Proxy set via WebKit? Answer is no
Resolved: As it turns out, Charles does indeed change those settings, but for some reason didn’t revert them when it closed. Leaving the Network dialog box open will show an alert message that the settings are changed and then will show those 2 boxes checked/un-checked depending on whether Charles is running or not.
Update: Mark (in the comments of this post) has informed me this could in fact be caused by Charles “Web Debugging Proxy” tool, so I will be investigating this further.
Has anyone else noticed that WebKit installed using a nightly build tends could beÂ to addÂ adding a 127.0.0.1 web proxy? This essentially means the computer is linked to itself. This was a common “attack” in the IRC days that script kiddies played on each other, but is it possible a legitimate piece of software is doing this?
See the attached screenshot to understand the problem.
Simply un-checking that box stops the error, but it will make you scratch your head if your not aware of it.