- First, to set up a proxy properly and to be protected you should clean your cache, cookie, and visits history. Press on the triple line icon at the upper right corner of the browser and press the “Library” button.
- Then, press the “History” button. And after, press the “Clear Recent History…” button.
- In the newly opened window “Clear All History” choose the “Everything” from the “Time range to clear” drop-down box. Put a tick for every item and press the “Clear Now” button.
- Press the triple line icon once again, and press the “Options” button.
- At the top of the settings, there is a search field. Let’s use it to make a search for a proxy menu easier. Type in the “proxy” word.
- Press the “Settings” of the found item.
- “Connection Settings” opens. Choose the “Manual proxy configuration” option, enter the private proxy server data in the “HTTP Proxy” field and do not forget about the “Port” field. If you don’t have such data you probably need to get one - Proxy-Seller provides only private proxies. We will use one from our proxies as an example. Put a tick for “Use this proxy server for all protocols” and for “Do not prompt for authentication if password is saved”. Then, press the “OK” button to save changes.
To make the right choice, you have to understand the HTTP(S) and SOCKS(4,5) proxies difference.
- If your proxy server has authentication by login and password, then you should enter any request to a search field and the authorization window will appear.
That’s all. Firefox is configured with a proxy server.
The main reason for disabling proxies in Mozilla Firefox is to make changes to your browser options. And for this, you need to have information about the actual IP address.
Disabling proxy in Mozilla Firefox
If the proxy was configured using standard browser tools, a conflict may occur, so this setting should be turned off.
- Open the settings, type in the search field “Proxy” word:
- Open the connection settings and change the switch from “Manual proxy configuration” to “No proxy”. Click “OK”:
After making changes and reconnecting the proxy, you must definitely clear the cache. This is important for the reason for remembering the history of visited sites, as well as the presence of cookies that contain personal data, which may adversely affect the entire browser in the future.
Clearing Cache in Mozilla Firefox
To preserve the anonymity of personal data, it is advisable to carry out such cleaning after completing work on the Internet as often as possible:
- go to the "Settings" section and click "Privacy";
- Find the “Delete Recent History” link;
- indicate for which period the data should be deleted and click the corresponding icon;
- mark a visit log, cache, cookie;
- "Clear now".
Next, go to the “General” section in the “Settings” category and opposite “Proxy Server”, select “Configure”.
Need a proxy server working not only on Firefox but for all network connections? Configure proxies through the Proxifier program.