Please can you tell me if there is a way to enter a proxy address and port to the Epiphany web browser so we can use the internet on our Raspberry Pi 2 in school.

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Given Epiphany is an integral part of Gnome, it uses the Gnome-wide system preferences.

You can tell all applications on your system to use this tunnel through Gnome’s network-proxy interface. It is located under System>Preferences>Network Proxy.


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  • Thank you Alex for this answer. I have searched for Gnome but I can't see it anywhere - no shortcuts within GUI anyway. I tried the little cog in the top right hand corner. That has system, preferences but not proxy server. Should I be looking on the Pi itself or somewhere within Windows Server. Can you talk me in a bit. Commented Feb 15, 2015 at 18:11
  • GNOME is a desktop environment("DE"), much like LXDE, which is the default on the pi. So if you are using Epiphany with LXDE instead, you may not have this control. I suggest you ask about this kind of thing on Unix & Linux.
    – goldilocks
    Commented Mar 16, 2015 at 18:02

The default LXDE desktop environment on Raspbian does not allow you to set a proxy server. I have created a program called pi-proxy that allows you to enter a proxy server on your Raspberry Pi. This works for most software (including Epiphany).

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