Change proxy setting in Google Chrome

Google Chrome is by default set to directly connect to the Internet. You can configure Chrome proxy setting for it to route its traffic through a proxy by following these steps;

  1. Open Chrome's Setting page by going to chrome://settings from the URL bar
  2. Go to the bottom of the page and click Advanced
  3. Scroll down till you come to the System section and click on Open proxy settings to configure your proxy

    Proxy management browser plugins such as FoxyProxy will be listed in the section if installed

  4. This will open your system's proxy configuration page and is different between operating systems. Below are examples for macOS and GNOME 2 (Linux)

  5. Configure your proxy accordingly.

The caveat to this approach is that it will configure the system's proxy setting whereby all the other traffic for your systems will through the configured proxy. To route only your browser's traffic through a proxy, it is advisable to use proxy extensions such as FoxyProxy

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Written by Mohd Shakir Zakaria. Last updated on 2019-02-12