Setting up your proxies in Google Chrome is nice and easy. Although you will likely not be using your proxies in the browser very often, it's good to have the ability to browse from behind a proxy so if something goes wrong with one of your programs, you can dig into the issue a little more. 

First, let's set up Chrome. Download the Proxy Switchy Extension and install it. Restart Chrome if you have to. You should now see a small globe to the right of your URL bar. If you click it, a dropdown appears:

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Click on Options and you will be taken to this page:

 proxy-switchy-options.jpgNow we can add a proxy. Name the profile name whatever you want, and then log into your proxy51 account and click on 'View Proxies'. Grab any one of the proxies and copy the IP address into the "HTTP Proxy" field of Proxy Switchy. Now before continuing, go back to proxy51 and copy the username and password for that proxy to your clipboard.

Click 'Save' on the Proxy Switchy options. You should see a green "Options Saved" box at the top of the screen. Now close the tab. When you click on the globe icon in the top right again, you should see the proxy profile you just made. Click on it. Now click on the globe again, and make sure the checkmark is next to your proxy profile and not "<Current Profile>". Click on it again if you have to.

Navigate to the Proxy51 Proxy Test at http://www.proxy51.com/php/ip_info.php. You should see a login box popup (if it does not, see our troubleshooting articles):
 
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Enter your username and password, which you should have copied on your clipboard. If successful, you should see the following:

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If you do not see this page, please checkout our troubleshooting articles, and of course do not hesitate to contact us.

Note: due to a way that Google Chrome works internally, you unfortunately have to enter your username and password every time you switch proxies. This is one reason why you should not use the browser too often, but it is not too inconvenient for testing purposes.