How to set a proxy server in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Opera - Page 2

How to set a proxy server in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge uses the proxy settings that you have set in Windows 10. To change them, follow the instructions detailed in this guide: How to set up the proxy server settings in Windows 10. However, if you want to use Microsoft Edge to access Windows 10's proxy settings, you can do that too. In Microsoft Edge click or tap the "Settings and more" in the top-right corner of the app window. It is represented by three dots. In the menu that opens, click or tap Settings.

Open Settings in Microsoft Edge

You are shown a list of basic settings for Microsoft Edge.

Click or tap Advanced in the left side of the menu, scroll down and then click Open proxy settings.

Open advanced settings and select Open proxy settings in Microsoft Edge

The Settings app is opened, where you can set the proxy settings that are used by Windows 10, Microsoft Edge and other installed apps.

How to set a proxy server in Opera

Like Google Chrome, Opera also does not offer any unique configuration options for setting a proxy server. It uses the proxy settings existing in Internet Explorer or Windows. However, you can start the setup process from Opera, and it opens the Internet Options window from Windows. If you have Windows 10 installed, the fastest way to change the proxy server is to follow the instructions found in this guide: How to set up the proxy server settings in Windows 10. The proxy settings you make govern the Windows 10 operating system and apps, including Opera.

If you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, click the button for the menu Customize and control Opera in the top-left corner of Opera. Then, click Settings.

Open Settings in Opera

Click the Advanced section on the column on the left, to make sure that you open the advanced settings. Then, scroll until you reach the System section. To set the proxy settings, click the "Open proxy settings" line.

Open proxy settings in Opera

In the Internet Options window, click the LAN settings button, from the Connections tab.

Connections tab in Internet Options in Windows

The Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window is opened. Here you can set your proxy server.

When you are done, press OK in the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window and then in the Internet Options window.

LAN Settings in Windows

You proxy settings are now applied to both Opera and Internet Explorer, as well as Windows programs that use the proxy settings from Internet Explorer.

How to turn off the use of a proxy server

If you have changed your Windows device or you have changed the network connection so that you no longer need a proxy server, you can easily disable it.

For Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Opera go to the Internet Options window, as shown in the first section of this tutorial. Then, go to the Connections tab. Here, click the "LAN settings" button on the bottom. Uncheck "Use automatic configuration script" or "Use a proxy server for your LAN," depending on which proxy setting was used, and click OK in the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window and then in the Internet Options window.

In Firefox, use the same procedure as for setting a proxy server. In the Connection Settings window, check "No proxy" and click OK.

If you are using Windows 10, then this guide will show you what you need to know for disabling the utilization of a proxy server:How to set up the proxy server settings in Windows 10.

What is your reason to set up a proxy server?

Now that you know how to set a proxy server in all leading web browsers for Windows, you should be able to use any browser with the proxy server you prefer. Why do you want to set up a proxy server? Is this your personal choice or is it mandated by the network administrator? Let us know your reason to set up a proxy server by leaving a comment below.