Does Opera Turbo work through socks proxy?

  • I configured opera to use a socks proxy using the Simple Proxy extension https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/simpleproxy/?display=en

    I need the socks proxy to bypass firewall restrictions. I'm using Opera 38.0.2220.41 (Windows 8 x64) with hpsockd (socks proxy) on a Debian Jessie. The setup is working just fine.

    I've also enabled Opera Turbo since my connection is very slow. However, I have no idea if Opera Turbo is working. How do I find out if Opera Turbo is working on Windows? I can't seem to find any option/extension that will give me such information.

    Is it even possible to conjugate Opera Turbo and a socks proxy? The socks proxy is not redirecting anywhere, it's just allowing access through the firewall. Therefore, it should be possible to conjugate with Opera Turbo.

    If this setup does not work: Opera Turbo + socks configuration through extension.... would it work if I proxified the Opera binary? This way Opera wouldn't have any proxy configured but it would be piped through socks anyway. There are lots of proxifiers available though I've never used one on Windows. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_proxifiers

    What do you think? Option number 1 (Opera Turbo + socks configuration) is the simplest. Option number 2 using proxifier is convoluted. How do I find out it Opera Turbo is working? Is there any setup that would work with socks and Opera Turbo?

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