Window.navigator

The Window.navigator read-only property returns a reference to the Navigator object, which has methods and properties about the application running the script.

Value

The navigator object.

Examples

Example 1: Browser detect and return a string

function getBrowserName(userAgent) {
  // The order matters here, and this may report false positives for unlisted browsers.

  if (userAgent.includes("Firefox")) {
    // "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:104.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/104.0"
    return "Mozilla Firefox";
  } else if (userAgent.includes("SamsungBrowser")) {
    // "Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 9; SAMSUNG SM-G955F Build/PPR1.180610.011) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) SamsungBrowser/9.4 Chrome/67.0.3396.87 Mobile Safari/537.36"
    return "Samsung Internet";
  } else if (userAgent.includes("Opera") || userAgent.includes("OPR")) {
    // "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 12_5_1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/104.0.0.0 Safari/537.36 OPR/90.0.4480.54"
    return "Opera";
  } else if (userAgent.includes("Trident")) {
    // "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; Trident/7.0; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)"
    return "Microsoft Internet Explorer";
  } else if (userAgent.includes("Edge")) {
    // "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/58.0.3029.110 Safari/537.36 Edge/16.16299"
    return "Microsoft Edge (Legacy)";
  } else if (userAgent.includes("Edg")) {
    // "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/104.0.0.0 Safari/537.36 Edg/104.0.1293.70"
    return "Microsoft Edge (Chromium)";
  } else if (userAgent.includes("Chrome")) {
    // "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/104.0.0.0 Safari/537.36"
    return "Google Chrome or Chromium";
  } else if (userAgent.includes("Safari")) {
    // "Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 15_6_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/15.6 Mobile/15E148 Safari/604.1"
    return "Apple Safari";
  } else {
    return "unknown";
  }
}

const browserName = getBrowserName(navigator.userAgent);
console.log(`You are using: ${browserName}`);

Specifications

Specification
HTML Standard
# dom-navigator

Browser compatibility

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