Redirect Chrome Through Socks5 Proxy

Another browser hack that I found useful for the VM instances I’m running these days. This is essentially a command line switch that allows Chrome to redirect all traffic to a Socks5 proxy, which does not appear to be well publicised, and hence a good reason for a dedicated, specific post.

The command line is:

chrome{-browser,.exe} --proxy-server=socks5://

The command line intentionally indicates the usage of both Linux and Windows command lines; my own testing indicated that they work for both platforms. Substitute the IP address, port range to your corresponding Socks5 proxy destination to suit.