Google Chrome and proxies

November 11th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

I’m paranoid. I don’t want my family be able to use Internet Explorer, at least not from my computer! To be sure they don’t I did one simple thing: set up internet explorer proxy to 1.1.1.1:1 :^D

Unfortunately Chrome won’t work, just like IE, this is because of Chrome and IE share the same proxy configuration. That’s not so good for me, because I like to surf with firefox AND chrome (most of times to see differences between them). My question was simple: how can I set up a different proxy (none in this case) for Chrome and IE?

Chrome accept proxy settings as command line parameters, so you can change the shortcut from something like "C:\Documents and Settings\usr\Local Data\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

to: "C:\Documents and Settings\usr\Local Data\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -proxy-server=

that means “do not use proxy at all” :^D