On my ubuntu desktop, i have both firefox and chrome installed. firefox works fine with my proxy settings, but chrome won't. When I try to change the settings in chrome, (advanced settings / network/ change proxy), I get the following error message:

When running Google Chrome under a supported desktop environment, the system proxy settings will be used. However, either your system is not supported or there was a problem launching your system configuration. But you can still configure via the command line. Please see man google-chrome-stable for more information on flags and environment variables.

The proxy settings for my system are correct. Any suggestions on how to get chrome working would be appreciated.

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If you want to use proxy in Chrome you have to change whole system proxy ! on Settings > Network > Network Proxy
change settings here you will get the effects in Chrome. done

  • Hi there. thanks for the response. That's one of the first things that I tried. But it still isn't working.
    – dot
    Nov 23, 2014 at 16:30
  • @dot save your time and use firefox Nov 23, 2014 at 16:54
  • that's not an option for me. I'm going to be doing web programming so i need to test in all browsers.
    – dot
    Nov 24, 2014 at 19:49

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