Lakanen

Thanks, Rob, but unfortunately the Quero toolbar doesn't seem to do what I need.

I need to be configure IE7 so most of the time it is connecting to web sites with the IE7 agent header, but for specific web sites it using the IE6 agent header.

Heres' the deal: We are running an old version of Webtrends and do not want to upgrade to the latest (even though we have a fully licensed copy and a paid-for support contract). The reason we don't want to upgrade is because the newer versions of Webtrends have a licensing model (based on traffic not number of web site profiles) that we don't feel is fair and, thus, we don't want to support.

The problem is that the older version of Webtrends we are running rejects non-IE6 browsers. So we want to provide an IE7 addon to customers so they can continue to view their Webtrends reports without us having to switch to another web traffic reporting software vendor.

I've checked with Webtrends and their official position is that the older version doesn't support IE6, even though if I change the user-agent in IE7, the older version of Webtrends appears to work just fine.

Thanks for posting, Rob!

-peter





Re: Internet Explorer Extension Development Need to Contract an IE7 Addons Developer

IECUSTOMIZER

Hi Peter,

The Quero Launcher sounds like it will fit the bill.

http://www.quero.at/launcher.php

You could distribute Link shortcuts with the launcher exe. I have exchanged emails with Victor (quero developer), send him an email at

support@quero.at

I have a similar product in development, and also a UserAgent string editor, but I think the Quero Launcher will get your cliets up and running in short time and minimal cost. The problem I see with such an application is that in order to cloak the IE7 useragent string you need to write to the registry the new string, open a new IE instance, navigate to the site and then write the original useragent strings back to the registry. Altering the headers on the fly is something that I would think would be possible, but I am sorta committed on the first method as I see the demand for useragent cloaking for IE7 to be extreemly limited, while the product is in the early stage of acceptance, and those sites that are hardwired to ver 6 eventually alter their browser version detection algarithims.

If you want the Quero launch shortcuts built and packaged as a web distributable or a desktop setup then give us a ring, I can do it either in CAB, MSI or Inno Setup file formats.

Regards.






Re: Internet Explorer Extension Development Need to Contract an IE7 Addons Developer

Peter Lakanen

Thanks for the quick follow-up, Rob!

I will check out the Launcher and let you know if/how it will work for me.

Thanks again!

-peter





Re: Internet Explorer Extension Development Need to Contract an IE7 Addons Developer

Peter Lakanen

Rob, Quero Launcher seems to work for us.

Please contact me at info [at] platinumweb [dot] com and let me know what you would charge to build an installer.

Thanks!

-peter