Quick Proxy

By , Thursday, 23rd August, 2007

quickproxy

At school I have to use a proxy address to gain access to the internet. This is OK when I use web browsers like Opera or Safari, because they pick the proxy details up from the System Preferences under Mac OS X, so I can just use different locations. However, with Firefox the proxy settings are set within Firefox’s preferences – which means a trip to the preferences pane, visiting advanced and network options, changing the proxy, reloading it and clicking OK.

I had been using SwitchProxy Tool, a Firefox extension to manage this, but didn’t like the fact that it took up extra space at the top of each window. But at least I didn’t have to make that trip to the preferences window.

Through the MacEd Listserve though, I recently discovered the QuickProxy Firefox extension, which puts a little button in the status bar of the window (so doesn’t take up valuable real estate) and is a simple on/off switcher, rather than SwitchProxy Tool’s – select proxy, click apply process.

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