Enable Proxy Support for Prism.

We talked about Mozilla's Prism earlier. Prism is built on Firefox engine but has none of the Firefox bells and whistles.. There is no way you can directly change any settings. I am behind a proxy most of the time so I tried to figure out a way to setup the proxy for Prism. The method is not very intuitive but here it is.

  1. Run prism. The following dialog should pop up.

    Type about:config into the URL field. Give it a name like config and enable the check box Desktop to create a desktop icon. Click OK.
  2. Once the above steps are done, an icon named config would have been created on your Desktop.
    Double click that shortcut to see the following window.

    Click "I'll be careful, I promise!" button to show the main configuration screen.
  3. Type network.proxy into the Filter field.
  4. Double click on network.proxy.type and give it anyone of the following values:
    0 - Direct connection, no proxy. (Default)
    1 - Manual proxy configuration. (If in doubt, select this)
    2 - Proxy auto-configuration (PAC).
    4 - Auto-detect proxy settings.
    5 - Use system proxy settings (Default in Linux).
  5. Double click on network.proxy.http and enter the IP Address of your proxy server.
  6. Double click on network.proxy.http_port and enter the port of your proxy server.
  7. Repeat the above two steps for network.proxy.ssl and network.proxy.ssl_port

For your information, this is how my values look:
network.proxy.type = 1
network.proxy.http =
network.proxy.http_port = 8080
network.proxy.ssl =
network.proxy.ssl_port = 8080
That's all. You can now close the about:config window. Now prism should start working over the proxy.

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