If you’re like me and need to use Github for Windows behind a proxy, you’ve probably clicked every menu on the software without being able to find where the hell you can specify a proxy server. Well you’re not crazy, there is no menu for that. :)

To specify a proxy server, you need to edit the .gitconfig file that Github created during its installation. It should be in your user repertory (if you have Windows 7, just type .gitconfig in the start menu search feature and it will find it for you). Edit the file with your favorite editor, and add a new line, like this :

[http] proxy = 127.0.0.1

And voilà!