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.

Syntax

navigatorObject = window.navigator

Examples

Example #1: Browser detect and return a string

var sBrowser, sUsrAg = navigator.userAgent;

// The order matters here, and this may report false positives for unlisted browsers.

if (sUsrAg.indexOf("Firefox") > -1) {
  sBrowser = "Mozilla Firefox";
  // "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:61.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/61.0"
} else if (sUsrAg.indexOf("SamsungBrowser") > -1) {
  sBrowser = "Samsung Internet";
  // "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
} else if (sUsrAg.indexOf("Opera") > -1 || sUsrAg.indexOf("OPR") > -1) {
  sBrowser = "Opera";
  // "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_14_0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/70.0.3538.102 Safari/537.36 OPR/57.0.3098.106"
} else if (sUsrAg.indexOf("Trident") > -1) {
  sBrowser = "Microsoft Internet Explorer";
  // "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; Trident/7.0; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E; Zoom 3.6.0; wbx 1.0.0; rv:11.0) like Gecko"
} else if (sUsrAg.indexOf("Edge") > -1) {
  sBrowser = "Microsoft 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"
} else if (sUsrAg.indexOf("Chrome") > -1) {
  sBrowser = "Google Chrome or Chromium";
  // "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu Chromium/66.0.3359.181 Chrome/66.0.3359.181 Safari/537.36"
} else if (sUsrAg.indexOf("Safari") > -1) {
  sBrowser = "Apple Safari";
  // "Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 11_4 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/11.0 Mobile/15E148 Safari/604.1 980x1306"
} else {
  sBrowser = "unknown";
}

alert("You are using: " + sBrowser);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'Window: navigator' in that specification.
Living Standard

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
navigatorChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1IE Full support 4Opera Full support 3Safari Full support 1WebView Android Full support 1Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 10.1Safari iOS Full support 1Samsung Internet Android Full support 1.0

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