How to Access Advanced Settings and Information for Your Chrome or Firefox Browser

Both Firefox and Chrome have pages with information and advanced settings that are available from the address bar by entering “about:X”, where X stands for a variety of possibilities.  A list of the possible entries can be obtained in either browser by entering “about:about” in the address bar (without quotes and with no spaces). Below are capsule lists of the available items for the “about” function. Take a look at some of these and you will be surprised at the kind of information that can be found.

Since both Chrome and Firefox are updated frequently, this list is subject to change. The entries below apply to Chrome 36 and Firefox 31.

Google Chrome

accessibility
appcache-internals
apps
blob-internals
bookmarks
cache
chrome
chrome-urls
components
crashes
credits
conflicts
devices
dns
downloads
extensions
flags
flash
gcm-internals
gpu
help
histograms
history
indexeddb-internals
inspect
invalidations
ipc
media-internals
memory
memory-internals
nacl
net-internals
newtab
omnibox
plugins
policy
predictors
print
profiler
quota-internals
serviceworker-internals
settings
signin-internals
stats
sync-internals
system
terms
tracing
translate-internals
user-actions
version
view-http-cache
webrtc-internals
webrtc-logs

 

Firefox

accounts
addons
app-manager
buildconfig
cache
config
crashes 
credits
customizing
downloads
healthreport
home
license 
logo 
memory 
mozilla
networking
newtab 
permissions 
plugins
preferences 
privatebrowsing 
rights
robots 
sessionrestore 
support 
sync-log
sync-progress
sync-tabs
telemetry
webrtc
welcomeback

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