Google Chrome by default, uses your operating system's default setting to connect to the network and the Internet, which is normally via a direct connection.

You can change proxy settings in Chrome though to change the proxy settings for the whole operating system effectively. Going to the proxy option in Chrome will open the computer's proxy setting.

You can also have a more advanced proxy configuration by using browser extensions such as FoxyProxy

Steps to change proxy settings in Google Chrome and Chromium:

  1. Open Chrome's Setting page.

    Go to chrome://settings from the URL bar.

  2. Go to the bottom of the page or from the sidebar and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down till you come to the System section .

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

  4. Click on Open your computer's proxy settings to configure your system's proxy setting.
  5. Configure your proxy accordingly based on your operating system.

    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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