Using Proxies In The Top 5 Browsers


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Nov 2, 2008
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How to configure Google Chrome proxy settings?
1 - Click the menu Tools | Options | Under the hood on Google Chrome, then click Change
proxy settings. You can also click the Windows Start menu| Control Panel | Internet Options.
2 - Click LAN settings button in Internet Properties window.
3 - Check the option "Use a proxy server for your LAN", then enter your proxy settings.
4 - Click OK button to close the Options dialog.

Set a proxy in Google Chrome separately and not using Internet Explorer settings
Some times, you want to use proxy to connect internet on Google Chrome but directly
connect on Internet Explorer. In this section, I will tell you how to set a proxy in Google
Chrome separately and not using Internet Explorer settings:
Right click on the Chrome icon on your Windows desktop and select Properties | Shortcut.
In the Target field, add the following for enabling a proxy separately in Google Chrome:
--proxy-server=host:port - Click OK to apply the settings.

Similarly, for Google Chrome in Linux right click on the desktop icon, click on Properties,
then add the line --proxy-server=host:port in the Command field

How to setup proxy in Internet Explorer
1 - First of all you will need proxy servers (proxys) for your Internet Browser
2 - Now you will need to start Internet Explorer. Click on Tools and select Internet Options
3 - Move to the Connections tab. At the bottom of the window in the Local Area Network
(LAN) settings section click on the LAN Settings
4 - First of all check the box labeled Use a proxy server and after click on Advanced
5 - Type your proxy servers IP address under Proxy address to use and proxy port under Port
Check the box labeled Use the same proxy server for all protocols Click OK button
Now you have successfully setup proxy for your Internet Explorer.

Setting up Opera to use proxy servers
Proxy servers collect information from the Internet and store it locally until you view it.
In order to work correctly, and in some cases to allow Internet access at all, proxy
servers must be properly set up. This applies to all programs that use such servers.

Proxy server settings are found in Tools > Preferences > Advanced > Network
(Mac: Opera > Preferences > Advanced > Network). Click the "Proxy servers"
button to open the proxy settings dialog.
Tick the checkboxes for the protocols you want to use a proxy for and enter the proxy
server hostname or IP address in the text field to the right of the protocol name
(HTTP, HTTPS...). To the right of the protocols there is a box available for the port number.

how to setup proxy in safari
1 - Open your safari browser and click on gear icon located at right top corner of your
screen. Click on ?Preferences??
2 - In ?preference? window click on ?Advanced? menu. In this advanced menu window
we can find a row labeled as ?Proxies:?, click on ?Change Settings??.
3 - On clicking ?Change Settings??, another pop window will appear on your screen
labeled as ?Internet Properties?. In this window click on ?LAN Settings?.
4 - On clicking ?LAN Settings?, another window will appear on your screen labeled as
?Local Area Network (LAN) Settings?, as shown in below image. In this window click on
the box provided in Proxy Server block as highlighted.
5 - On clicking this, ?Address? and Port rows will be enabled. Enter both Address
and Port and click on "OK". These settings will not be applicable for dial up connections.
These settings will be saved after your confirmation and close all windows including browser.
Restart your browser to activate this settings

How to setup proxy in Firefox
1 - start Firefox. Click on Tools and select Options
2 - Click on the Advanced
3 - Select Network tab and click on Settings
4 - Click on the radio button Manual proxy configuration
5 - Type your proxy servers IP address in HTTP Proxy field and proxy port in Port
6 - Click the box Use this proxy server for all protocols and finally click OK
Now you have successfully setup proxy for your browser
Really good write up.
Kudos on a job very well done.
Especially the Google Chrome write up which most people screw up.
nix - this was just a thread to advise people how they
can use a proxie in there browser
it wasnt a thread for proxie ad don tools

Also, if you guys need to practice what proxygo just posted

You guys can go to

You can try over 129 different browsers versions, in all 3 major OS( mac,linux, windows and even android).

I have used pretty much atleast 40 different of their browsers, its a lot easier when you need to get some testing done on a specific browser.
That Chrome tip is awesome :) thanks :)

no your welcome
i would just like to re-iterate this thread isnt for tool to run
the proxies - its a tutorial for those who dont have or cant afford
the tool so have to input the proxies in there browser manually
With stickies we try to keep them on topic.

I had to delete a couple of posts that mentioned other options and/or tools.
To discuss other methods, techniques or tools everyone is free
to start a thread about it. This way we keep things organized.
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