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FoxyProxy Extension: Configuring the LiveConnect Proxy
In order to use LiveConnect, you’ll need to configure the LiveConnect Proxy through a browser extension or by changing the proxy settings on your device. This page shows how to set up and use the FoxyProxy extension for Chrome web browsers.
Install the FoxyProxy Extension
Access the Chrome Web Store at
Search for FoxyProxy Standard and install on Chrome.
The installed plug-in should appear on your browser toolbar.
FoxyProxy on the Chrome toolbar
In a browser, access LiveConnect and select the Device and Profile you previously created. Click New Journey. Before you start recording, complete the following steps using the Proxy and Port indicated on the New Journey page.
Click the FoxyProxy toolbar icon and select Options.
FoxyProxy drop-down menu
Click Add New Proxy.
Add New Proxy
Select Manual Proxy Configuration and set the address and port as indicated in your ObservePoint Journey (each journey has a unique port number). When enabled, only the Chrome browser uses the proxy server settings.
Manual Proxy Configuration
After recording your Journey, access FoxyProxy in your browser toolbar and select Disable FoxyProxy.
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Last updated on May 26, 2021
How to Use Proxy in Chrome – Blog | Oxylabs
Open your Chrome browser, and click on the menu button. Then select Settings. Scroll down till you find Advanced. Click on it for more ntinue to scroll down until you find the Open proxy setting button, then click on it.
Setting up a proxy in your web browser adds the needed privacy and security when you go online. Usually, proxies need to be manually enabled every time you want to use one, but you can save some time by adding one through your Chrome proxy settings or by using a proxy manager.
But what is a proxy? Also, what dangers can one encounter without having one in their Chrome proxy settings? Well, we do go into great detail in our blog post on proxy’s fundamentals, so feel free to check it out before tackling this article.
In this article we will go over how to use proxy in Chrome, how to do it by using proxy managers, and why would you need to use a Chrome proxy in the first place. Let’s begin with the latter.
The dangers of not using a Chrome proxy
As you probably know, each device has an Internet Protocol (IP) address. It is a bunch of numbers (similar to house having an address number) assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Whenever you go online and go to a website, that particular site will then know your IP address. That means the website will also know the general area where you’re located.
Tracking your IP address also helps websites keep a record on where you go online by using cookies. So whenever you search for something or buy anything online, they track this information and show you ads that fit your taste.
Not to mention that when you connect to wifi (especially the free ones coffee shop entrepreneurs like so much), your data can be easily hacked.
Why is free wifi dangerous? It does not require authentication to establish a network connection, therefore creating fantastic opportunity for hackers to gain access to unsecured devices on the same network. Meaning they can steal your sensitive data or execute malware attacks.
How a Chrome proxy helps to protect you
As we mentioned earlier, a proxy works as a filter between you and the internet. So when you use a proxy, your internet requests travel through the proxy server first, and only then connects to the internet.
While standing in between you and the internet, a proxy server appears as a different IP. While it answers the question of how to hide IP address, as long as you use a chrome proxy, you’ll have a secure web session.
How to use proxy in Chrome
Instead of enabling your proxies manually every time you want to use one for browsing, it’s easier to set up your chrome proxy settings automatically.
To go to your Chrome proxy settings and set up your proxy, open your Chrome browser, and click on the menu button. Then select Settings.
Scroll down till you find Advanced. Click on it for more options.
Continue to scroll down until you find the Open proxy setting button, then click on it.
If you’re using a Mac, we suggest you visit their official support website for more details on how to finish up your proxy set up. And if you’re using Windows, check this article out for a simple explanation on how to set it up.
Setting up your proxies with a proxy manager
Another way of setting up your proxies is through a proxy manager. Such proxy managers are great if you want a clear and straightforward interface for turning on and off your proxies.
A proxy manager, such as FoxyProxy, can help you set up your proxies not only on Chrome but other web browsers as well. This particular proxy manager offers a neat browser extension with which changing your proxies won’t be an issue.
Oxylabs proxies integrate flawlessly with FoxyProxy, ensuring an easy and straightforward set up process.
Setting up a Chrome proxy will make your browsing a lot more private and secure. Not to mention you’ll avoid the hassle of continually enabling your proxy settings every time you open the web.
For more integration examples, you can also check our other guides where we covered Firefox proxy settings. Also, choosing the right proxy type is also essential, so if you want to learn more about what we offer and which type is more suited for your needs, check out our article on the difference between data center and residential proxies for more information.
People also ask
What is a Chrome proxy?
A Chrome proxy is any kind of proxy that can be used with Chrome to anonymize your traffic. Since Chrome has no proxy configuration settings of its own, these proxies are configured on the OS level.
What is better, a proxy or a VPN?
Although proxies can be just as efficient for those seeking anonymity, using a VPN is generally recommended for private individuals. Read more about proxy vs. VPN here.
Do proxies hide your IP?
Yes, proxies do hide your real IP address and in a lot of cases this is their main function. However, you should also know that there are plenty of other uses for proxies in which hiding the user’s original IP address is only secondary to some other goal. Read more about how proxies work here.
Gabija Fatenaite is a Product Marketing Manager at Oxylabs. Having grown up on video games and the internet, she grew to find the tech side of things more and more interesting over the years. So if you ever find yourself wanting to learn more about proxies (or video games), feel free to contact her – she’ll be more than happy to answer you.
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Frequently Asked Questions about proxy server browser plugin
What is a browser proxy extension?
A proxy extension is a more lightweight version of the VPN. It encrypts the HTTP traffic on your browser, changes your IP, and lets you change your virtual location. Just click the Quick Connect button and our smart algorithm will pick the best server for you.
How do I install FoxyProxy on Chrome?
Install the FoxyProxy ExtensionAccess the Chrome Web Store at chrome.google.com/webstore.Search for FoxyProxy Standard and install on Chrome.The installed plug-in should appear on your browser toolbar. FoxyProxy on the Chrome toolbar.May 26, 2021
How do I use a proxy extension in Chrome?
Chrome Proxy Settings: How to Use itOpen your Chrome browser, and click on the menu button. Then select Settings.Scroll down till you find Advanced. Click on it for more option.Continue to scroll down until you find the Open proxy setting button, then click on it.Apr 24, 2019