Seven Hidden Configuration Pages of Google Chrome Browser

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Google Chrome Browser seems to be perfect lightweight browser and might become Firefox killer. Memory consumption of Google Chrome is very low and way web pages loads seems to be even faster then Firefox 3.

We have already published two article for Google Chrome, Unavailability of Google Toolbar for Google Chrome and second one, Google Chrome Offline Stand alone installer.

Here is another even more intresting post related to Google Chrome. Users have already started Reverse Engineering Google Chrome and found out 7 hidden chrome pages or call it as Seven Google Chrome Configuration Parameters.

Here is list of,

Seven Google Chrome Hidden Pages/Configuration Parameters with Screenshots

1) about:network

Google Chrome about network

2) about:stats

google chrome about stats

3) about:cache

google chrome about cache

4) about:histograms

google chrome about histograms

5) about:plugins

google chrome about plugins

6) about:dns

google chrome about dns

7) about:version

google chrome about version

Update:

8 ) about:memory

google chrome about memory

9) about:crash

google chrome about crash

So how’s your experience with Google Chrome, Have you found any thing unusual or cool trick to share with us then please post in below comments.

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38 thoughts on “Seven Hidden Configuration Pages of Google Chrome Browser”

  1. for those of us that keep many tabs open at once, having all of them run as a separate process quickly supersedes the memory usage of firefox. the crash protection of running the tabs in separate processes is negligible compared to running a crash manager that restores the lost tabs for you. the only thing i can say that i like so far is that the navigation bar is uncluttered, but i am sure as more and more plug-ins are developed for this platform that will change.

  2. about:network
    about:ipc
    about:histograms
    about:histograms/Loop
    about:objects
    about:crash
    about:hang
    about:shorthang
    about:dns
    about:dns
    about:memory
    about:cache
    about:version

    Easter egg: about:internets

  3. Whoa, Chrome crashed :)
    Type following in chrome’s address bar: about: with % (percentage sign)

    about:%

    and then “Whoa”.

    Thanks for some cool tricks about chrome. am searching for chrome plugins, is nyone knows from where i can get those.

  4. Google Chrome is awesome! I didn’t realise it used portions of Safari and Apple Web Kit until I used that about: thing. But this page loaded fine!

    I did notice though that Chrome has issues using SSL via Proxy that requires authentication though…

  5. Google Chrome is just a temp “Hype”, and people need to read the privacy statement, When you install it you “Agree” and Alow Google to use your crash report and other files they need to see whats the problem.

    This is done with out a warning. “Well you were warned in the installation”

    Above= 0 Privacy

  6. lets talk about what this browser doesn’t have.

    Control over javascript and tabs don’t open in the foreground.

    Some users may like the novelty but I’ll stick with 2 secure browsers Firefox and Opera instead.

  7. without possibilities of installing the roboform toolbar, chrome is not an option :-) otherwise its so great…. so please add support for toolbars?

  8. Is there any way to allow cookies with off-line html/javascript apps? Chrome is the only major browser that can’t, for example, allow saving or reading a language preference (EN, ES, IT, etc.) in a cookie when running from HTML files on local disk.

  9. Sorry, I mean that Chrome does not allow cookies in HTML/Javascript applications running from local disk, although Chrome itself can save its configurations. Since downloadable applications that run offline often save their own configurations (e.g., language) in a cookie, they are crippled when running in Chrome. It would be possible to save a configuration string in Gears, but what overkill to accommodate a single browser!

  10. what about about:about?

    gives you a nice list of About pages in chrome (8 beta)

    about:appcache-internals
    about:blob-internals
    about:view-http-cache
    about:credits
    about:dns
    about:flags
    about:gpu
    about:histograms
    about:memory
    about:net-internals
    about:plugins
    about:stats
    about:sync
    about:tasks
    about:tcmalloc
    about:terms
    about:version

  11.  My Shock Wave keeps Crashing on it. My other browser don’t have the same crash. So I now know its about Google Chrome and looking for a solution.

  12. The ‘about:’ doesn’t work any longer, at least for the Mac version of Chrome; however, you can still access the hidden pages, just replace ‘about:’ with ‘chrome://’.

    For example:

    chrome://memory

  13. coolies! mine’s coolnovo (not google) and it works! (er, omit the ;-) it gives a list of the ones it accepts.

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