One of the most frustrating thing about Chrome is that it doesn’t use separate proxy setting. Its proxy settings are shared with Windows.
So whenever you want to make a change for Chrome proxy, it’ll affect all other applications that use Windows proxy setting including Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.
However, after digging around in Chromium Dev documentation and a few trials and errors, I’ve found a way to setup Chrome to use SOCK5 without having to use Windows network setting.
The thing is Chrome can accept command-line option when it starts up. You can pass some parameters to Chrome using command-line or via Shortcuts. For convenience sake, I’ll mention here only Shortcut method, but command-line junkie can feel free to type it in command prompt.
- Right-click your Chrome Shortcut, Choose Properties
- Then Type in –proxy-server=socks5://127.0.0.1:9050 (Change to correct IP and Port for your proxy)
This is it! When you click on that Shortcut to start Chrome, you’ll notice your Chrome is connecting to the internet via your proxy.
Source : Chromium Dev