ProxySwitch

You would like to save web pages and use these offline?

The ProxySwitch completes ideally the WebAssistant - Proxy Offline Browser.

Use




Editor for the proxy configuration


You can use the following keywords for the configuration:

http, ssl, ftp, gopher and socks
Enter the proxy for any required protocol.
Note
  • For the protocol socks version 4 you enter: socks4
  • The protocol gopher isn't available in Firefox 4.
all
The same proxy is used for all protocols.
noProxy
For the given domains the proxy shall not be used.
Several domains are separated by a comma. This corresponds to the syntax of Firefox.
url
URL to the script for the automatic proxy configuration.
With the parameter reload the script is loaded newly when switching.

Every configuration has a definite name and starts with the bracket [ and ends with the bracket ].
This name is displayed in the popup menu.
The bracket [ and ] as well as every keyword must be in a new line.
According to the structure in the following example.

Example

   [MM3-WebAssistant
     http=127.0.0.1:8080
     ssl =127.0.0.1:8080
     ftp =127.0.0.1:8080
     noProxy=127.0.0.1:8080
   ]
   [localProxy
     all=192.168.0.1:8080
   ]
   [provider
     http=HTTP-Proxy of you provider
   ]
   [script1
     url=http://www.example.com/proxy.pac
   ]
   [script2
     url=reload http://www.example.com/proxy.pac
   ]
 

The two following proxy settings can in addition be specified:

Auto
Auto-detect proxy settings for this network
System
Use system proxy settings

Example

   [Auto
   ]
   [System
   ]
	

Homepage

When switching over the proxy configuration a other homepage can be displayed. To this you indicate the homepage at the respective proxy configuration with the keyword homepage.

Example

  [MM3-WebAssistant
    http=...

    homepage=http://www.Proxy-Offline-Browser.com
  ]

Delete browser cache

Before you use the Offline Browser WebAssistant - Proxy Offline Browser, the cache of your browser should be deleted. With the keyword clear this is carried out automatically.

Example

  [MM3-WebAssistant
    http=...

    clear=cache
  ]

Shortcut

You can define short keys to switch between different proxy configurations.

Used keywords:
modifiers
alt, control, shift, accel, meta (only for Macintosh)
If you need several modifiers, then you separate these by comma.
keycode

Note

Please, restart the program after the definition.
If it shouldn't work after this, the short key is already used by another function.

Example

  [MM3-WebAssistant
    http=...

    modifiers=alt,control
    keycode=w
  ]

At the same time press the short key: <alt> <control> <w>
The proxy configuration MM3-WebAssistant is then used.

Preference config

Would you like to change further preferences at switching of the proxy configuration? You set these to the keyword config: and a preference (name=value) at the respective proxy configuration.

Example

  [ProxyDNS
    socks=...

    config:network.proxy.socks_remote_dns=true
  ]

The preference name network.proxy.socks_remote_dns controls whether DNS lookups for SOCKS v5 clients happen on the client or on the proxy server. With the value true the proxy server perform DNS lookups.

Activation of a proxy configuration

If you select a proxy configuration, then this is immediately used per default. With the keyword direct the select configuration is entered. The direct connection to the internet is used, however.

Example

  [MM3-WebAssistant
    http=...

    direct=yes
  ]

Note

This is obvious if you use the automation of the proxy configuration and you don't need a proxy at every location.


Standard settings

If you liked to assign a standard setting to a keyword, then you give this pre-allocation after the last closing bracket ]

This is possible for the following keywords:
http, ssl, ftp, gopher, socks, socks4, noProxy, clear and homepage

Example

  [MM3-WebAssistant
    http=...

  ]
  clear=cache
  homepage=http://www.Proxy-Offline-Browser.com

Automation of the proxy configuration

If you use different networks with your laptop computer, then the required configuration can be determined automatically. There are two possibilities for it.

IP-Address determines proxy configuration

The IP address used currently determines the matching proxy configuration from several deposited entries.

The respective IP address is the name of the proxy configuration.
If you need an area of IP addresses, then you indicate only the constant part with that the IP address starts.

Optional the configuration with the name: default
This configuration is used, if nones of the given IPs are found.

You see the used syntax at the following example.

Example

  • Configurations for the IP adresses:
    • IP address: 192.168.0.1
    • IP address area: 10.0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255
  • One configuration for all other IPs

Enter for this in the editor:

     [192.168.0.1
       http=...
     ]
     [10.
       http=...
     ]
     [default
       http=...
     ]
     import=IP

The entry import=IP activates this function so that at every restart of the Firefox the matching proxy configuration is used.
Alternative: Use the ProxySwitch menu: Import IP

Note

If several, in the ProxySwitch registered IPs are available in your network, then the last entry is used.

Import of the proxy configuration from the Internet Explorer

If your Internet Explorer is already configured automatically into dependence of your network environment, then you can use this configuration also in the Firefox.

This proxy configuration gets the name in the ProxySwitch: IE

Enter for this in the editor:

    import=IE

Now every restart of the Firefox imports the active proxy configuration of the Internet Explorer.
Alternative: Use the ProxySwitch menu: Import IE

Note

This function is only available in the Firefox (version 1.5 and higher) for Windows.

Switching automatically

Starting the Firefox it is checked whether an URL is available. Into dependence of this test the direct connection to the Internet or the proxy is used.

Syntax

testUrl=URL [direct|proxy|both] [name]
URL
URL to be checked.
Mode
direct
Check is executed if you activate in the Firefox: Direct connection to the Internet.
proxy
Check is only executed if a proxy configuration is activated.
both
Check is always executed
If in the test the URL is available, the proxy configuration is used.
name
Check is only executed if the proxy configuration is activated with this name.
If name is missing, the check is always executed.

Example

  [MM3-WebAssistant
    http=...

  ]
  testUrl=http://127.0.0.1:8080 both MM3-WebAssistant

The availability of the WebAssistant - Proxy Offline Browser is checked here.
If this proxy has started, then this is used.


Editor: Format

The type can be formed with CSS syntax for font, size, colour, background etc.

Syntax

style:editor=CSS-Syntax
CSS-Syntax
Code for the formatting

Example

  [MM3-WebAssistant
    http=...

  ]
  style:editor=font-family:monospace;


In the editor the text is displayed with a monospace font.



Product Homepage

http://www.Proxy-Offline-Browser.com/ProxySwitch/

Note of thanks and development history

http://www.Proxy-Offline-Browser.com/ProxySwitch/developmentHistory

Get Involved

http://www.Proxy-Offline-Browser.com/benefit

License

Creative Commons Creative Commons GNU GPL GNU GPL

You would like to save web pages and use these offline?

With the WebAssistant - Proxy Offline Browser you click a link and the page is shown as normal, also adds the page to an archive on your hard disk enabling offline access, bookmarking and searching.
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