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Master Geek


# 181249 8-Oct-2015 05:56
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Hi,

Does anyone know of an browser extension that allows you to spoof your time zone? Have searched and not found any working solutions

E.g. I'm currently in the UK and want my browser to appear as if it is in NZST time zone (to watch TVNZ OD without using a VM :]) without changing my system clock


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Ultimate Geek

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  # 1402091 8-Oct-2015 06:28
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If you set your system time does it make any difference to what the website shows?

Although there are dates in https headers there is nothing to say show me in a specific timezone.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTTP_header_fields

I've
found that preferred timezone tends to be a website account user setting.

You could try setting your user time zone rather than system time zone. ( eg TZ variable )


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Wannabe Geek


  # 1402116 8-Oct-2015 08:07
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The TVNZ detection is via a small JS library. You can fool it into thinking you're in NZ via a Greasemonkey script, eg:

// ==UserScript==
// @name        Disable Timezone detection
// @namespace   spmiller.net
// @include     https://www.tvnz.co.nz/ondemand/*
// @version     1
// @grant       none
// ==/UserScript==
jstz.determine = function () {
  return {
    'name': function () {
      return 'Pacific/Auckland';
    }
  };
};

 
 
 
 




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Master Geek


  # 1402214 8-Oct-2015 10:05
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spmiller: The TVNZ detection is via a small JS library. You can fool it into thinking you're in NZ via a Greasemonkey script, eg:

// ==UserScript==
// @name        Disable Timezone detection
// @namespace   spmiller.net
// @include     https://www.tvnz.co.nz/ondemand/*
// @version     1
// @grant       none
// ==/UserScript==
jstz.determine = function () {
  return {
    'name': function () {
      return 'Pacific/Auckland';
    }
  };
};


Thanks spmiller, works perfectly :)

gzt

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Uber Geek


  # 1402396 8-Oct-2015 13:39
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Lucky you are in UK, we are waiting to find out if this just became an actual crime under TPP.

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