Some of the important features of the Proxy Switcher addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Proxy Switcher.
In short, Proxy Switcher allows you to easily change different proxies from your browser toolbar popup. Badge icon changes color based on different proxies.
6 Reasons to Use Proxy Switcher
Access your browser proxy settings in one place.
Has various badge icon colors for different proxies.
Provides 5 different proxy settings to choose from.
Easily whitelist a domain(s) or website with bypass list.
Supports HTTP, HTTPS, SOCKS4 and SOCKS5 schemes.
Available for Opera and Chrome browsers.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Proxy Switcher?
Proxy Switcher is a multi-browser addon that helps you easily switch proxies from toolbar popup UI. Simply open toolbar popup and click on the desired proxy category. There are five categories available to choose from. Moreover, badge icon color changes according to the chosen category. Once the proxy is set, a notification popup shows you the current state. This addon supports PAC proxy as well. Moreover, you can whitelist any domain or website through toolbar popup UI. To get more info about this addon please read the following FAQs.
2. How to work with Proxy Switcher?
In order to work with proxy switcher, please open toolbar popup UI and select the desired category. Please note that you need to fill all the required fields before choosing a category. For example, in manual mode, you need to fill at least one host and port, or in PAC mode please fill the URL area. Once a category is chosen and the proxy is successfully set, the badge icon will change to adapt itself to the new state.
3. How can I download the source code for Proxy Switcher?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. How can I set a PAC proxy?
In order to set PAC proxy, please add a PAC URL to the designated area (PATH input area). Please note that a PAC path should have a certain format. For example, if your PAC file is located in - C:// - folder (on a windows machine), please write - file:///C:/pac.data - in the PATH area. If you do not know how to write a PAC file, please read this (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxy_auto-config) Wikipedia page. Once you made a correct PAC file, please add the URL in popup UI for PATH.
5. How can I whitelist a domain or website?
In order to whitelist a domain, please add the domain to the bypass area in toolbar popup. For example, to whitelist - www.foobar.com - please add - *foobar.com - to the filed. Please note that all the entries should be comma-separated. Once you filled the bypass area, please mark the related checkbox as well (the checkbox next to the Bypass category).
6. How can I turn the extension OFF?
In order to turn the addon OFF, please choose system proxy from toolbar popup UI. System proxy will use the default proxy setting in your machine (PC/MAC). Alternatively, you can disable the addon from extensions page in your browser.
7. How can I set one host and port for all protocols?
In order to set a proxy for all protocols, please fill the - HTTP Proxy and port - in manual category. Then mark the - Use this proxy server for all protocols - checkbox. This way the addon will apply the proxy and port for all protocols. Please note that you need to choose a scheme as well. There are 4 schemes (HTTP, HTTPS, SOCKS4, and SOCKS5) available to choose from. The default scheme is HTTP, but you need to adjust this scheme according to the proxy server you have.
8. What happens when I set a proxy and restart my browser?
When you set a proxy from toolbar popup UI, it changes the proxy settings in your browser and stores the proxy to the memory. Next time you start the browser, the addon will read the proxy from memory and apply it to the browser proxy settings. Please note that, if you have more than one proxy extension in your browser, you might encounter conflicts in the proxy setup. So please disable all and only use one proxy addon.
9. Is this proxy addon available for all browsers and platforms?
Yes, this addon is available for all modern browsers in mobile and desktop machines.
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