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How to configure Google Chrome proxy settings?

January 30, 2011 05:43 PST

Google Chrome does not have any browser specific proxy settings, it uses the same connection and proxy settings as Windows system. Changing these settings affects Google Chrome as well as Internet Explorer and other Windows applications. This article shows two different ways to set Google Chrome proxy server.

Change Google Chrome Proxy: Use Internet Explorer settings

Google Chrome is using your computer's system proxy settings to connect to the network. To change systems proxy settings, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click the menu Tools | Options | Under the hood on Google Chrome, then click Change proxy settings. You can also click the Windows Start menu | Control Panel | Internet Options.

  2. Click LAN settings button in Internet Properties window.
  3. Google Chrome Proxy Server settings: Click LAN settings button in Internet Properties window

    Screenshot: Click LAN settings button in Internet Properties window

  4. Check the option "Use a proxy server for your LAN", then enter your proxy settings.
  5. Google Chrome Proxy Server settings: Use a proxy server for your LAN

    Screenshot: Check the option "Use a proxy server for your LAN"

  6. Click OK button to close the Options dialog.

Set a proxy in Google Chrome separately and not using Internet Explorer settings

Some times, you want to use proxy to connect internet on Google Chrome but directly connect on Internet Explorer. In this section, I will tell you how to set a proxy in Google Chrome separately and not using Internet Explorer settings:

  1. Right click on the Chrome icon on your Windows desktop and select Properties | Shortcut.
  2. In the Target field, add the following for enabling a proxy separately in Google Chrome:
  3. --proxy-server=host:port

    Screenshot: Set a proxy in Google Chrome separately and not using Internet Explorer settings

    Screenshot: Set a proxy in Google Chrome separately and not using Internet Explorer settings

  4. Click OK to apply the settings.

Similarly, for Google Chrome in Linux right click on the desktop icon, click on Properties, then add the line --proxy-server=host:port in the Command field.

Other resource about Google Chrome Proxy

#1  posted on January 30, 2011 12:40 PST
I like very much the way you shared the method of configuring Google Chrome proxy settings by using both useful text and pictorial explanations. Easy to read and follow, supported with the three (3) images. By using image in any explanation really helpful and save time.

Thank you so much for sharing this note.

#2  posted on April 06, 2011 12:21 PDT

To save your time, I would suggest you to install Proxy Tool for Chrome:

#3  posted on April 21, 2011 00:57 PDT
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#4  posted on July 25, 2011 00:35 PDT
thanks man

#5  posted on November 04, 2011 13:29 PDT
I need a free phone browser for etisalat

#6  posted on February 23, 2012 22:00 PST
Tried as given by you and i am getting this error
Name specified in the path "c:/......." is not valid

#7  posted on July 02, 2012 00:01 PDT
This information useful for using chrome without change its proxy setting permanently.

Thanks Man

#8  posted on July 03, 2012 02:58 PDT
Hi all,

I've a proxy configurated on my "Internet Options" as requirement to use our internal applications but, I want use chrome to internet and I need to avoid it.

Please, exist any way to do it without remove the general Internet options?


#9  posted on August 22, 2012 08:49 PDT
@Jordi and others,
I was looking for the same thing, a way to make Chrome NOT use the proxy setup under IE options because I need to use IE to go through my corporate VPN and I want Chrome to NOT use it and go direct to the Internet. The second option on this page shows how to set up a different proxy server setting than IE but not how to set up no proxy. It is just as easy to do and directions can be found here:
Simply use the startup switch --no-proxy-server=

#10  posted on October 20, 2015 16:43 PDT
Brain dead. I don't WANT both IE and Chrome to use the SAME PROXY SERVER. Idioten! Firefox does NOT have this problem, it has it's own proxy configuration...

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