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The ProxySwitch completes ideally the WebAssistant - Proxy Offline Browser.


Structure of the proxy configuration

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

[Name http=... ]

Proxy configuration

You can use the following keywords for the configuration:

http =IP address:[ 80|port] https =IP address:[ 443|port] ftp =IP address:[ 21|port] all =IP address:[ 80|port] socks =IP address:[1080|port] socks4=IP address:[1080|port] noProxy=... url=...
http, https, ftp, socks or socks4
Enter the proxy for any required protocol.
The same proxy is used for the protocols http, https and ftp.
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 to the script for the automatic proxy configuration.
[MM3-WebAssistant http = https = ftp = noProxy= ] [localProxy all= ] [provider http=HTTP-Proxy of you provider ] [script url= ]

Predefined proxy configurations

The following two proxy configurations are predefined. These can be extended with additional settings.

[System ... ] [Auto ]
Use system proxy settings.
Auto-detect proxy settings for this network.


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.

[MM3-WebAssistant http=... homepage= ]

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.

[MM3-WebAssistant http=... clear=cache ]


To switch between different proxy configurations, you can use the following four keyboard shortcuts:

Ctrl + Shift + 1
Ctrl + Shift + 4

The first four proxy configurations are activated or switched over.

An individual assignment of shortcuts by users does not provide WebExtionsion. If another extension already uses the same shortcuts, you have to decide which extension should use these shortcuts. In that case, delete both extensions and install the extension first, which should use the hotkeys.

Activation of a proxy configuration

If you select a proxy configuration, then this is immediately used per default. With active=no the select configuration is entered. The direct connection to the internet is used, however.

[MM3-WebAssistant http=... active=no ]
This is obvious if you use the automation of the proxy configuration and you don't need a proxy at every location.

Change Symbol

The keyword symbol can be used to change the representation for a proxy configuration. This allows each active proxy configuration or a direct Internet connection to be displayed differently.

symbol=[color:color value;] [colorActive:color value;] [shape[:square]]
color:color value
For a direct Internet connection
Default color value is #808080 for gray
colorActive:color value
For an active proxy configuration
Default color value is #900 for red

Color value must be specified according to HTML or CSS syntax.

By default, the symbol is displayed
Symbol is displayed as a square

The keywords can be defined inside and outside a proxy configuration; within, the keywords apply only to this proxy configuration.

[MM3-WebAssistant http=... symbol=colorActive:green ] [Company http=... symbol=colorActive:blue;shape:square ] ... symbol=color:#000

For a direct Internet connection, the symbol is always displayed in "black" (#000). If the proxy configuration "MM3-WebAssistant" is activated, the symbol "MM3" is displayed "green". If the proxy configuration "Company" is selected, the symbol is displayed as a square. If "Company" is then activated, the color changes from "black" to "blue".


Lines can be marked as comment lines. These lines can only contain comments.


Comment lines start with the character: #

# These are three comment lines: # Proxy configuration to use the # MM3-WebAssistant - Proxy Offline Browser [MM3-WebAssistant http=... ]

DNS lookups

The keyword proxyDNS controls whether DNS lookups for socks version 5 clients happen on the client or on the proxy server. With the value true the proxy server perform DNS lookups.

[Company socks=... proxyDNS=true ]

Automatic switching

If you use different networks with your laptop computer, then the required configuration can be determined 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.

testUrl=URL [direct|proxy|both]
URL to be checked.
Check is executed if you activate in the Firefox: Direct connection to the Internet.
Check is only executed if a proxy configuration is activated.
Check is always executed

If in the test the URL is available, the proxy configuration is used.

The testURL can be noted inside and outside a proxy configuration; for inside, the testURL only applies to this proxy configuration.

[MM3-WebAssistant http=... testUrl= both ]

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

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