Posted on 06/03/2010. By Pete Otaqui.
Google Chrome has quite a lot of special URLs. Some of these are covered over at Lifehacker in their post on Chrome’s about pages, but the meta “about:” protocol isn’t the only one that Chrome uses.
Waha, a user on the chromeplugins.org site posted a much more complete list of URL schemes that Chrome uses. Waha was looking at the url_constants.cc source file, along with some other stuff, to work this list out.
Without further ado, here’s the list:
- about:blank – the empty page
- about:cache – disk and memory cache information
- about:net-internals – network information including Proxy, HostResolver, URLRequest, HTTPCache and SocketStream
- about:crash – the page shown when a tab process crashes
- about:credits – list of libraries and other code used in Chrome, with links
- about:hang – this seems to kill a tab for me (I haven’t linked for that reason – use at your own risk)
- about:memory – memory usage of the various processes
- about:shorthang – see about:hang above
- about:terms – Google Chrome Terms of Service
- about:inducebrowsercrashforrealz – not many lolz here
- chrome://extensions/ – installed extensions
- chrome://history/ – your browsing history
- chrome://newtab – the new tab page
- chrome://thumb/http://www.google.com/ – thumbnail for a page you’ve visited
- chrome://favicon/http://www.google.com/ – favicon for a page you’ve visited
- view-source:http://otaqui.com/blog/539/complete-list-of-special-google-chrome-urls – view the source of a web page