User agent string in tor-ify docs (general.useragent.override)
Was looking at tor-ify docs and the variable
general.useragent.override no longer exists in
This reveals multiple problems:
- Those need to be fixed to provide people with correct/current values.
- But hard coding them means that the value of becomes stale.
- Hardcoding means they will require constant maintenance.
- A user (like me) won't know the correct value for that variable.
Are users expected to cut-n-paste multiple variables out of
about:config to construct the correct user-agent string? Or is there something else they should do?
Can Tor create a new variable that can be seen in
about:config? Maybe call it
But really I think what's needed is a plugin that will generate the user-agent string. The plugin would fetch the most common string of the day. That string would be hosted at
torproject.org. Looking at amiunique.org shows me that I am not unique enough and way too uncommon using the latest Torbrowser.
I propose to call the plugin Agent Common.
Am I the first to propose this? What downside would there be?
Sincerely, FreD FlinstonE