Turn socks proxy on and off with a click

What is fireproxy?

fireproxy is a Firefox add-on by Giulio Pizzini. This add-on has 19 daily active users and a poor user rating of 2.00. The latest version, 0.31, was updated 3 years ago.

Stats date:
Users: 19
Rating: 2.00 (2)
Version: 0.31 (Last updated: 2020-09-26)
Creation date: 2019-07-06
Weekly download count: 4
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • proxy
  • storage
Size: 83.83K
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
By clicking on the extension button on the toolbar you switch between these two states by modifying the browser's proxy settings:

1) no proxy

2) socks5 proxy on localhost port 1080 with proxy for DNS enabled

For the plugin to work you need to set 'Run in Private Windows' to 'Allow' in the Option page (right click on the extension button and choose 'Manage Extension').
Also, you need to have a socks proxy active, the extension is only switching the browser proxy settings, not providing the proxy itself
User reviews
Version 0.31 not working with Firefox 84.0 on Linux. After previously posting a review regarding another issue developer promptly responded with new version (0.2), which fixed issue, but then the proxy would defaults to "on" after every browser restart, even if proxy is off at time of restart. The developer also promptly fixed this after being notified.
by schnappi, 2020-12-16

doesn't work response: yes, sure, I know. I was using the Addon “Socks Proxy” so far, but since today it is not working correctly anymore. I tested your proxy switcher. Unfortunately, it allows only a predefined port (I was using 8080, now I had to switch to 1080). Not really a problem. But it would be nice to set the ports also in your addon. But Clicking on your switch-button did not enable the proxy. I found then a note that it would only work in private mode. This was then already the dead for the addon. I need it in all firefox windows. Nevertheless, I was interested whether it works in private window, but there the button was even not present! I failed to find it. In the regular firefox window it was present. Thus, the idea is great and actually exactly what I need, but unfortunately, it is still in a very early stage of development and not well tested. BTW, I found an addon that works: "Proxy Toggle".
by p1973, 2019-07-24
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Risk impact

fireproxy requires very minimum permissions and is relatively safe to use.

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Risk likelihood

fireproxy has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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