How do I use FoxyProxy with Firefox?

How do I use Smartproxy in Firefox?

By default, Firefox uses your proxy settings, and there is a simple setting in the menu to use the built-in smartproxy.

For now, when I first start Firefox, it immediately connects to the internet through the smartproxy. It seems like the smartproxy is just used to check the settings to set how long you have left before going over your allotted daily data allowance (see the settings on the home page). I'm sure it doesn't automatically do this for you, but if I hit the menu option at startup it does. How do I use Smartproxy from here? If I close the browser, should I reconnect it in this state?

I don't use any of my other proxy settings since I don't understand them. I use the native Firefox settings, but I never get anywhere. I can only assume I have no connection. I think I'm missing something important.

I would check the proxies.txt file at the directory where you Firefox is located. If there's no .txt, you may need to manually add the proxies to the . As the proxy server that the proxies are talking to may require authentication.

Hi folks! It looks like I screwed up something with my computer. I could connect to the Internet using Firefox, but nothing else was working for some reason (I kept having to switch back and forth between different networks to get connected). Now I can't even get onto the Internet using Firefox (the green network gear shows up, but no Internet connection), and everything else that I've tried isn't working either. Any suggestions?

It's worth mentioning that I haven't been using anything else on my computer except Firefox and Opera over the past week. Before that, I was actually using a different browser because Firefox wouldn't connect. Now Firefox isn't connecting and I have to figure out what to do next.

As a sidenote, I tried using Opera and I wasn't getting the home page or anything else. I think it may have been a permissions issue, but I'm not sure. Thanks for any help you can give.

OK, I finally figured out how to connect to the Internet using Firefox and it seems like I've resolved the other problems I was having. I'd be happy to help anyone who runs into similar problems, though. So here's what I did:

I ran the firefoxfix script again. Everything seemed to work fine.

How do I use FoxyProxy with Firefox?

I have an issue using FoxyProxy with Firefox on Windows.

I tried to follow the instructions here. Firefox (v22) has been installed, but Firefox doesn't show FoxyProxy in the options menu. Is there some trick to starting it? I would like to use a few sites that are not easily accessible on my network.

FoxyProxy works perfectly for me with Firefox 26 on Windows 7. There are no tricks. The only thing I did was install Windows updates to my Firefox. If you use Windows 8.1 and later, it's easier to get started with FoxyProxy. This website provides additional information to help you.

You have to go to "about:config" (without the quotes) and enable "network.proxy.socks" if it isn't already. Once that's enabled, it is available in your Firefox options as well as the "add-ons" dialog. You can check that if you go to the above link.

Thanks, I've already read that. However, I'm on Windows 7 with Mozilla Firefox v22 and I can't find a way to start FoxyProxy. From what I've read, I believe I've installed it correctly and started the service, but can't find it in the list of programs. Also, in about:config, I only see "network.socksproxy.0" or "network.1" in the "network.socksproxy" setting, but none that seem to be configured properly. I need more information.

Yes, the instructions in that article do work with the latest version of Firefox. They also mention that you may want to "allow FoxyProxy to automatically select the proxy settings from firefox://settings/proxy." But I have tried that and it didn't work for me. It may work for other people though. I don't know.

As far as I know, the latest Firefox has removed "about:config" by default.

How do I download FoxyProxy?

FoxyProxy is a free application, available in both for Windows and Mac OSX.

How do I install FoxyProxy on my computer? The FoxyProxy installation is as easy as 1-2-3. First, we have to download the FoxyProxy installer from their website. Click on this link, or right-click on your mouse and choose Save Target As, and then select the file type, .exe. It will usually be found in the Downloads section of their website.

You can also download it by using Google Chrome's built-in installer function. First, go to and click on the install button. After that, Chrome will download and run the installer automatically for you.

For those of you using other browsers, simply follow the same instructions as above to download the installer. For instance, in Firefox, use File Save Link As to download the installer. If you are using Internet Explorer, click the button Download with Web Browser. The link for the installer in Firefox is here. For the download in IE, the link is here.

Now, you should be able to double-click the FoxyProxy installer and it will start installing itself. You might be prompted for permissions during installation, but just accept them.

Once FoxyProxy is installed, launch it and click on the Configure Proxy button. Now, you can click on Get Started to change your proxy settings. If you want to change your proxy settings on a per-system basis, you can select the System Proxy from the drop-down menu.

Click Apply, then click on OK to save the settings. You can do this for each account (eg, personal, work, etc.) that you use, just as long as they are connected to your computer.

Is FoxyProxy safe? No matter what VPN software you use, it's always a good idea to install it for your home computer. That way, if you're ever attacked, it's much easier to find out where the attack came from. Also, VPNs can slow down connections, so you may not be able to do as much.

Is FoxyProxy standard free?


You can download the program for free but there is a limit on the number of proxy servers and bandwidth used by the software. In short you are paying for it in convenience.99 if you need more than 50 proxies. It is also possible to use proxies for free but you may have to find another proxy network. Here is one that works for me:

You have to download a version of FoxyProxy for every device that will be using it (tablets, phones, etc). And, since you would probably be downloading and configuring proxies by hand, you may have a lot of trouble doing so.

It's been a little while since I've tried any of those, but I remember that they were very easy to use, just point and click your way through the configuration screens, and save a profile with that information. I know that back in my time, all of used AOL to access all of the services we wanted. Back then the AOL software supported proxy servers as well, so we just used that to go around the firewall at work to get onto the Internet. You couldn't configure it, like you can now, though.

I am looking to set up free proxies using FoxyProxy for a few friends. The reason I am looking into it is because they have some very restrictive firewalls that they require all traffic from their computer be routed through there network. They are all on my home network and don't care if its slow, but still want to browse.

So far I have downloaded the software and installed on their computer(PCs). I have their network settings saved and it is getting to the part where it tries to configure the proxy when I get an error "Couldn't connect to the Server" Is this error due to the firewalls? Or do they have to enter something when they start up? I think it is a proxy issue not the router.I have this issue with many websites as well.I just tried it with a different proxy.worked fine with my I'm going to send them back to where I got it from.or maybe try another program.

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