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Some companies track Web site statistics, such as how many times their content is accessed and what type of Web browsers are being used. You can track the use of your customized version of Windows® Internet Explorer® by using a user agent string, which is sent in the header of every HTTP request so that a site's Web server can detect what type of browser is being used.

In this page in the Internet Explorer Customization Wizard 8, you can customize the user agent string by adding characters to the end of the string. Customizing the user agent string is optional, but if you decide to do this, be aware that other companies that track site statistics will see the customized string.

noteNote
For Internet Explorer 7, the value MSIE 7.0 (with a space) is used to identify browser type.

For Internet Explorer 8, the value MSIE 8.0 (with a space) is used to identify browser type.

The recommended maximum size for the user agent string is 200 characters.

 

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Use Internet Explorer 8 mode (default)

Click Use Internet Explorer 8 mode (default) to use the Internet Explorer 8 user agent string.

Use Internet Explorer 7 mode

Click Use Internet Explorer 7 mode to use the Internet Explorer 7 user agent string.

Append to user agent string

The string you type in this box is appended to the user agent string for the customized browser. You do not need to customize the user agent string unless you want to track the usage of your custom browser.

Additional references

  • For more information about this stage of the Internet Explorer Customization Wizard 8, see Customizing the Browser.

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