Monday, September 22, 2008

10 hidden pages in chrome

Like any browser Chrome has some hidden  "about" pages. Lets look at them. . the provide a lot of info on what the browser has been doing . Some are just for fun to show their funny side.

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1. about:version - Google Chrome shows the version number of  the browser, WebKit and V8 ( V8 is Chrome's JavaScript engine).

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1 Safari/525.19

2. about:plugins - You might have installed tons of plug ins. by typing this Chrome will display the list of plug-ins installed in your Google Chrome like  Adobe AcrobatShockwave Flash, Google Update etc.

3. about:cache - This page will display the list of all the web pages cached by Google Chrome.

4. about:memory - This pages measures memory usage in a multi-process browse i.e compares the memory used by all the active browsers 

5. about:dns - Google Chrome prefetches the DNS records. Thsi helps it to load pages faster . Prefetching is done only for 10 frequently visited hostnames. Thsi page displays them

6. about:stats - Thsi page displays a internal counters and timers. thsi page a s specail sub-title "Shhh! This page is secret!".. why such a title go ask google

7. about:network -  dont exactly know what this page doest but it seams to besome thinf to do with  I/O tracking 

8. about:hang - If you type this on a active page it will cause the web page to hang the process  The other tabs will continue to work fine but this will just vanish(something like clear screen) .The tab remains as it is but will no longer show any thing

9. about:crash - This displays the page the is visible when an tab crashes. Actually this will cause the tab to crash. crash the active tab. Google Chrome displays the image of a "sad tab" with the following  text below it "Something went wrong while displaying this webpage. To continue, press Reload or go to another page".

10. about:internets - This is the best page. It is basically one of the windows screen saver , Pipe 3D or 3D pipe  Google Chrome displays 3D Pipes screensaver from Windows


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