Proxy Toggle

Proxy Toggle

Toggle between direct connection and a single proxy server via a toolbar icon.

Proxy Toggle
What is Proxy Toggle?
Proxy Toggle is a Firefox addon designed for easy swapping between a direct Internet connection and a proxy server. It overrides the standard Firefox proxy settings and supports HTTP/HTTPS/SOCKS4/SOCKS5 proxy types. Additional features comprise of Username/Password authentication and an option to ignore proxy for local network addresses. Users can access the addon's source code to review it.
Merlin
Stats
Rating: 4.50 (133)
Version: 1.2.1 (Last updated: 2019-09-16)
Creation date: 2017-10-27
Weekly download count: 3,139
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
  • proxy
  • <all_urls>
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
Size: 12.66K
URLs: Website
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Summary

IMPORTANT: You need to fill in your proxy server details on the addon's options page before use (see the screenshot).

Switch between a direct internet connection and using a proxy server with a single click on the toolbar icon or the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+Y by default). This addon overrides the standard Firefox proxy settings, so don't expect to use both.

Features include: -

  • Support for HTTP/HTTPS/SOCKS4/SOCKS5 proxy types
  • Username/password authentication
  • Remote DNS (SOCKS only)
  • Option to skip proxy for local network addresses
This is intended to be a simple addon that's easy to configure. I don't plan to add support for additional features (e.g. multiple proxy servers, exceptions), so please look elsewhere for those.

The icon will change to match your theme colours if you set "svg.context-properties.content.enabled" to true in about:config (without that setting only Mozilla addons can do this).

Since 1.2.1 the addon requires the scary sounding "Access your data for all websites" permission. This is because we've switched to using the new proxy.onRequest method rather than PAC files, so need to know when any request is made to any URL in order to have the opportunity to proxy it. The previous method is being removed in Firefox 71, so this is a necessary change.

Users are welcome to review the source code by downloading the addon .xpi and changing the extension to .zip. None of it is in any way obfuscated. You can contact me via the linked support site for any specific issues or bugs.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Useful
  • Simple
  • Works well
Cons
  • No proxy setup page on Android Firefox
  • Could have option to toggle proxy for tabs
Most mentioned
  • Useful
  • Simple
  • Works
  • Great app
Recent reviews
Very good
by Emily Cook, 2024-03-28

by Joseph, 2024-02-27
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Safety
Risk impact

Proxy Toggle is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Proxy Toggle if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

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

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