Non-Proxy Mode for Mac

Some problems with Freedom can be solved by using non-proxy mode. Here's how to set it up.

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Updated over a week ago

In the default proxy mode, Freedom required the use of a proxy for blocks to be effective. This could cause issues with:

  • Other apps that use a proxy

  • VPNs

  • Workplace or public computers that don't allow use of a proxy

  • In some cases, slower computer performance

Now, Freedom has a non-proxy mode that should fix these issues!

How to Use

To use Freedom in non-proxy mode, select Options > Non-Proxy Mode from your desktop menu:

Note: This option can only be selected or deselected when no sessions are active. If you need a session deleted, please contact support or see the instructions in this article: Ending a block session.


Blocking no longer working in some browsers after turning on non-proxy mode?

Not all browsers are currently compatible with non-proxy mode. Please see this article for compatible browsers: Supported Browsers for Website Exceptions and Non-Proxy Mode on Mac. If there is a browser you would like us to add, just let us know!

Turning on non-proxy mode blocks apps that aren't on your blocked apps list?

On a Mac, any browser that is not compatible will automatically be hidden in non-proxy or website exceptions mode.

Freedom's proxy still appears to be on after switching to non-proxy mode?

We recommend starting a new session and then manually turning off the proxy in your Mac or Windows settings. It shouldn't turn on again.

Having trouble?

If you're having any difficulty, please feel free to contact us. We're happy to help!

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