Firefox is a web browser that is developed and released by Mozilla. The browser provides a variety of options for configuring proxy settings in the system. The browser has features for detecting a proxy found in the network or you can use proxy settings in the browser or from third party developers. The main function of a proxy server is to act as an intermediary and filter web-browsing traffic. Some networks will require proxy settings for connecting to the internet and incorrect proxy settings will block you from accessing the internet from the Firefox browser. Below we discuss how to setup proxy in Mozilla Firefox settings menu.
- The first step is to open the Firefox browser by double clicking on its icon in the desktop or by clicking on the quick launch icon in the taskbar.
- You can set the proxy settings in the Firefox browser from the Connection Settings window in the Firefox application. To open the window, click on the Firefox Menu button in the top of the browser window.
- Now click on the Advanced option that is found under the Options tab in the browser window.
- When the Advanced tab opens, look for the Network menu option in the top of the window and click on it.
- Now click on the Settings button found under the option named Connection.
- Now you can see various options for setting the proxy like the No Proxy option that disables the use of proxy settings completely and Use System Proxy option that makes the browser to use the proxy configured in your Windows computer.
- Another set of proxy settings is the Manual Proxy Configuration option that allows the user to set the proxy settings manually and access the internet using the specified settings. The Auto-detect Proxy Settings option can be selected if you opt to select the proxy system in the network automatically.
- If you have selected the Manual Proxy option, fill the details in the window that appears concerning the different settings for accessing internet.