Applications don't use vpn

Hi, I have a surfshark subscription. I followed the instructions on the the official page of surfshark to setup my vpn. I can connect to the vpn, but when I check my public ip-address, it’s still the original address. I tried it on other applications, but all are using the original ip-address.

I tried to use autoconnect, to change the priority, but nothing is working.
I’m using the protocol Openvpn.

these instructions?

Download a premium VPN for Linux - Surfshark

I’d be very surprised if that worked.

I’d rather recommend to use the AUR:

AUR (en) - surfshark-vpn

read comments below - it’s not with GUI as it seems