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What Is Proxy SwitchyOmega and How to Set It Up

Milena Popova

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SwitchyOmega is a robust and versatile tool to manage your proxies based on specific rules. It works with Chrome and Firefox, and is one of the simplest proxy management solutions out there. Here we’ll explain how to utilize IPRoyal proxies through Proxy SwitchyOmega.

Configuring Proxy SwitchyOmega Extension With Your Proxies

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Despite being completely free and open-source, SwitchyOmega came about as a replacement for other similar tools, including SwitchySharp, FoxyProxy, and ProxySwitchy. None of these extensions are being maintained, so we strongly recommend moving to SwitchyOmega. Don’t worry, the extension will find and migrate all your profiles and settings once you download it.

How to Set Up SwitchyOmega in Less Than a Minute

To get started, you need to download the extension first. You can find it here:
Proxy SwitchyOmega for Chrome
Proxy SwitchyOmega for Firefox

After you install it, make sure to open SwitchyOmega’s options and click on New profile :

Proxy SwitchyOmega settings windowEnter a profile name and leave Proxy Profile checked in the list below. When you’re done, hit Create at the bottom of the pop-up window.

Setting up a new profile in Proxy SwitchyOmega

In the main SwitchyOmega settings window, ensure to choose the proxy protocol that matches your settings in the IPRoyal dashboard (HTTP/HTTPS or SOCKS5). For the Server field, enter the Proxy hostname from the IPRoyal dashboard. Finally, regardless of using username/password authentication or whitelisted IPs , use the number in the Proxy port from IPRoyal’s dashboard in the Port field. Once you’re done, click the lock button to the far right.

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Once you do that, enter your username and password. If you’re using whitelisted IPs, you can ignore this step. Click on Save changes to get back to the main settings.

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Once there, click the Apply changes button.

Pressing Apply changes will save your settings in Proxy SwitchyOmegaAll that’s left is to click on the SwitchyOmega icon in your extensions and select your new proxy profile.

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Final Thoughts

Although it’s a fantastic manager, it’s important to note that Proxy SwitchyOmega does not provide proxies. As always, you need to make sure you’re using top-quality proxies regardless of your needs. To avoid any privacy, speed, reliability, and other issues involved with free proxies, have a look at our datacenter proxies or residential proxies . Integrating Proxy SwitchyOmega into your testing workflow can significantly elevate the quality and efficiency of usability testing services by enabling testers to accurately replicate real-world user environments, uncovering potential issues related to network conditions or geographic locations, and ultimately delivering a more comprehensive evaluation of the system’s performance and user experience.

Finally, for SwitchyOmega to work, make sure you uninstall any other extensions that control proxy settings. This will help you avoid any conflicts and enjoy a smooth browsing experience.

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