Proxy Switcher allows you to automatically execute actions, based on the detected network connection. As the name indicates, Proxy Switcher comes with some default actions, for example setting proxy settings for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera.
Now you do not longer need a bunch of clicks to set the proxy for a specific network. Just configure Proxy Switcher to automatically detect a network and execute all actions you like.
1. Where can I report bugs or request additional features?
Use the Forum or drop me a line via support [at] this domain.
2. I've installed Version 3.5 and now all icons under the "Add Action" menu are gone. Now what?
Due to a change in the Ribbon control, the allowed icon format and size have been changed. Uninstall the action AddIns and re-install the new versions from here.
3. Can my configuration from Version 2 be migrated to Version 3
Sorry, actually there is no automatic process for a configuration migration, mostly because some main concepts has changed.
4. After a reboot, Proxy Switcher does not start automatically anymore or all configured networks are gone.
This could be a problem with the Windows 7 Location API. Start Proxy Switcher, go to the Settings-Tab and open the settings. Uncheck "Use Windows 7 Location API", click "Save" and restart Proxy Switcher.
5. What technologies are used for Proxy Switcher?
Proxy Switcher is built on .NET 4 including WPF as the user interface. The ribbon is a free and open source control called "Fluent" and can be downloaded here.
Also Proxy Switcher uses MEF (Microsoft Managed Extensibility Framework) as the Add-In System. Therefore it is easy to extent Proxy Switcher. For a detailed description go to the Developer tab.
6. Why is Proxy Switcher not open source?
Proxy Switcher is free to use without limitations for personal and commercial use.
It is not planned for now, but maybe in the future there will be an enterprise version which has to be licensed. That is the reason why it is not open source.
UNINSTALL THE PREVIOUS VERSION BEFORE INSTALLING THE NEW VERSION. All settings and configurations will be preserved.
! If you are updating from a version before 3.5 make sure to update all additional AddIns from the More AddIns page. Otherwise the icons may be not visible.
|Title||Description||Min. Required Version||Author||Download|
|Skype (Proxy)||Use this action to change the proxy settings for Skype.||3.2||Marco Wiedemeyer||Download|
|TortoiseSVN||Use this action to change the proxy settings for TortoiseSVN.||3.2||Marco Wiedemeyer||Download|
|Change Wallpaper||Use this action to change your Desktop Wallpaper.||3.2||Marco Wiedemeyer||Download|
|Change Homepage||Change Homepage for IE, Opera and Firefox.||3.2||Marco Wiedemeyer||Download|
|Social Media Update||With this AddIn you can update your Facebook, Twitter and SharePoint 2010 MySite status.||3.2||Marco Wiedemeyer||Download|
Proxy Switcher is ready for an enterprise deployment. Therefore it comes with an ADMX Group Policy Template.
With the group policy template, one is able to distribute and lock Proxy Switcher settings via Active Directory.
The ADMX template can be downloaded on the Download Page. After installing the template (see also this Microsoft How-To) you will find a new group under "Administrative Templates" in the Group Policy Editor. To get to the editor, login to the domain controller where you have installed the template, go to Start -> Administrative Tools -> Group Policy Management. Choose one of the GPOs and click Edit.
What can I do with these settings?
That's easy. You can control the following things on a company-wide level:
How does it looks like?
Network actions are implemented as AddIns, based on the Microsoft Managed Extensibility Framework.
Therefore, creating a new action is very easy. Follow these steps to create your first action AddIn. If you think it could be interested for others as well, drop me a line, or post it on the Forum. I will add it then to the catalog of available action AddIns.
The EASIEST way to start creating your own AddIn: