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What is the Add-On and why should I use it?
Our Proxy Mode toggle button is a Firefox Add-On that greatly simplifies the process of connecting to our proxy in order to browse archived websites in Proxy Mode. << Note: Do not use the manual instructions specific to the web browsers on this page to set up proxy mode in addition to using the Add-on – the methods are mutually exclusive.
How to do it
- Download our Proxy Mode Toggle Add-on directly from Firefox here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/archive-it-proxy-mode-toggle/. Once the plug-in is installed, you should have an Archive-It logo button in your browser toolbar.
- Browse to an archived site (any page, including the Wayback calendar page, on the wayback.archive-it.org host).
- Click the Archive-It Proxy Mode Toggle in your Firefox Browser’s Toolbar. You will notice that the site will reload, and the Wayback banner changes to a green color. This means that you are now viewing the site in Proxy Mode. Notice that you are no longer connected to the live web; if you have any other open tabs, you will not be able to reload the URL or click any links that are not part of the wayback.archive-it.org host.
- You may notice differences between the archived site in Proxy Mode and regular archive/Wayback mode, hosted on the live web. If so, consider performing quality assurance (QA) while still in Proxy Mode, especially if there are elements of the archived page that are not playing back in the regular Wayback view.
If you have questions about installing or using our Firefox Add-On for browsing sites in Proxy Mode, please contact Archive-It's Web Archivists.