To ensure all requests are sent and captured, clear your browser's cache before beginning a capture.
To capture traffic from most browsers, enable File > Capture Traffic.
To capture traffic from Opera, start Fiddler before starting Opera.
To capture HTTP traffic from Firefox 4+, either:
Click Tools > Monitor with Fiddler > Use Fiddler automatically to configure with FiddlerHook, or
Click Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Settings > Use System Proxy Settings.
To manually configure any browser to send traffic to Fiddler, set the browser to connect to a proxy server. This setting is usually in the Options or Preferences menu. Use these settings:
Address: 127.0.0.1 Port: 8888
Note: If a browser uses these settings, revert these settings after you close Fiddler, or the browser will not load pages. For example, Firefox will show the following error message:
To instead allow Fiddler to automatically enable and disable the proxy, use Proxy Auto-configuration with a URL pointing to Documents/Fiddler2/Scripts/BrowserPAC.js.
For example, in Firefox, click Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Settings, and input the URL of the BrowserPAC.js.
To find the correct auto-configuration URL from Fiddler:
- Click Tools > Fiddler Options > Connections.
- Clicking the Copy Browser Proxy Configuration URL link.