Setting up a proxy in KDE

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KDE, short for K Desktop Environment, is a Linux desktop environment that provides a graphical user interface shell. Configuring a proxy in KDE can be done either through the system interface or via the terminal. This enables you to route your Internet traffic, bypass regional restrictions, change your IP address to access blocked platforms, and surf the web anonymously.

Step-by-step guide on how to set up a proxy in KDE

  1. Open system settings.


  2. Navigate to the “Network” section.


  3. Find the “Proxy” tab and choose “Use manually specified proxy configuration”. Enter the IP-address and port of the proxy server. KDE supports HTTP, HTTPS, and SOCKS protocols.


  4. For private proxies, enter your username and password in the authorization window that appears during the first connection after setup.


Setting up a proxy in KDE via terminal

  1. Open the terminal using the key combination “Ctrl+Alt+T”.
  2. Configure the HTTP/HTTPS proxy using the http_proxy and https_proxy environment variables. Use the following commands, replacing username, password, your_proxy_address, and port with your proxy details:


  3. Configure a SOCKS proxy using the all_proxy=socks5:


  4. Reboot the terminal or run source ~/.bashrc to apply the changes.
  5. Check if the configured proxy is working using the “curl” command with the “-x” options. Replace “” with the address of the site you want to open:


The setup is complete, and you can now use KDE proxies to access previously inaccessible resources and bypass other restrictions.