screenshotChange Geolocation (Location Guard)  |  Download Easily change your geographic location (Geolocation) to your desired one and protect your privacy.

Some of the important features of the Change Geolocation (Location Guard) addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Change Geolocation (Location Guard).

In short, Change Geolocation (Location Guard) let you easily change your geolocation by setting latitude and longitude for a desired location. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

4 Reasons to Use Change Geolocation (Location Guard)

  • Easily change your geolocation to your desired one.

  • Toolbar button serves as an ON|OFF switch to easily make the addon active or inactive.

  • Can set desired location variables from the options page.

  • Available for all browsers and platforms (Window, Linux and Mac).

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Change Geolocation (Location Guard)?

    Change Geolocation (Location Guard) is a multi-browser addon that let you easily change your geographic location to a desired value. Simply open addon options page and set latitude and longitude for where you want the geolocation to be. Next, reload a page and check your location. Please note that, beside latitude and longitude you can set other variables in geolocation API (see below FAQs). Moreover, pressing on the toolbar icon will activate or deactivate the addon.

  • 2. What is Geolocation?

    Geolocation is the estimation of the real-world geographic location of your computer (browser). It uses HTML5 API and your device sensors to calculate your geographic location. When you install this addon, the Geolocation API will be manipulated and forced to report a fake location. Please note that, any website that needs to use the Geolocation API will have to ask for user permission.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Change Geolocation (Location Guard)?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. How can I work with this addon?

    Working with this addon is very easy. Simply add this addon to your browser and start using it right away. The addon is active by default (toolbar icon color is green). The pre-set location is Greenwich, London, UK. If you want to change this location, please open addon options page and change the desired values for latitude and longitude. In order to find lat long for a location, you can use many online services such as Google Maps. Once the lat long are set, please reload a page to see the new geolocation. If you want to make sure the addon is working, please use online services that report your geolocation (i.e. browserleaks website). When you want to turn off the addon, please press on the toolbar icon once, which turns the icon color to light grey.

  • 5. How does Change Geolocation (Location Guard) work?

    As mentioned above, this addon alters the internal javascript API that computes the Geolocation. It forces the API to report a fake location based on the user inputs. All the inputs that you can set are available in addons options page.

  • 6. How can I disable this addon?

    In order to disable this addon, please visit extensions page in your browser and click on the disable button. Please note that, pressing on the toolbar icon will toggles the addon state. When the addon is active, toolbar icon is green and when it is inactive, the icon has light grey.

  • 7. Is this addon available for mobile browsers?

    Yes, this addon is available for both desktop and mobile machines in all operating systems (Windows, Linux and Mac).

  • 8. Does this addon protects my privacy?

    If you care about your geolocation, this addon can hide or change it for you. So, speaking about geolocation, yes, this addon can protect your privacy. However, there are other measures that a website can use to capture your location such as IP address, timezone, or digital signatures.

  • 9. What settings are available in the addon options page?

    Within the addon options page, you can change variables inside the geolocation API. These variables include, coordinate altitude, heading, speed, latitude, accuracy, longitude, altitudeAccuracy, and timestamp. Once you set the variables, please reload the page for these variables to take place.


Reporting Bugs

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