Navigator

The Navigator interface represents the state and the identity of the user agent. It allows scripts to query it and to register themselves to carry on some activities.

A Navigator object can be retrieved using the read-only window.navigator property.

Properties

Standard

Navigator.activeVRDisplays Read only This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Returns an array containing every VRDisplay object that is currently presenting (VRDisplay.ispresenting is true).
NavigatorID.appCodeName Read only This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Returns the internal "code" name of the current browser. Do not rely on this property to return the correct value.
NavigatorID.appName Read only This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Returns a DOMString with the official name of the browser. Do not rely on this property to return the correct value.
NavigatorID.appVersion Read only This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Returns the version of the browser as a DOMString. Do not rely on this property to return the correct value.
Navigator.battery Read only
Returns a BatteryManager object you can use to get information about the battery charging status.
Navigator.connection Read only This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Provides a NetworkInformation object containing information about the network connection of a device.
Navigator.geolocation Read only
Returns a Geolocation object allowing accessing the location of the device.
NavigatorConcurrentHardware.hardwareConcurrency Read only
Returns the number of logical processor cores available.
NavigatorPlugins.javaEnabled Read only This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Returns a Boolean flag indicating whether the host browser is Java-enabled or not.
NavigatorLanguage.language Read only
Returns a DOMString representing the preferred language of the user, usually the language of the browser UI. The null value is returned when this is unknown.
NavigatorLanguage.languages Read only
Returns an array of DOMString representing the languages known to the user, by order of preference.
NavigatorPlugins.mimeTypes Read only This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Returns an MimeTypeArray listing the MIME types supported by the browser.
NavigatorOnLine.onLine Read only
Returns a Boolean indicating whether the browser is working online.
Navigator.oscpu
Returns a string that represents the current operating system.
Navigator.permissions Read only This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Returns a Permissions object that can be used to query and update permission status of APIs covered by the Permissions API.
NavigatorID.platform Read only This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Returns a string representing the platform of the browser. Do not rely on this function to return a significant value.
NavigatorPlugins.plugins Read only This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Returns a PluginArray listing the plugins installed in the browser.
NavigatorID.product Read only This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Always returns 'Gecko', on any browser. This property is kept only for compatibility purpose.
Navigator.serviceWorker Read only
Returns a ServiceWorkerContainer object, which provides access to registration, removal, upgrade, and communication with the ServiceWorker objects for the associated document.
Navigator.storage Read only
Returns the singleton StorageManager object used for managing persistance permissions and estimating available storage on a site-by-site/app-by-app basis.
NavigatorID.userAgent Read only
Returns the user agent string for the current browser.

Non-standard

Firefox OS devices adds more non-standard properties. You can consult them on the Firefox OS Navigator extensions article.

Navigator.buildID This API has not been standardized.

Returns the build identifier of the browser (e.g., "2006090803").
Navigator.cookieEnabled This API has not been standardized.
Returns a boolean indicating whether cookies are enabled in the browser or not.
Navigator.credentials This API has not been standardized.
Returns the CredentialsContainer interface which exposes methods to request credentials and notify the user agent when interesting events occur such as successful sign in or sign out. 
Navigator.doNotTrack This API has not been standardized.
Reports the value of the user's do-not-track preference. When this value is "yes", your web site or application should not track the user.
Navigator.id This API has not been standardized.
Returns the id object which you can use to add support for BrowserID to your web site.
Navigator.mediaDevices  This API has not been standardized.
Returns a reference to a MediaDevices object which can then be used to get information about available media devices (MediaDevices.enumerateDevices()), find out what constrainable properties are supported for media on the user's computer and user agent (MediaDevices.getSupportedConstraints()), and to request access to media using MediaDevices.getUserMedia().
Navigator.mozNotification Deprecated since Gecko 22 This API has not been standardized.
Navigator.webkitNotification
Returns a notification object you can use to deliver notifications to the user from your web application.
Navigator.mozSocial This API has not been standardized.
The Object, returned by the navigator.mozSocial property, is available within the social media provider's panel to provide functionality it may need.
Navigator.presentation This API has not been standardized.
Returns a reference to the Presentation API.
Navigator.productSub This API has not been standardized.
Returns the build number of the current browser (e.g., "20060909").
Navigator.securitypolicy This API has not been standardized.
Returns an empty string. In Netscape 4.7x, returns "US & CA domestic policy" or "Export policy".
Navigator.standalone This API has not been standardized.
Returns a boolean indicating whether the browser is running in standalone mode. Available on Apple's iOS Safari only.
Navigator.storageQuota Read only This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Returns a StorageQuota interface which provides means to query and request storage usage and quota information.
Navigator.vendor This API has not been standardized.
Returns the vendor name of the current browser (e.g., "Netscape6").
Navigator.vendorSub This API has not been standardized.
Returns the vendor version number (e.g. "6.1").
Navigator.webkitPointer This API has not been standardized.
Returns a PointerLock object for the Mouse Lock API.

Methods

Doesn't inherit any method, but implements those defined in NavigatorID, NavigatorContentUtils, NavigatorUserMedia, and NavigatorStorageUtils.

Standard

Navigator.getVRDisplays() This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Returns a promise that resolves to an array of VRDisplay objects representing any available VR devices connected to the computer.
Navigator.getUserMedia() This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
After having prompted the user for permission, returns the audio or video stream associated to a camera or microphone on the local computer.
Navigator.registerContentHandler()
Allows web sites to register themselves as a possible handler for a given MIME type.
Navigator.registerProtocolHandler()
Allows web sites to register themselves as a possible handler for a given protocol.
Navigator.requestMediaKeySystemAccess() This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Returns a Promise for a MediaKeySystemAccess object.
Navigator.sendBeacon() This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Used to asynchronously transfer a small amount of data using HTTP from the User Agent to a web server.
NavigatorID.taintEnabled() Deprecated since Gecko 1.7.8 Obsolete since Gecko 9.0 This is an experimental API that should not be used in production code.
Returns false. JavaScript taint/untaint functions removed in JavaScript 1.2.
Navigator.vibrate()
Causes vibration on devices with support for it. Does nothing if vibration support isn't available.

Non-standard

Firefox OS devices adds more non-standard methods. You can consult them on the Firefox OS Navigator extensions article.

Navigator.mozIsLocallyAvailable() This API has not been standardized.

Lets code check to see if the document at a given URI is available without using the network.
Navigator.mozPay() This API has not been standardized.
Allows in-app payment.