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Perl script to change the proxy settings of Google chrome

by ambidexter (Initiate)
on Jun 27, 2013 at 07:24 UTC ( #1040936=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
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Hi Monks, Am using this perl script to open a Google Chrome Web Browser in Windows 7. But how to change the proxy settings of Google Chrome from perl script
sub open_default_browser { my $url = shift; my $platform = $^O; my $cmd; if ($platform eq 'MSWin32') { $cmd = "start $url"; } # W +in95..Win7 if (defined $cmd) { system($cmd); } else { die "Can't locate default browser"; } } open_default_browser("http://www.gmail.com/");

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Re: Perl script to change the proxy settings of Google chrome (API)
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 27, 2013 at 07:36 UTC
Re: Perl script to change the proxy settings of Google chrome
by dasgar (Deacon) on Jun 27, 2013 at 08:12 UTC

    I haven't looked into setting web proxy settings for a specific browser, but you might want to check out the netsh command's winhttp context commands to set the proxy setting for the entire Windows OS. This will affect all of your web browsers that you have installed. If that accomplishes what you want as far as proxy settings go, you can then have your Perl code make a system call to run the netsh command.

      Yes dasgar,

      Currently i have this as a work around (using set proxy). But specifically i need to change only Chrome's proxy settings. However i had a look at the link posted by "rovf" but i didn't get anything that suits my criteria. Anyway i'll pass on this for now.

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