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Discover Background Facts and Functions for Chrome Using about:urls

Google’s brilliant browser Chrome can show you all sorts of background facts about your browser through its list of about URLs. You can view them by typing the URL in the Omnibar (address bar). Most about links give information but some gives functions.

For example, the link about:flags brings up a list of Google Chrome Labs latest beta test offerings like disable outdated plug-ins, while the link about:memory gives memory usage in a multi-process browser.

There are a number of about URLs such as about: memory (gives memory usage), about:stats (secret stats page), about:network (current network status), etc. You can browse the entire list at

Note: Not all about links works with your version Google Chrome, some works only with developer build and canary builds.


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