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Chrome socks5 command line switch

In Windows the Chrome browser uses your system wide proxy settings. This can be a problem if you have a need to run different browsers and/or applications. An example would be running a Secure Shell proxy to get through a content filtering firewall.

To get around the Chrome system wide proxy settings, use a command line switch. Open or create a shortcut to Chrome/Chromium

chrome-socks5-cmd

--proxy-server="socks5://127.0.0.1:8080"

Replace 127.0.0.1 with your proxy address and 8080 with your proxy port.