Tuesday, September 4, 2012

List of Chrome URLs and their purpose


Just like Mozilla Firefox or Opera, Google Chrome ships with a set of internal URLs that you can access for various purposes. From displaying internal information to downloads, looking up crashes or the browser’s experimental features that you can enable to test them out, there is something available for anyone here.

But which pages are available, and what purpose do they serve? The first thing that you need to know is that all ChromeURLs begin with chrome:// followed by one or multiple words afterwards. Multiple words are always hyphenated and URLs never include spaces or special chars in them.

You can display the list of Chrome URLs by loading chrome://chrome-urls/ in the browser. While that gives you a list of available pages, it won’t provide you with information on what purpose they serve, and not all pages that are available actually. You can obviously load them one by one to find out, or look at the list below for faster results.

List of Chrome URLs
  • chrome://appcache-internals – Information about appcached sites, including how much space they use.
  • chrome://blob-internals – Displays analytics about blobs (Binary large objects)
  • chrome://bookmarks – Opens the browser’s bookmarks manager
  • chrome://cache – Displays all cached items, websites, images and scripts
  • chrome://chrome-urls – Displays this list. Can also be loaded with Chrome://About
  • chrome://crashes – A list of all recent crashes. Only available if you enable crash reporting first
  • chrome://credits – Technologies that are included in the browser, their licenses, and who has created them
  • chrome://dns – If prefetching is enabled, then information about the prefetching is displayed here
  • chrome://downloads – The browser’s download manager listing all past downloads
  • chrome://extensions – Displays the installed extensions
  • chrome://flags – Displays experimental features that may or may not be integrated into the browser at one time or the other
  • chrome://flash – Detailed information about Chrome’s Flash integration
  • chrome://gpu-internals – Information about the video card and supported features, e.g. hardware acceleration
  • chrome://history – Opens the browsing history page with options to clear the browsing history or look through it to find a page that you have opened in the past.
  • chrome://ipc – Information about Chrome’s inter process communication
  • chrome://inspect – Option to inspect elements, such as pages or extensions in Chrome
  • chrome://media-internals – Displays media information when you play media
  • chrome://memory – Displays the browsers processes, and the memory usage of all webbrowsers opened on the computer

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