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Some of the important features about Change Geolocation (location Guard) addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview about this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function and 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 in this page or the contact form in 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. Next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided in 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).
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).
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
How does Change Geolocation (location Guard) work?
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.
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).
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.
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.
Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this Bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).
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