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.
- Run prism. The following dialog should pop up.
about:configinto the URL field. Give it a name like config and enable the check box Desktop to create a desktop icon. Click OK.
- 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.
- Type network.proxy into the Filter field.
- 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).
- Double click on network.proxy.http and enter the IP Address of your proxy server.
- Double click on network.proxy.http_port and enter the port of your proxy server.
- 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 = 192.168.0.1
network.proxy.http_port = 8080
network.proxy.ssl = 192.168.0.1
network.proxy.ssl_port = 8080
That's all. You can now close the about:config window. Now prism should start working over the proxy.