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For networks that use proxy servers to connect to the internet, it is important that IT Administrators understand how to change the internet explorer (or Google Chrome) settings on client computers. For IE, I fire up Internet Explorer (by running iexplore.exe or going through the strenuous process of Start >> All Programs (then wait a few seconds) >> Internet Explorer) and then I wait for my numerous tabs to load.

Change proxy settings in Google Chrome

I fire up Google Chrome (I believe you know how to do that). and then go to settings (You could do that by typing chrome://settings on your address bar and pressing ENTER), and then “Show Advanced Settings”, then scrolling down to click on “Show Proxy settings”.

Long and tedious I must say.

With all the tabs that could possibly be running on Internet Explorer, getting IE up and running after, say, five seconds could be very difficult. And if I were to be in a hurry (I always am in a hurry), waiting would be very frustrating, especially on really slow PCs.

How then do I quickly change proxy settings?

It’s quick and easy. Just run inetcpl.cpl, and you’re there. You can now click the Connections tab and then LAN Settings to change the proxy settings.

IE proxy settings

If you want it even quicker, you could create a shortcut that could point you directly to the connections tab. Here’s how to do this:

Create a shortcut anywhere you wish (probably on your desktop) to

%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,4

And that’s it.

Do you feel there are easier ways of changing your proxy settings? Please drop them in the comments section below. Don’t forget to like and share

[UPDATE: There is even an easier way! Just using a registry hack, I can do all of these in just one double-click!]

 

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