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When I try to register a new online account the authentication screen just hangs and finally ends in "An error occured while loading the authenication page".

I have tried to do this both at work (where it hangs) and at home, where it works perfectly. The difference is that at work we have a proxy.

authentication loading

I have tried to configure the proxy in the system and "apply system wide" but the authentication still hangs on 'loading' animation.

proxy configuration

So the question is, how do I configure a proxy for the authentication in online accounts dialog?

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In my case, these lines are already set. But I have the same error. – user117855 Dec 31 '12 at 14:01

The solution to this problem is to use dconf-editor, as reported here: How can gnome based applications such as rhythmbox use a proxy

Thanks to Jobin for his link to the above solution, see his post here

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Kaz Wolfe Sep 19 '14 at 23:41

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