Google Chrome Easter Eggs

Google Chrome,the flagship Google developed browser,has changed the stats of the browser wars.Fast JavaScript and Google Chromepage rendering,absolutely intuitive interface and minimalistic design has propelled it to the likes of mainstream user.Like most other browsers, Google Chrome has some special pages that show information about memory usage, cached  files, plug-ins and more. However,some of the users dubbed them as Google chrome easter eggs,a noteworthy buzzword roaming on internet.Here's a list of the most interesting about: pages available in Google Chrome (you can open them by dragging about:name to the address bar).

about:memory - this pages compares the memory used by all the active browsers and by Google Chrome's tabs.Google chrome memory stats

about:stats - a list of internal counters and timers that has a funny subtitle "Shhh! This page is secret!".

about:network - this page could be used for I/O tracking and it's a partial replacement for the Live HTTP Headers extension. Click on "Start I/O tracking", open a web page in a new tab and you'll get a list of all the images, scripts and objects loaded from that web page.

about:internets - this is an Easter egg that references two popular Internet memes: Internets and Series of tubes. Google Chrome embeds the 3D Pipes screensaver from Windows, so you'll see it only if you have the file sspipes.scr in C:\Windows\System32.about:internets easter egg of google chrome reminds me of an old friend

about:hang - type this in the address bar of a tab when there's already an active web page to hang the process (this means that the process no longer accepts any signal, but it's still running). The other tabs will continue to work and the active tab can be closed.

about:histograms - a list of histograms for Google Chrome's internal metrics.

about:version - Google Chrome shows the version number the browser, WebKit and V8 (JavaScript engine). You can also find the user-agent used by Google Chrome.Google chrome version command

about:dns - Google Chrome prefetches the DNS records for 10 frequently visited hostnames. This feature can be disabled in Options > Under the Hood by unchecking "Use DNS pre-fetching to improve page load performance".

about:cache - files currently in the Chrome cache

about:crash - crash the active tab. Google Chrome displays the "sad tab" image, followed by this message: "Something went wrong while displaying this webpage. To continue, press Reload or go to another page".I really loved to crash chrome :)

about:plugins - the list of plug-ins that are available in Google Chrome: Shockwave Flash, RealPlayer etc.


I hope that was informative.

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