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    Question Simple Browser That Allows Proxies for i2p

    Hello,

    I'd like to find a simple browser that allows a manual proxy to be set for use with i2p. Chrome & Epiphany are unsuitable for this, as they both rely on system proxy settings.

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    I'm not sure where you got your information, but the version of Chrome I'm using (Version 49.0.2623.87 (64-bit)) has the option to use a manually chosen proxy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kerijan2003 View Post
    I'm not sure where you got your information, but the version of Chrome I'm using (Version 49.0.2623.87 (64-bit)) has the option to use a manually chosen proxy.
    You have the same version that I do. I get the following message on the settings page:

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         Google Chrome is using your computer's system proxy settings to connect to the network.
    I would show you a picture; but I cannot add attachments.

    Anyway, this is not what I want. I want to be able to set a manual proxy for the browser without changing the system proxy settings.

    Thanks, Grace
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace123 View Post
    You have the same version that I do. I get the following message on the settings page:

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         Google Chrome is using your computer's system proxy settings to connect to the network.
    I would show you a picture; but I cannot add attachments.

    Anyway, this is not what I want. I want to be able to set a manual proxy for the browser without changing the system proxy settings.

    Thanks, Grace
    That might be the case with an unconfigured proxy setting in the browser (That configuration does use however the system proxy settings are configured).

    All modern web browsers support configuring their own proxy settings, sometimes enhanced by a plugin (like Firefox).
    The web browser proxy settings <will> over-ride however the overall system is configured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    That might be the case with an unconfigured proxy setting in the browser (That configuration does use however the system proxy settings are configured).

    All modern web browsers support configuring their own proxy settings, sometimes enhanced by a plugin (like Firefox).
    The web browser proxy settings <will> over-ride however the overall system is configured.

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    Unfortunately, I can't get to these in Chrome. Whenever I select Change proxy settings, I get taken to the system proxy settings. Do I need to add an extension to correct this?
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    Default Re: Simple Browser That Allows Proxies for i2p

    Quote Originally Posted by Grace123 View Post
    Unfortunately, I can't get to these in Chrome. Whenever I select Change proxy settings, I get taken to the system proxy settings. Do I need to add an extension to correct this?
    In the Chrome Browser,
    Settings > Click on the Advanced Settings link at the bottom > Advanced Settings

    You should see the following screenshot which when clicked should display your browser proxy settings

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    In the Chrome Browser,
    Settings > Click on the Advanced Settings link at the bottom > Advanced Settings

    You should see the following screenshot which when clicked should display your browser proxy settings


    This is exactly what I'm talking about. This setting changes the "system" proxy settings, which Chrome relys on. Opera is the same way. I wnat to change to proxy settings for the browser only. This is not possible in Chrome or Opera, which is why I am exploring other solutions.

    Thanks, Grace
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    Default Re: Simple Browser That Allows Proxies for i2p

    On Sat 26 Mar 2016 03:46:02 PM CDT, Grace123 wrote:

    tsu2;2771626 Wrote:
    > In the Chrome Browser,
    > Settings > Click on the Advanced Settings link at the bottom >
    > Advanced Settings
    >
    > You should see the following screenshot which when clicked should
    > display your browser proxy settings
    >
    > [image:
    > https://en.opensuse.org/images/e/ee/...y_setting.png]



    This is exactly what I'm talking about. This setting changes the
    "system" proxy settings, which Chrome relys on. Opera is the same way. I
    wnat to change to proxy settings for the browser only. This is not
    possible in Chrome or Opera, which is why I am exploring other
    solutions.

    Thanks, Grace


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace123 View Post
    This is exactly what I'm talking about. This setting changes the "system" proxy settings, which Chrome relys on. Opera is the same way. I wnat to change to proxy settings for the browser only. This is not possible in Chrome or Opera, which is why I am exploring other solutions.

    Thanks, Grace
    Did you even click on that button? Once you do, you'll find the configuration options to manually set the proxy settings.
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    Default Re: Simple Browser That Allows Proxies for i2p

    Quote Originally Posted by Grace123 View Post
    This is exactly what I'm talking about. This setting changes the "system" proxy settings, which Chrome relys on. Opera is the same way. I wnat to change to proxy settings for the browser only. This is not possible in Chrome or Opera, which is why I am exploring other solutions.

    Thanks, Grace
    That shouldn't be true.
    So, for example you should be able to configure the chrome setting I described and then run something like zypper which will not use the new settings set in chrome. Another example is that after modifying the proxy setting in chrome, you can open another browser like firefox and unless FF is itself also configured the same way will not automatically use the chrome proxy settings. The chrome proxy setting should apply only to chrome and all other chrome related apps. You can also test this using a console command like wget, which will not automatically configure a browser proxy and by default would demonstrate your system level proxy settings.

    Be aware also that it's possible to pass automatic proxy settings over the network. If your browsers are set to download and configure automatically, it may <appear> that the proxy settings are at the system level, but they're not... Each browser is being configured individually at the application level.

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