[javascript] How to detect Safari, Chrome, IE, Firefox and Opera browser?

I have 5 addons/extensions for FF, Chrome, IE, Opera, and Safari.

How can I recognize the user browser and redirect (once an install button has been clicked) to download the corresponding addon?

This question is related to javascript browser-detection

The answer is


UAParser is one of the lightweight JavaScript Library to identify browser, engine, OS, CPU, and device type/model from userAgent string.

There's an CDN available. Here, I have included a example code to detect browser using UAParser.

<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/ua-parser-js@0/dist/ua-parser.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
    var parser = new UAParser();
    var result = parser.getResult();
    console.log(result.browser);     // {name: "Chromium", version: "15.0.874.106"}
</script>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

Now you can use the value of result.browser to conditionally program your page.

Source Tutorial: How to detect browser, engine, OS, CPU, and device using JavaScript?


const isChrome = /Chrome/.test(navigator.userAgent)
const isFirefox = /Firefox/.test(navigator.userAgent)

In case anyone finds this useful, I've made Rob W's answer into a function that returns the browser string rather than having multiple variables floating about. Since the browser also can't really change without loading all over again, I've made it cache the result to prevent it from needing to work it out the next time the function is called.

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var browser = function() {_x000D_
    // Return cached result if avalible, else get result then cache it._x000D_
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        return browser.prototype._cachedResult;_x000D_
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    var isOpera = (!!window.opr && !!opr.addons) || !!window.opera || navigator.userAgent.indexOf(' OPR/') >= 0;_x000D_
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    var isFirefox = typeof InstallTrigger !== 'undefined';_x000D_
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    // Safari 3.0+ "[object HTMLElementConstructor]" _x000D_
    var isSafari = /constructor/i.test(window.HTMLElement) || (function (p) { return p.toString() === "[object SafariRemoteNotification]"; })(!window['safari'] || safari.pushNotification);_x000D_
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    var isIE = /*@cc_on!@*/false || !!document.documentMode;_x000D_
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    var isEdge = !isIE && !!window.StyleMedia;_x000D_
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    var isChrome = !!window.chrome && !!window.chrome.webstore;_x000D_
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        isFirefox ? 'Firefox' :_x000D_
        isSafari ? 'Safari' :_x000D_
        isChrome ? 'Chrome' :_x000D_
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var BrowserDetect = {
        init: function () {
            this.browser = this.searchString(this.dataBrowser) || "Other";
            this.version = this.searchVersion(navigator.userAgent) || this.searchVersion(navigator.appVersion) || "Unknown";
        },
        searchString: function (data) {
            for (var i = 0; i < data.length; i++) {
                var dataString = data[i].string;
                this.versionSearchString = data[i].subString;

                if (dataString.indexOf(data[i].subString) !== -1) {
                    return data[i].identity;
                }
            }
        },
        searchVersion: function (dataString) {
            var index = dataString.indexOf(this.versionSearchString);
            if (index === -1) {
                return;
            }

            var rv = dataString.indexOf("rv:");
            if (this.versionSearchString === "Trident" && rv !== -1) {
                return parseFloat(dataString.substring(rv + 3));
            } else {
                return parseFloat(dataString.substring(index + this.versionSearchString.length + 1));
            }
        },

        dataBrowser: [
            {string: navigator.userAgent, subString: "Edge", identity: "MS Edge"},
            {string: navigator.userAgent, subString: "MSIE", identity: "Explorer"},
            {string: navigator.userAgent, subString: "Trident", identity: "Explorer"},
            {string: navigator.userAgent, subString: "Firefox", identity: "Firefox"},
            {string: navigator.userAgent, subString: "Opera", identity: "Opera"},  
            {string: navigator.userAgent, subString: "OPR", identity: "Opera"},  

            {string: navigator.userAgent, subString: "Chrome", identity: "Chrome"}, 
            {string: navigator.userAgent, subString: "Safari", identity: "Safari"}       
        ]
    };

    BrowserDetect.init();


    var bv= BrowserDetect.browser;
    if( bv == "Chrome"){
        $("body").addClass("chrome");
    }
    else if(bv == "MS Edge"){
     $("body").addClass("edge");
    }
    else if(bv == "Explorer"){
     $("body").addClass("ie");
    }
    else if(bv == "Firefox"){
     $("body").addClass("Firefox");
    }


$(".relative").click(function(){
$(".oc").toggle('slide', { direction: 'left', mode: 'show' }, 500);
$(".oc1").css({
   'width' : '100%',
   'margin-left' : '0px',
   });
});

Simple, single line of JavaScript code will give you the name of browser:

function GetBrowser()
{
    return  navigator ? navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase() : "other";
}

Simple:

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var OSName="Unknown OS";
if (navigator.appVersion.indexOf("Win")!=-1) OSName="Windows";
if (navigator.appVersion.indexOf("Mac")!=-1) OSName="MacOS";
if (navigator.appVersion.indexOf("X11")!=-1) OSName="UNIX";
if (navigator.appVersion.indexOf("Linux")!=-1) OSName="Linux";
if (navigator.appVersion.indexOf("Linux x86_64")!=-1) OSName="Ubuntu";

var nVer = navigator.appVersion;
var nAgt = navigator.userAgent;
var browserName  = navigator.appName;
var fullVersion  = ''+parseFloat(navigator.appVersion); 
var majorVersion = parseInt(navigator.appVersion,10);
var nameOffset,verOffset,ix;

// In Opera, the true version is after "Opera" or after "Version"
if ((verOffset=nAgt.indexOf("Opera"))!=-1) {
 browserName = "Opera";
 fullVersion = nAgt.substring(verOffset+6);
 if ((verOffset=nAgt.indexOf("Version"))!=-1) 
   fullVersion = nAgt.substring(verOffset+8);
}
// In MSIE, the true version is after "MSIE" in userAgent
else if ((verOffset=nAgt.indexOf("MSIE"))!=-1) {
 browserName = "Microsoft Internet Explorer";
 fullVersion = nAgt.substring(verOffset+5);
}
// In Chrome, the true version is after "Chrome" 
else if ((verOffset=nAgt.indexOf("Chrome"))!=-1) {
 browserName = "Chrome";
 fullVersion = nAgt.substring(verOffset+7);
}
// In Safari, the true version is after "Safari" or after "Version" 
else if ((verOffset=nAgt.indexOf("Safari"))!=-1) {
 browserName = "Safari";
 fullVersion = nAgt.substring(verOffset+7);
 if ((verOffset=nAgt.indexOf("Version"))!=-1) 
   fullVersion = nAgt.substring(verOffset+8);
}
// In Firefox, the true version is after "Firefox" 
else if ((verOffset=nAgt.indexOf("Firefox"))!=-1) {
 browserName = "Firefox";
 fullVersion = nAgt.substring(verOffset+8);
}
// In most other browsers, "name/version" is at the end of userAgent 
else if ( (nameOffset=nAgt.lastIndexOf(' ')+1) < 
          (verOffset=nAgt.lastIndexOf('/')) ) 
{
 browserName = nAgt.substring(nameOffset,verOffset);
 fullVersion = nAgt.substring(verOffset+1);
 if (browserName.toLowerCase()==browserName.toUpperCase()) {
  browserName = navigator.appName;
 }
}
// trim the fullVersion string at semicolon/space if present
if ((ix=fullVersion.indexOf(";"))!=-1)
   fullVersion=fullVersion.substring(0,ix);
if ((ix=fullVersion.indexOf(" "))!=-1)
   fullVersion=fullVersion.substring(0,ix);

majorVersion = parseInt(''+fullVersion,10);
if (isNaN(majorVersion)) {
 fullVersion  = ''+parseFloat(navigator.appVersion); 
 majorVersion = parseInt(navigator.appVersion,10);
}

document.write(''
 +'Hey! i see you\'re using '+browserName+'! <br>'
 +'The full version of it is '+fullVersion+'. <br>'
 +'Your major version is '+majorVersion+', <br>'
 +'And your "navigator.appName" is '+navigator.appName+'. <br>'
 +'Your "navigator.userAgent" is '+navigator.userAgent+'. <br>'
)

document.write('And, your OS is '+OSName+'. <br>');
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Thank you, everybody. I tested the code snippets here on the recent browsers: Chrome 55, Firefox 50, IE 11 and Edge 38 and I came up with the following combination that worked for me for all of them. I'm sure it can be improved, but it's a quick solution for whoever needs:

var browser_name = '';
isIE = /*@cc_on!@*/false || !!document.documentMode;
isEdge = !isIE && !!window.StyleMedia;
if(navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Chrome") != -1 && !isEdge)
{
    browser_name = 'chrome';
}
else if(navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Safari") != -1 && !isEdge)
{
    browser_name = 'safari';
}
else if(navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Firefox") != -1 ) 
{
    browser_name = 'firefox';
}
else if((navigator.userAgent.indexOf("MSIE") != -1 ) || (!!document.documentMode == true )) //IF IE > 10
{
    browser_name = 'ie';
}
else if(isEdge)
{
    browser_name = 'edge';
}
else 
{
   browser_name = 'other-browser';
}
$('html').addClass(browser_name);

It adds a CSS class to the HTML, with the name of the browser.


Here are several prominent libraries that handle browser detection as of Dec 2019.

Bowser by lancedikson - 4,065?s - Last updated Oct 2, 2019 - 4.8KB

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document.write("You are using " + result.parsedResult.browser.name +_x000D_
               " v" + result.parsedResult.browser.version + _x000D_
               " on " + result.parsedResult.os.name);
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<script src="https://unpkg.com/[email protected]/es5.js"></script>
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*supports Edge based on Chromium


Platform.js by bestiejs - 2,550?s - Last updated Apr 14, 2019 - 5.9KB

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               " on " + platform.os);
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<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/platform/1.3.5/platform.min.js"></script>
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jQuery Browser by gabceb - 504?s - Last updated Nov 23, 2015 - 1.3KB

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console.log($.browser)_x000D_
document.write("You are using " + $.browser.name +_x000D_
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               " on " + $.browser.platform);
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<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script>_x000D_
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery-browser/0.1.0/jquery.browser.min.js"></script>
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Detect.js (Archived) by darcyclarke - 522?s - Last updated Oct 26, 2015 - 2.9KB

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var result = detect.parse(navigator.userAgent);_x000D_
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               " on " + result.os.family);
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<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/Detect.js/2.2.2/detect.min.js"></script>
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Browser Detect (Archived) by QuirksMode - Last updated Nov 14, 2013 - 884B

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               " on " + BrowserDetect.OS);
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<script src="https://kylemit.github.io/libraries/libraries/BrowserDetect.js"></script>
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Notable Mentions:

  • WhichBrowser - 1,355?s - Last updated Oct 2, 2018
  • Modernizr - 23,397?s - Last updated Jan 12, 2019 - To feed a fed horse, feature detection should drive any canIuse style questions. Browser detection is really just for providing customized images, download files, or instructions for individual browsers.

Further Reading


You can use Detect-browser.js, JavaScript library that detects and prints an object of browser information including browser language/name, user agent, device type, user OS, referer, online/0ffline, user timezone, screen resolution, and cookie enabled.

Get it from here detect-browser.js

it will give you something like that:

enter image description here


Detecting Browser and Its version

This code snippet is based on the article from MDN. Where they gave a brief hint about various keywords that can be used to detect the browser name.

reference

The data shown in the image above is not sufficient for detecting all the browsers e.g. userAgent of Firefox will have Fxios as a keyword rather than Firefox.

A few changes are also done to detect browsers like Edge and UCBrowser

The code is currently tested for the following browsers by changing userAgent with the help of dev-tools (How to change userAgent):

  • FireFox
  • Chrome
  • IE
  • Edge
  • Opera
  • Safari
  • UCBrowser

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getBrowser = () => {
    const userAgent = navigator.userAgent;
    let browser = "unkown";
    // Detect browser name
    browser = (/ucbrowser/i).test(userAgent) ? 'UCBrowser' : browser;
    browser = (/edg/i).test(userAgent) ? 'Edge' : browser;
    browser = (/googlebot/i).test(userAgent) ? 'GoogleBot' : browser;
    browser = (/chromium/i).test(userAgent) ? 'Chromium' : browser;
    browser = (/firefox|fxios/i).test(userAgent) && !(/seamonkey/i).test(userAgent) ? 'Firefox' : browser;
    browser = (/; msie|trident/i).test(userAgent) && !(/ucbrowser/i).test(userAgent) ? 'IE' : browser;
    browser = (/chrome|crios/i).test(userAgent) && !(/opr|opera|chromium|edg|ucbrowser|googlebot/i).test(userAgent) ? 'Chrome' : browser;;
    browser = (/safari/i).test(userAgent) && !(/chromium|edg|ucbrowser|chrome|crios|opr|opera|fxios|firefox/i).test(userAgent) ? 'Safari' : browser;
    browser = (/opr|opera/i).test(userAgent) ? 'Opera' : browser;

    // detect browser version
    switch (browser) {
        case 'UCBrowser': return `${browser}/${browserVersion(userAgent,/(ucbrowser)\/([\d\.]+)/i)}`;
        case 'Edge': return `${browser}/${browserVersion(userAgent,/(edge|edga|edgios|edg)\/([\d\.]+)/i)}`;
        case 'GoogleBot': return `${browser}/${browserVersion(userAgent,/(googlebot)\/([\d\.]+)/i)}`;
        case 'Chromium': return `${browser}/${browserVersion(userAgent,/(chromium)\/([\d\.]+)/i)}`;
        case 'Firefox': return `${browser}/${browserVersion(userAgent,/(firefox|fxios)\/([\d\.]+)/i)}`;
        case 'Chrome': return `${browser}/${browserVersion(userAgent,/(chrome|crios)\/([\d\.]+)/i)}`;
        case 'Safari': return `${browser}/${browserVersion(userAgent,/(safari)\/([\d\.]+)/i)}`;
        case 'Opera': return `${browser}/${browserVersion(userAgent,/(opera|opr)\/([\d\.]+)/i)}`;
        case 'IE': const version = browserVersion(userAgent,/(trident)\/([\d\.]+)/i);
            // IE version is mapped using trident version 
            // IE/8.0 = Trident/4.0, IE/9.0 = Trident/5.0
            return version ? `${browser}/${parseFloat(version) + 4.0}` : `${browser}/7.0`;
        default: return `unknown/0.0.0.0`;
    }
}

browserVersion = (userAgent,regex) => {
    return userAgent.match(regex) ? userAgent.match(regex)[2] : null;
}

console.log(getBrowser());
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Here is my customized solution.

        const inBrowser = typeof window !== 'undefined'
        const UA = inBrowser && window.navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase()
        const isIE =
          UA && /; msie|trident/i.test(UA) && !/ucbrowser/i.test(UA).test(UA)
        const isEdge = UA && /edg/i.test(UA)
        const isAndroid = UA && UA.indexOf('android') > 0
        const isIOS = UA && /iphone|ipad|ipod|ios/i.test(UA)
        const isChrome =
          UA &&
          /chrome|crios/i.test(UA) &&
          !/opr|opera|chromium|edg|ucbrowser|googlebot/i.test(UA)
        const isGoogleBot = UA && /googlebot/i.test(UA)
        const isChromium = UA && /chromium/i.test(UA)
        const isUcBrowser = UA && /ucbrowser/i.test(UA)
        const isSafari =
          UA &&
          /safari/i.test(UA) &&
          !/chromium|edg|ucbrowser|chrome|crios|opr|opera|fxios|firefox/i.test(UA)
        const isFirefox = UA && /firefox|fxios/i.test(UA) && !/seamonkey/i.test(UA)
        const isOpera = UA && /opr|opera/i.test(UA)
        const isMobile =
          /\b(BlackBerry|webOS|iPhone|IEMobile)\b/i.test(UA) ||
          /\b(Android|Windows Phone|iPad|iPod)\b/i.test(UA)
        const isSamsung = UA && /samsungbrowser/i.test(UA)
        const isIPad = UA && /ipad/.test(UA)
        const isIPhone = UA && /iphone/.test(UA)
        const isIPod = UA && /ipod/.test(UA)
    
        console.log({
          UA,
          isAndroid,
          isChrome,
          isChromium,
          isEdge,
          isFirefox,
          isGoogleBot,
          isIE,
          isMobile,
          isIOS,
          isIPad,
          isIPhone,
          isIPod,
          isOpera,
          isSafari,
          isSamsung,
          isUcBrowser,
        }
      }

You can try following way to check Browser version.

    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
    <body>
    <p>What is the name(s) of your browser?</p>
    <button onclick="myFunction()">Try it</button>
    <p id="demo"></p>
    <script>

    function myFunction() { 
     if((navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Opera") || navigator.userAgent.indexOf('OPR')) != -1 ) 
    {
        alert('Opera');
    }
    else if(navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Chrome") != -1 )
    {
        alert('Chrome');
    }
    else if(navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Safari") != -1)
    {
        alert('Safari');
    }
    else if(navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Firefox") != -1 ) 
    {
         alert('Firefox');
    }
    else if((navigator.userAgent.indexOf("MSIE") != -1 ) || (!!document.documentMode == true )) //IF IE > 10
    {
      alert('IE'); 
    }  
    else 
    {
       alert('unknown');
    }
    }
    </script>

    </body>
    </html>

And if you need to know only IE Browser version then you can follow below code. This code works well for version IE6 to IE11

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>

<p>Click on Try button to check IE Browser version.</p>

<button onclick="getInternetExplorerVersion()">Try it</button>

<p id="demo"></p>

<script>
function getInternetExplorerVersion() {
   var ua = window.navigator.userAgent;
        var msie = ua.indexOf("MSIE ");
        var rv = -1;

        if (msie > 0 || !!navigator.userAgent.match(/Trident.*rv\:11\./))      // If Internet Explorer, return version number
        {               

            if (isNaN(parseInt(ua.substring(msie + 5, ua.indexOf(".", msie))))) {
                //For IE 11 >
                if (navigator.appName == 'Netscape') {
                    var ua = navigator.userAgent;
                    var re = new RegExp("Trident/.*rv:([0-9]{1,}[\.0-9]{0,})");
                    if (re.exec(ua) != null) {
                        rv = parseFloat(RegExp.$1);
                        alert(rv);
                    }
                }
                else {
                    alert('otherbrowser');
                }
            }
            else {
                //For < IE11
                alert(parseInt(ua.substring(msie + 5, ua.indexOf(".", msie))));
            }
            return false;
        }}
</script>

</body>
</html>

Here's a 2016 adjusted version of Rob's answer, including Microsoft Edge and detection of Blink:

(edit: I updated Rob's answer above with this information.)

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// Opera 8.0+ (UA detection to detect Blink/v8-powered Opera)_x000D_
isOpera = !!window.opera || navigator.userAgent.indexOf(' OPR/') >= 0;_x000D_
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isSafari = /constructor/i.test(window.HTMLElement) || (function (p) { return p.toString() === "[object SafariRemoteNotification]"; })(!window['safari'] || safari.pushNotification);_x000D_
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isChrome = !!window.chrome && !!window.chrome.webstore;_x000D_
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console.log("isFirefox", isFirefox);_x000D_
console.log("isSafari", isSafari);_x000D_
console.log("isIE", isIE);_x000D_
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console.log("isBlink", isBlink);
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The beauty of this approach is that it relies on browser engine properties, so it covers even derivative browsers, such as Yandex or Vivaldi, which are practically compatible with the major browsers whose engines they use. The exception is Opera, which relies on user agent sniffing, but today (i.e. ver. 15 and up) even Opera is itself only a shell for Blink.


You can detect it like:

if (typeof navigator !== 'undefined' && navigator.userAgent && navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().match(/firefox\/(\d+)/)) {
   alert('Firefox');
}

I know it may be overkill to use a lib for that, but just to enrich the thread, you could check is.js way of doing this:

is.firefox();
is.ie(6);
is.not.safari();

You can use try and catch to use the different browser error messages. IE and edge were mixed up, but I used the duck typing from Rob W (based on this project here: https://www.khanacademy.org/computer-programming/i-have-opera/2395080328).

var getBrowser = function() {        
    try {
        var e;
        var f = e.width;
    } catch(e) {
        var err = e.toString();

        if(err.indexOf("not an object") !== -1) {
            return "safari";
        } else if(err.indexOf("Cannot read") !== -1) {
            return "chrome";
        } else if(err.indexOf("e is undefined") !== -1) {
            return "firefox";
        } else if(err.indexOf("Unable to get property 'width' of undefined or null reference") !== -1) {
            if(!(false || !!document.documentMode) && !!window.StyleMedia) {
                return "edge";
            } else {
                return "IE";
            }
        } else if(err.indexOf("cannot convert e into object") !== -1) {
            return "opera";
        } else {
            return undefined;
        }
    }
};

No idea if it is useful to anyone but here is a variant that would make TypeScript happy:

export function getBrowser() {

 // Opera 8.0+
    if ((!!window["opr"] && !!["opr"]["addons"]) || !!window["opera"] || navigator.userAgent.indexOf(' OPR/') >= 0) {
        return 'opera';
    }

    // Firefox 1.0+
    if (typeof window["InstallTrigger"] !== 'undefined') {
        return 'firefox';
    }

    // Safari 3.0+ "[object HTMLElementConstructor]" 
    if (/constructor/i.test(window["HTMLElement"]) || (function(p) { return p.toString() === "[object SafariRemoteNotification]"; })(!window['safari'] || (typeof window["safari"] !== 'undefined' && window["safari"].pushNotification))) {
        return 'safari';
    }

    // Internet Explorer 6-11
    if (/*@cc_on!@*/false || !!document["documentMode"]) {
        return 'ie';
    }

    // Edge 20+
    if (!(/*@cc_on!@*/false || !!document["documentMode"]) && !!window["StyleMedia"]) {
        return 'edge';
    }

    // Chrome 1+
    if (!!window["chrome"] && !!window["chrome"].webstore) {
        return 'chrome';
    }

    // Blink engine detection
    if (((!!window["chrome"] && !!window["chrome"].webstore) || ((!!window["opr"] && !!["opr"]["addons"]) || !!window["opera"] || navigator.userAgent.indexOf(' OPR/') >= 0)) && !!window["CSS"]) {
        return 'blink';
    }
}

Detecting Browsers on Desktop and Mobile : Edge, Opera, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE

I did some changes in @nimesh code now it is working for Edge also, and Opera issue fixed:

function getBrowserName() {

    if ( navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Edge") > -1 && navigator.appVersion.indexOf('Edge') > -1 ) {
        return 'Edge';
    }
    else if( navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Opera") != -1 || navigator.userAgent.indexOf('OPR') != -1 )
    {
        return 'Opera';
    }
    else if( navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Chrome") != -1 )
    {
        return 'Chrome';
    }
    else if( navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Safari") != -1)
    {
        return 'Safari';
    }
    else if( navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Firefox") != -1 ) 
    {
        return 'Firefox';
    }
    else if( ( navigator.userAgent.indexOf("MSIE") != -1 ) || (!!document.documentMode == true ) ) //IF IE > 10
    {
        return 'IE';
    }  
    else 
    {
        return 'unknown';
    }
}

Thanks @nimesh user:2063564


There is also a less "hacky" method which works for all popular browsers. Google has included a browser-check in their Closure Library. In particular, have a look at goog.userAgent and goog.userAgent.product. In this way, you are also up to date if something changes in the way the browsers present themselves (given that you always run the latest version of the closure compiler.)


Short variant (update 10 july 2020 mobile browser detection fix)

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var browser = (function() {
    var test = function(regexp) {return regexp.test(window.navigator.userAgent)}
    switch (true) {
        case test(/edg/i): return "Microsoft Edge";
        case test(/trident/i): return "Microsoft Internet Explorer";
        case test(/firefox|fxios/i): return "Mozilla Firefox";
        case test(/opr\//i): return "Opera";
        case test(/ucbrowser/i): return "UC Browser";
        case test(/samsungbrowser/i): return "Samsung Browser";
        case test(/chrome|chromium|crios/i): return "Google Chrome";
        case test(/safari/i): return "Apple Safari";
        default: return "Other";
    }
})();
console.log(browser)
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If you need to know what is the numeric version of some particular browser you can use the following snippet. Currently it will tell you the version of Chrome/Chromium/Firefox:

var match = $window.navigator.userAgent.match(/(?:Chrom(?:e|ium)|Firefox)\/([0-9]+)\./);
var ver = match ? parseInt(match[1], 10) : 0;

We can use below util methods

utils.isIE = function () {
        var ver = navigator.userAgent;
        return ver.indexOf("MSIE") !== -1 || ver.indexOf("Trident") !== -1; // need to check for Trident for IE11
    };

    utils.isIE32 = function () {
        return (utils.isIE() && navigator.appVersion.indexOf('Win64') === -1);
    };

    utils.isChrome = function () {
        return (window.chrome);
    };

    utils.isFF64 = function () {
        var agent = navigator.userAgent;
        return (agent.indexOf('Win64') >= 0 && agent.indexOf('Firefox') >= 0);
    };

    utils.isFirefox = function () {
        return (navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('firefox') > -1);
    };

Here you find out which browser is it running.

function isValidBrowser(navigator){

            var isChrome =  navigator.indexOf('chrome'),
            isFireFox= navigator.indexOf('firefox'),
            isIE = navigator.indexOf('trident') ,
            isValidChromeVer = parseInt(navigator.substring(isChrome+7, isChrome+8)) >= 4,
            isValidFireForVer = parseInt(navigator.substring(isFireFox+8, isFireFox+9)) >= 3,
            isValidIEVer = parseInt(navigator.substring(isIE+8, isIE+9)) >= 7;

            if((isChrome > -1 && isValidChromeVer){ console.log("Chrome Browser")}

            if(isFireFox > -1 && isValidFireForVer){ console.log("FireFox  Browser")}

            if(isIE > -1 && isValidIEVer)){ console.log("IE Browser")}


        }

This combines both Rob's original answer and Pilau's update for 2016

    var isOpera = !!window.opera || navigator.userAgent.indexOf(' OPR/') >= 0;
    // Opera 8.0+ (UA detection to detect Blink/v8-powered Opera)
var isFirefox = typeof InstallTrigger !== 'undefined';   // Firefox 1.0+
var isSafari = Object.prototype.toString.call(window.HTMLElement).indexOf('Constructor') > 0;
    // At least Safari 3+: "[object HTMLElementConstructor]"
var isChrome = !!window.chrome && !isOpera;              // Chrome 1+
var isIE = /*@cc_on!@*/false || !!document.documentMode;
// Edge 20+
var isEdge = !isIE && !!window.StyleMedia;
// Chrome 1+
var output = 'Detecting browsers by ducktyping:<hr>';
output += 'isFirefox: ' + isFirefox + '<br>';
output += 'isChrome: ' + isChrome + '<br>';
output += 'isSafari: ' + isSafari + '<br>';
output += 'isOpera: ' + isOpera + '<br>';
output += 'isIE: ' + isIE + '<br>';
output += 'isIE Edge: ' + isEdge + '<br>';
document.body.innerHTML = output;