Useful Browser Information, and More


Whatismybrowser.com is essentially a tech support aid which provides basic yet useful information about a user’s browser. Those of you who are the go-to-person for computer issues among your group of family and friends will know exactly where I’m coming from – if you’re trying to track down a potentially internet related problem for example, the telephone conversation will often go something like this:

  • You: What browser are you using and what operating system?
  • Client: Um, is it that Bing thingee? I really don’t know.
  • You (thinking): Oh dear, where to now?

Well, the answer is a site called whatismybrowser.com. All you need do is explain to your client how to navigate to the site and they can then read back the information displayed. Whatismybrowser.com tells the user what browser and version was used to visit the site, whether or not it is out of date, and what operating system…

whatismybrowser.com-info1

…as well as further details regarding the browser’s capabilities:

whatismybrowser-capabilities

It then goes on to provide even more related information, such as: 32-bit or 64-bit, IP address, location, etc. The site also provides a unique link which the user can forward on to a tech support person so he or she can then view all the details firsthand.

whatismybrowser-unique link

Whatismybrowser.com is not going to go down in the annals of innovation history but it is a site well worth bookmarking – whether a helper or a helpee, you never know when it might come in handy.


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Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele… as well as writing for DCT, of course.

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