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Using the Right Chrome Proxy Settings for Windows and MacOS

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Developed from Google’s Chromium project, the Chrome browser is one of the best browsers available today. The ability to work across multiple platforms, including Mac OS, Windows, Android, Linux, and Google’s own Chrome OS, makes Google Chrome browser the most popular web browser.

When it comes to proxy servers, by default, the Google Chrome browser copies and uses your operating systems proxy settings. In other words, Chrome doesn’t have or need any particular configuration or additional settings to work. You can, however, use Google Chrome to set the proxy configuration of your computer.

Configuring Chrome Proxy Settings in Windows 10

  • Open your Chrome browser. Access the browser settings by clicking on the three dots on the top right-hand corner of your browser window.
  • From the drop-down menu, click on Settings.
  • On the left of your browser window with the settings shortcuts, click on Advanced. In the drop-down menu that opens, click on System.
  • In the system menu, select Open your computer’s proxy settings.

  • This opens the proxy settings on the Network & Internet settings page of your Windows 10. You can opt for the Automatic proxy setup, where the system automatically detects proxy settings. If you wanted to configure your settings using a script automatically, turn on the setup script option. Insert the script address in the box, press Save, and you’re good to go.
  • If you opt to configure your proxy manually, go to the Manual proxy setup and turn on the Use a proxy server option.
  • Next, enter the proxy IP address and port number and click save. If you have web addresses that you want to access directly, insert them in the “Use the proxy server except for…“ box, and remember to check the “Don’t use the proxy server for local addresses“ box if you have a local webserver. This allows you direct access to your local web server without having to go through the proxy.

  • The first time you try to open a webpage, a prompt will ask you to input both your proxy username and password, and log into your proxy user account.

Once you finish these steps, your Google Chrome proxy settings will take effect and you can start surfing the web safely.

Configuring Chrome Proxy Settings in MacOS

  • Open your Google Chrome browser, and on the top right-hand corner, click on the three vertical dots to open the browser settings.
  • In the drop-down menu, choose Settings.
  • Scroll down the page and click on Advanced.
  • At the bottom of the page under System, select Open proxy settings.

  • Select the proxy IP protocol you want to use. All IPRoyal proxies offer HTTP/HTTPS and SOCKS5 protocols, depending on your needs. Enter the web proxy server and port number. In this case, we are using HTTP.
  • Check the Secure Web Proxy box, copy the proxy server address and port number, and enter your username and password.
  • Once you’re through, click OK to save the configuration settings.

  • In some instances, you may be prompted for your Mac user password to save your settings. in these cases, enter your password when prompted and click Allow. It’s advisable to click Always allow to prevent this prompt from appearing each time you log in.
  • The first time you try to open a webpage, a prompt will ask you to input both your proxy username and password, and log into your proxy user account.

Why Choose IPRoyal as Your Proxy Service Provider

It’s important to note that when using Mac OS and Windows 10, while the HTTP/HTTPS proxy authorization prompts come as soon as you attempt to access a webpage, the Google Chrome browser does not support SOCKS authorization.

If you’re looking to hide your IP address and secure your data, never use free proxies, and avoid shared proxies. Start using any of our exceptional IPRoyal proxy services. With proxies all over the world, your location will always remain confidential. Our residential proxy service will ensure you never get detected or blocked by the websites you’re scraping. Also you can switch IPs at your convenience using our instant IP change and auto-rotate function.

Our IPv4 and IPv6 private proxies are personal, not shared, meaning only you will have access to them, giving you an unrivaled level of security and speed. Our 4G mobile proxies and sneaker proxies allow you to shop, web scrape, and undertake competitor research in complete anonymity.

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