To turn the proxy server option on/off, I go to:
Start / Control Panel / Internet Options / Connections tab / LAN Settings button
Then I select/deselect "Use a proxy server for your LAN".
The proxy server address stays when you deselect it, thank goodness, so I don't have to enter it every time.
Nothing changes between home and client site except for that one selection box.
Could someone help me out with something that would automate this? Ideally, it would:
- load itself into the system tray
- indicate by color or something whether the proxy setting was checked or unchecked
- change the setting (and icon color) when you click the icon
- run under Windows 7 (what I use) or Windows XP (what a co-worker uses)
This way, instead of pulling up the IE options screen each and every morning, I could just glance into the system tray, look at the color of the icon, and click it if it isn't set the way I need it that day.
Is this possible? Anyone willing to help me out?