Tuesday, April 2, 2013

How to convert Internet Explorer (IE) Desktop version to mobile version?

Tested on: IE7
More and more of our applications are moving into mobile site. In order for any testing tool such as LoadRunner or Neoload to record mobile scripts, you need to convert the browser to mobile browser. Here is how to do it.
Follow the below steps to change your Internet Explorer to Mobile Browser:
  • Step 1: Go to “Start >> Run”, type “regedit” and hit {ENTER}
  • Step 2: Go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SOFTWARE >> Microsoft >> Windows >> Internet Settings >> 5.0 >> User Agent”
  • Step 3: Create “String Value” name “Version”
  • Step 4: Modify Value to “Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3.4; en-us; MB860 Build/4.5.91) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1”
  • Step 5: Close “Registry Editor” and close any open “Internet Explorer” browser.
Now, test it out…
  • Step 1: Open Internet Explorer
  • Step 2: type “http://en.wikipedia.org/”and hit {ENTER}
  • Step 3: You will browser’s address bar changed to mobile site

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