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  • Last Updated : 26 Jul, 2019

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”.



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

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