How to Disable a Proxy Server in Google Chrome

By C. Taylor

Proxies conceal your actual IP address by making websites see the proxy's address instead. Windows 7 allows you to configure a proxy address for use when browsing websites or performing other online activities. Although some browsers override this proxy setting with their own, Google Chrome relies on the Windows proxy settings. Disabling a proxy server in the Windows proxy settings disables it for your entire system. If you only need to disable the proxy in Google Chrome, there is a better solution.

Step 1

Click the "Start" button and type "Google Chrome" into the search field.

Step 2

Right-click "Google Chrome" in the search results and select "Properties" from the pop-up menu.

Step 3

Type " --no-proxy-server" without quotes at the very end of the "Target" field in the "Google Chrome Properties" window. Place the text outside the closing quotation marks in the target field, and type a space before the dashes. For example, the complete text in the target field might be:"C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --no-proxy-serverThe text encased in quotation marks may differ on your system, depending on where you installed Google Chrome and if you are running a 64-bit system.

Step 4

Click "OK," then "Continue" in the confirmation window. If you are not currently logged in as an administrator, enter the administrator password.

Step 5

Click the Google Chrome shortcut again to run Google Chrome with proxies disabled.

Tips & Warnings

  • To re-enable proxies, remove the "--no-proxy-server" option from the command line.