Proxy SwitchyOmega Proxy Manager Tutorial – Blog | Oxylabs
SwitchyOmega is a powerful and reliable proxy manager that works with many popular browsers. From our own experience, it is one of the best proxy plugins out there. This short blog post will show you how to implement Oxylabs Datacenter Proxies with SwitchyOmega.
What is SwitchyOmega?
It is a proxy manager specifically optimized for Chrome that allows you to switch between multiple proxies in a quick and easy way. As SwitchyOmega says themselves, ” think of it as a modern version of the “Proxy Settings” dialog. ”
It is a free and open-source tool. Together with a reliable proxy service, you will have a great and reliable tool for everyday use.
How to use proxies with SwitchyOmega
To start using proxies with SwitchyOmega, you will need to get the plugin first:
SwitchyOmega for ChromeSwitchyOmega for Firefox
Once you install it on your preferred browser, you will need to:
Open SwitchyOmega’s Options.
Then click on New profile.
Type in a Profile name. Choose Proxy Profile type and click Create.
Change the protocol to HTTP. Under Server, enter the code of one of the proxies you have purchased from us. Under Port, add 60000 if you are using username:password authentication method ( 65432 if you are using whitelisted IPs), click the lock button on the right.
After that, fill in your Username and Password and click Save changes. (If you have whitelisted your IP, you do not need to do this step at all. )
Click on Apply changes.
For the final step, click on the SwitchyOmega icon and choose your newly configured proxy. And that is it
We truly believe SwitchyOmega is one of the better proxy managers out there, so go ahead and give it a try. As mentioned before, SwitchyOmega does not provide proxies. In this case, you need to be sure that you are using the most reliable proxies for a smooth web scraping or browsing experience. Using SwitchyOmega with our Datacenter Proxies will help you avoid many browsing issues.
If you have questions on how to configure our proxies withSwitchyOmega or considering starting using Datacenter Proxies, contact our sales team or check out our documentation for more information.
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Manage and switch between multiple proxies quickly & easily.
The project is available as a Chromium Extension.
You can try it on Chrome Web Store,
or grab a packaged extension file (CRX) for offline installation on the Releases page.
Please report issues on the issue tracker.
Firefox Addon (Experimental)
There is also an experimental WebExtension port, which allows installing in
Firefox Nightly Version >= 56.
Since the WebExtensions API is still under heavy development on Mozilla’s side,
we strongly recommended using the Nightly channel (>= 56. 0) and update frequently.
The Developer Edition and Beta channels will not receive fixes as often and
therefore unsupported by SwitchyOmega. Some users report that it works with the
Firefox Developer Edition (>= 55) as well, but we strongly advise against doing
so. It won’t work at all in Firefox 54 Stable.
You can try it on Mozilla Add-ons,
or grab a packaged extension file (XPI) for offline installation on the Releases page.
Please make sure that you are using the latest Nightly build before you
Build number AND build date should be mentioned somewhere in the issue.
NOTE: PAC Profiles DO NOT work on Firefox due to AMO review policies. We will see what we can do.
This project contains a PAC generating module called omega-pac, which handles
the profiles model and compile profiles into PAC scripts. This module is standalone
and can be published to npm when the documentation is ready.
The folder omega-target contains browser-independent logic for managing the
options and applying profiles. Every public method is well documented in the comments.
Functions related to browser are not included, and shall be implemented in subclasses
of the omega-target classes.
omega-web is a web-based configuration interface for various options and profiles.
The interface works great with omega-target as the back-end.
omega-web alone is incomplete and requires a file named
containing an angular module omegaTarget. The module contains browser-dependent
code to communicate with omega-target back-end, and other code retrieving
browser-related state and information.
See the omega-target-chromium-extension/ file for an
example of such module.
The omega-target-* folders should contain environment-dependent code such as
browser API calls.
Each target folder should contain an extended OmegaTarget object, which
contains subclasses of the abstract base classes like Options. The classes
contains implementation of the abstract methods, and can override other methods
A target can copy the files in omega-web into its build to provide a web-based
configuration interface. If so, the target must provide the
file as described in the Options manager section.
Additionally, each target can contain other files and resources required for the
target, such as background pages and extension manifests.
For now, only one target has been implemented: The WebExtension target.
This target allows the project to be used as a Chromium extension in most
Chromium-based browsers and also as a Firefox Addon as mentioned above.
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Building the project
SwitchyOmega has migrated to use npm and grunt for building. Please note that
npm 2. x is required for this project.
To build the project:
# Install node and npm first (make sure npm –version > 2. 0), then:
sudo npm install -g [email protected] 2. 0 bower
# In the project folder:
npm run deps # This runs npm install in every module.
npm run dev # This runs npm link to aid local development.
# Note: the previous command may require sudo in some environments.
# The modules are now working. We can build now:
# After building, a folder will be generated:
cd.. # Return to project root.
# The folder above can be loaded as an unpacked extension in Chromium now.
To enable grunt watch, run grunt watch once in the omega-build directory.
This will effectively run grunt watch in every module in this project.
SwitchyOmega is licensed under GNU General Public License Version 3 or later.
SwitchyOmega is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.
SwitchyOmega is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with SwitchyOmega. If not, see Notice
SwitchyOmega currently does not have a dedicated project homepage. and similar webites are NOT affiliated with the SwitchyOmega project in any way, nor are they maintained by SwitchyOmega project members. Please refer to this Github repository and wiki for official information.
SwitchyOmega is not cooperating with any proxy providers, VPN providers or ISPs at the moment. No advertisement is displayed in SwitchyOmega project or software. Proxy providers are welcome to recommend SwitchyOmega as part of the solution in tutorials, but it must be made clear that SwitchyOmega is an independent project, is not affiliated with the provider and therefore cannot provide any support on network connections or proxy technology.
SwitchyOmega 目前没有专门的项目主页。 等网站与 SwitchyOmega 项目并无任何关联，也并非由 SwitchyOmega 项目成员维护。一切信息请以 Github 上的项目和 wiki 为准。
SwitchyOmega 目前未与任何代理提供商、VPN提供商或 ISP 达成任何合作协议，项目或软件中不包含任何此类广告。欢迎代理提供商在教程或说明中推荐 SwitchyOmega ，但请明确说明此软件是独立项目，与代理提供商无关，且不提供任何关于网络连接或代理技术的支持。
Frequently Asked Questions about switchyomega chrome
How do I use SwitchyOmega on Chrome?
What is SwitchyOmega? It is a proxy manager specifically optimized for Chrome that allows you to switch between multiple proxies in a quick and easy way. As SwitchyOmega says themselves, ” think of it as a modern version of the “Proxy Settings” dialog.” It is a free and open-source tool.Dec 4, 2020
What is SwitchyOmega?
SwitchyOmega is absolutely free and open source. It does not insert ads into any website. It contains absolutely no malware. It just does proxy configuration, and aims to be perfect tool of that.Aug 26, 2018
Is proxy SwitchyOmega safe?
Step1: To set proxy in Google Chrome Go to Option (Top-Right Side) > Click on Under the Hood Tab > Click on Change Proxy Settings and you can change Proxy from there.