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HTML DOM Navigator appName Property

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Navigator appName Property:

  • It is used for returning the name of the browser.
  • It is a read-only property and the values returned by it varies from browsers to browsers.
  • it returns a string which represents the name of the browser.
  • It returns “Netscape” for IE11, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari whereas, for IE 10 and earlier versions, it returns “Microsoft Internet Explorer”. For Opera, the Navigator appName Property returns “Opera”.



Note: This property has been deprecated and is no longer used.

Below program illustrates the Navigator appName Property: 
Getting the code name of the browser. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
      Navigator appName Property in HTML
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
    <h2>Navigator appName Property</h2>
      For returning the name of the current browser, 
      double click the "Return Browser Name" button: 
    <button ondblclick="browsername()">
      Return Browser Name
    <p id="browser"></p>
        function browsername() {
            var b = "Browser Name: " + navigator.appName;
            document.getElementById("browser").innerHTML = b;


After clicking the button:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by Navigator appName Property are listed below:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

Last Updated : 14 Jun, 2023
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