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Navigator Object


The JavaScript navigator object is used for browser detection. It can be used to get browser information such as appName, appCodeName, userAgent etc.

The navigator object is the window property, so it can be accessed by:

  1. window.navigator

Or,

  1. navigator

Property of JavaScript navigator object

There are many properties of navigator object that returns information of the browser.

No. Property Description
1 appName returns the name
2 appVersion returns the version
3 appCodeName returns the code name
4 cookieEnabled returns true if cookie is enabled otherwise false
5 userAgent returns the user agent
6 language returns the language. It is supported in Netscape and Firefox only.
7 userLanguage returns the user language. It is supported in IE only.
8 plugins returns the plugins. It is supported in Netscape and Firefox only.
9 systemLanguage returns the system language. It is supported in IE only.
10 mimeTypes[] returns the array of mime type. It is supported in Netscape and Firefox only.
11 platform returns the platform e.g. Win32.
12 online returns true if browser is online otherwise false.

Methods of JavaScript navigator object

The methods of navigator object are given below.

No. Method Description
1 javaEnabled() checks if java is enabled.
2 taintEnabled() checks if taint is enabled. It is deprecated since JavaScript 1.2.

Example of navigator object

Let’s see the different usage of history object.

  1. <script>
  2. document.writeln(“<br/>navigator.appCodeName: “+navigator.appCodeName);
  3. document.writeln(“<br/>navigator.appName: “+navigator.appName);
  4. document.writeln(“<br/>navigator.appVersion: “+navigator.appVersion);
  5. document.writeln(“<br/>navigator.cookieEnabled: “+navigator.cookieEnabled);
  6. document.writeln(“<br/>navigator.language: “+navigator.language);
  7. document.writeln(“<br/>navigator.userAgent: “+navigator.userAgent);
  8. document.writeln(“<br/>navigator.platform: “+navigator.platform);
  9. document.writeln(“<br/>navigator.onLine: “+navigator.onLine);
  10. </script>

Test it Now

navigator.appCodeName: Mozilla 
navigator.appName: Netscape 
navigator.appVersion: 5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 
(KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/37.0.2062.124 Safari/537.36 
navigator.cookieEnabled: true 
navigator.language: en-US 
navigator.userAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 
(KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/37.0.2062.124 Safari/537.36 
navigator.platform: Win32 
navigator.onLine: true

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