How to get ProxySwitchy working in Chrome again [Updated]

If you’re a fan of Chrome and you need to use a proxy to secure your traffic once in a while, you’ve probably been using ProxySwitchy to get things running. You’ve probably also noticed how it’s broken down in the last couple of weeks, suspiciously timed to the release of Google Chrome 12. Yep, it’s broken. Here’s how to fix it on Mac OSX.

Step 1: If you’re using a PAC file, go to your System Preferences > Network > Advanced > Proxies > Automatic Proxy Configuration and make sure the URL to your PAC file is correct. Because if you were using Auto Switch Rules, the URL might have been replaced with a weird Chrome extension path.

Step 2: Uninstall ProxySwitchy.

Step 3: Upgrade to Chrome 13. (Here’s the technical background)

Step 4: Install Proxy SwitchyPlus SwitchySharp.

Step 5: You should be taken to the SwitchySharp options page. Configure your proxy and switch rules like you did before. On the “Network” tab, make sure the “Revert proxy changes done by other apps” is checked.

Now your proxy switcher as well as switch rules should be working again.

I’m leaving the comments open in case you have additions or corrections to this.