Google Chrome: How to Assign a Proxy Server that is Different from Internet Explorer’s Settings

Posted December 28, 2009 by Rob Rogers in Google

By default, Google Chrome will use the proxy settings that Internet Explorer uses. If you wish to use a different proxy server (or disable the proxy completely) you need to append a switch to your application shortcut.

1. Go to the shortcut you use to open Google Chrome.

2. Right-click the shortcut and select Properties.

3. To use a different proxy server, go to the Target text box. Go to the end of the text, add a space and input the following:
--proxy-server="ipaddress:port"
Where ipaddress is the address of the desired proxy server and port is the desired port. For example –proxy-server=”192.168.1.5:8080″. Make sure to include the quotes.

To disable the proxy settings, go to the Target textbook. Go to the end of the text, add a space and input the following:
--no-proxy-server="

4. Click OK.

 

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