Chrome is missing from the Launch dropdown

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  1. Paul Ashton
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    Posted 22 Jan 2015 Link to this post

    I can no longer see the traffic from the chrome browser, i have checked for filters etc and there are none.
    As you can see from the image attached the chrome browser is not showing could this be the reason and if so what is the fix.
  2. Eric Lawrence
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    Posted 22 Jan 2015 Link to this post

    Hi, Paul--

    No. This just means that Chrome isn't installed anywhere Fiddler can find it, but the presence of Chrome in that dropdown is unrelated to whether traffic is captured from Chrome.

    I think you're saying that you've used Help > Troubleshoot already and it didn't make any Chrome traffic appear?

    In Chrome, if you type http://ipv4.fiddler:8888/ what happens?

    The most likely explanation is that you've installed a Chrome extension that changes your proxy settings (e.g. to try to provide some privacy feature, or some feature that allows you to watch videos from a different country, etc).

    If you're unable to find or remove the extension, you might try launching Chrome thusly: chrome.exe --proxy-server=127.0.0.1:8888

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  3. Paul Ashton
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    Posted 23 Jan 2015 in reply to Eric Lawrence Link to this post

    Unfortunately that did not work (see below)

    The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: http://ipv4.fiddler:8888/Unable to determine IP address from host name ipv4.fiddler The DNS server returned:Name Error: The domain name does not exist.This means that the cache was not able to resolve the hostname presented in the URL. Check if the address is correct.
  4. Paul Ashton
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    Posted 23 Jan 2015 Link to this post

    I have disabled ALL the extensions and that still does not work.

    Fiddler has been working for ages on this PC.
  5. Eric Lawrence
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    Posted 23 Jan 2015 Link to this post

    Hi, Paul--

    The error message "unable to determine IP address from the host name" means that Chrome isn't using Fiddler as a proxy.

    You didn't say whether you tried launching Chrome with an explicit proxy setting as I suggested?

    You haven't said whether capturing from any of your other browsers have any problems?

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  6. Paul Ashton
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    Posted 23 Jan 2015 in reply to Eric Lawrence Link to this post

    Hi Eric,

    I did try all your suggestions but i have not been able to resolve it.

    The other browsers all work fine.
    I am wondering if there is an issue with fiddler not recognising chrome, chrome has been installed with its default path.

    Thanks for your help
  7. Eric Lawrence
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    Posted 27 Jan 2015 Link to this post

    Fiddler doesn't have to "recognize" anything. It's a proxy. It shows all of the traffic sent to it (unless you use Filters to hide traffic; use Help > Troubleshoot to rule that out).

    If you did launch Chrome with the command line I suggested and it still isn't proxying your traffic, this is strong evidence that you either have a Chrome extension changing your traffic, or your network administrator is using Group Policy to set Chrome's proxy (which would be unusual), or you have malware on your PC that has infected Chrome. Of these, the extension is the most likely. But in any of these cases, this is something that you will probably need to resolve with Chrome's support team; suggested title: "Chrome ignoring system proxy server and --proxy-server command line argument."

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    Eric Lawrence
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