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Have to disable proxy every time I need to connect, how do I disable it permanantly?

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Each time I run Firefox, whatever address I try to connect, I receive message saying unavailable. I then go to "Tools","Options","Advanced","Network","Settings", and change "use system proxy settings" to "no proxy". Then Firefox works perfectly, but if I stop Firefox and later run again, I have to change the proxy settings again. I want to make the initial change permanent.

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Diego Victor
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Hello,

Instead your change to no proxy, change to "use the system proxy settings"

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Using that option is the problem, it causes Firefox to stop connecting. Firefox will only work with setting "No Proxy"

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Diego Victor
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Go to "about:config", search for this option "network.proxy.type", change the value to 0

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Question owner

found option "network.proxy.type" and value was already set at 0

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Question owner

found option "network.proxy.type" and value was already set at 0

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Diego Victor
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See your configurations of internet this happens only in FX?

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cor-el
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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window.

If you do not keep changes after a restart or otherwise have problems with preferences, see:

You can check for recently installed suspicious software on your computer in "Control Panel > Programs".

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mdrandall 0 solutions 2 answers

I have tried that and it works until I turn my computer off. When restarting the proxy comes back.

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cor-el
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Which security software (firewall, anti-virus) do you have?

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Avast Internet Security Suite

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mdrandall 0 solutions 2 answers

On my system I found the culprit to be my Norton Security Software. When I changed the proxy setting in Norton my problem has gone away.

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me4all55 1 solutions 13 answers

How to Disable Proxy Settings in Mozilla Firefox?

  • 1. Open the Firefox browser.
  • 2. Click the drop down menu in the top left of the Firefox browser and then click "Options."
  • 3. The Options window will appear.
  • 4. Select the "Advanced" tab.
  • 5. On the "Advanced" tab, click the "Network" tab and then the "Settings" button.
  • 6. Select the option that says "No Proxy."
  • 7. Click "OK" and then click "OK" again to disable the proxy settings.
  • 8. Proxy settings are now disabled in Firefox.

Hope this Video Helps : How to Disable Proxy Settings in Mozilla Firefox

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Have done this previously, now once again, but after unloading/stopping Firefox. This setting then changes back to using Proxy, and I then have much trouble using Firefox, until I again edit the setting to "No Proxy". it is a pain ITB. Seems the edit is not saved! Why?

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