I just wanted to report a work-around in regards to this issue. You can either use a HTTP SSL or SOCKS (SSH) proxy and use an application like ProxyCap to launch your browser in an encapsulated proxy session. Basically, rather then launching your browser locally and then applying the settings, you'd be launching the browser THROUGH the specified proxy settings making it think it's the native network settings. I'm using it right now and it's working great :)
Here's a break down of how you can implement the work-around:
1) Find a SOCKS server (A whole listing can be found here: http://www.samair.ru/proxy/socks.htm
2) Download ProxyCap (It's a 30 Day trial but there are alternatives to this program if you want to search around or you can simply buy it) from http://www.proxycap.com
. You'll be prompted to re-boot but you'll still be able to use it without doing so.
3) After installing, right-click on the ProxyCap icon in the Task-Tray and select Preferences.
4) Within the Preferences GUI select Proxies and click the button for "New Proxy Server" (First button the the left). Enter in the Proxy information (Just the top three fields).
5) Within the Preferences window select Rules on the left-panel and select New Tunneling Rule. From there choose the Proxy server you specified earlier from the Proxy Server drop-down. You can either select JUST your Internet Browser or "All Programs" from the Application portion to specify what will be launched with the proxy settings specified. I used "All Programs" as I hop between IE, Firefox, Chrome, and SRWare Iron. Leave all the other settings as is.
6) Click OK and restart your browser. Also, ensure you don't have any proxy settings in place or else it will conflict. If your in a work/school environment disable the set proxies (Internet Explorer -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings) and let ProxyCap do it's thing.
I'm probably going to make a video tutorial for this within the next couple of days and post it on my YouTube Channel. If I remember, I'll update this post with a link to the video tutorial when I make it. In case I forget, my channel URL is:
Good-Luck and hope this is helpful.