A lot of people (especially working people with mobile devices like notebook/netbooks) need to use different proxy servers at home and office. There are several Firefox extensions available to achieve the required functionality but IMHO Multiproxy Switch(Mozilla Addon Page) is the best because

  1. Its simple and easy to use. It does what it should. No fancy/extra terrestrial stuff. Just switch proxies :)
  2. Easy and Firefox like interface to specify different proxies. Many extensions add their own fancy interfaces for specifying proxies which eventually suck big time.
  3. I am a fan of this one. The No-Proxy list. I could never understand those regular expression based no-proxy lists in FoxyProxy. Multiproxy Switch has Firefox like No-Proxy list which rocks and understandable :)

If you happen to come across a better proxy switcher for Firefox, do let us know :)

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Switch proxies | Christianwarne
October 1, 2012 at 3:10 AM


1 smr December 22, 2009 at 8:07 PM
2 Peter Moss March 15, 2010 at 1:55 AM

I would be very careful about using any external proxy. Your traffic can be monitored and logged.

Easier is to setup your own proxy, with some sort of authentication so that it is not easily discovered.


3 F. J. February 27, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Do these extensions allow FF to use different proxies on simultaneous requests? Looking to use iMacros to automatically change the proxy FF uses in a loop.

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