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How Can I Change the Time Zone in my Browser (Firefox)?

Just about every operating system out there, whether it is for a Smartphone or a desktop, users may want to change the time zone to whichever one they prefer. When it comes to changing the time zone, there are no restrictions. But, operating systems, on the other hand, tend to run certain services which might stop working when the time zone that one selects is incorrect from the current location.

For instance, the iMessage may stop working on iOS and Mac OS, or Cortana might not work for Windows 10. If you want to change the time zone, on your machine, you may change safely it in the browser. Simply change the time zone by using the Change Time Zone add-on.

Time Zone in the Browser

Download Change Time Zone for Firefox, Chrome or Opera. It should add a button right next to the location bar which would let one toggle the add-on On/Off. In order to select the time zone, head over to the Firefox add-on page by holding (Ctrl+Shift+Alt) on the keyboard. Now, look for the Change Time Zone add-on and just click on the options button beside it. Select the time zone that you want from the dropdown, and restart the browser.

Limitations

It will not let the time zone change for any of the web services that one uses. For some of the services like Gmail which is a web-based email, the timestamp on the email would still reflect the correct time zone. Furthermore, any other web service which makes use of timestamps would do the same thing such as for Tweets, Facebook updates, and other email services. So, don’t be fooled.

Change Time Zone add-on only works for limited scenarios. If a fake time zone is required beyond the add-on is able to manage, then a VPN service would need to be used instead. Once again, if one does not want the VPN to operate at the OS level, then they can look for a VPN that is available for Chrome or Firefox, and any other browser that one uses.

With the VPN, one can change the time zone for most of the browsers, or the ones that are popular at the very least. Facebook, Gmail & Twitter would be fooled by a good VPN. However, if one does not use the OS feature which requires the correct time zone to be set for the location, they can change the time zone directly from within the built-in options for the OS. This would have more or less, the same effect as the time zone would be changed in the browser with the add-on, and i.e. the web services would not be fooled.

Conclusion

The only option that one might have would be to use a VPN service at the OS level so as to fake the location and allow the time zone to be changed. But, the only problem that one would have with a VPN service is to find one that supports the time zone that one wants to switch to.