Chrome, Safari, Dragon browsers auto-inherit proxy setting from IE & is greyed out but not Firefox.

Chrome, Safari and Comodo Dragon  browsers all auto-inherited the  proxy setting from my IE & is greyed out but not Firefox.

Which file in Chrome & Comodo & FIrefox stores this proxy setting?  I thought of renaming it to something else for Chrome & Comodo
so that it doesn't inherit what's in IE & got greyed out (ie I can't change it even though I have local administrator rights).

Firefox is fine, as it doesn't inherit nor got greyed out but I want Chrome/Comodo to be the same.  How to do this?
sunhuxAsked:
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Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Chrome, Safari and Comodo Dragon  browsers all auto-inherited the  proxy setting from my IE & is greyed out but not Firefox.
Actually proxy setting from Windows

Which file in Chrome & Comodo & FIrefox stores this proxy setting?  I thought of renaming it to something else for Chrome & Comodo
so that it doesn't inherit what's in IE & got greyed out (ie I can't change it even though I have local administrator rights).
Settings stored in registry
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

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Firefox is fine, as it doesn't inherit nor got greyed out but I want Chrome/Comodo to be the same.  How to do this?
Probably enforced by GPO
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
But I installed Firefox in exactly the same way & it doesn't get enforced to use the Windows proxy?
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Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Because that is the way they developed it. I have always disagreed with this chose because it is in my opinion not best practice to rework your own proxy setting. Firefox has option "use system proxy" though
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
So if I don't want Chrome, Safari to inherit IE's (or rather Windows' registry-set proxy), just edit registry to remove that value, install Chrome/Safari & put back the registry after that?  By putting the registry value back, will it cause Chrome/Safari to inherit that proxy subsequently or it won't ?
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