Google Chrome’s Special About Pages
One of the first things I noticed about Chrome was the lack of the special page “about:config”. I used it extensively in Firefox to tweak settings. Google Chrome does have a few special pages. Here are some hidden features I’ve run across.
If you’ve installed a plugin – or you think you have and you want to see if Chrome is actually using it, this is the page for you.
This page shows memory usage with a breakdown of what each tab is using. It also includes memory usage of other browsers for comparison.
Here you can load a page or image you have cached, or just see what’s in your cache.
Typical about dialog. You can actually load this page without the word “version” after the colon.
Although it’s much easier to hit CTRL+T or right click and click “New Tab”, you can also open a new tab using this url.
The only use I see for this one is when you want an icon to click that opens Chrome with an empty tab, ignoring the default that might be to open to a specific homepage.