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How to set up and use a proxy in SwitchyOmega

SwitchyOmega is a browser extension for Chrome, Mozilla, Safari, and Edge that enables configuring an internet connection through a proxy server. This tool is particularly useful for creating multiple accounts on a single website, such as for posting ads or reviews on social networks, and for bypassing geo-blocking. SwitchyOmega offers extensive functionality, allowing users to add multiple profiles with different IP addresses, switch between them swiftly, and set up specific connection rules for individual websites. In this article, we will explore how to add and utilize a new proxy in SwitchyOmega.

Step-by-step proxy setup in SwitchyOmega

To configure a proxy in SwitchyOmega, follow these steps:

  1. Install the SwitchyOmega proxy extension for Chrome, Mozilla, Safari, or Edge. In the extension page, locate the “Profiles” section where your created proxies will appear.
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  3. Click the “New profile” button to start setting up a new configuration.
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  5. Name your profile in the “Profile name” field for easy identification. The default setting “Proxy Profile” doesn’t require changes. Click "Create".
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  7. On the setup page, select your server protocol: HTTP, HTTPS, SOCKS4, or SOCKS5, in the “Protocol” dropdown. Enter the server IP address and port in the “Server” and “Port” fields.
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  9. For private proxies requiring authorization, click the lock icon to open the proxy authorization fields.
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  11. Enter your login details in the “Username” and “Password” fields.
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  13. Save your settings by clicking “Save changes”.
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  15. Apply your configuration by clicking “Apply changes”. A white button and an “Options Saved” notification confirm successful profile creation.
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  17. Activate the server connection by clicking on the SwitchyOmega icon in your browser and selecting the created profile from the dropdown list. Deactivation follows the same steps.
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With these settings, your browser will access pages using the new IP, while your PC's other applications and browsers continue using the main IP.