How to Access Hidden Chrome Features and Settings Using the Chrome:// Pages


Chrome is a pretty simple browser on the outside, but there are tons of pages built in for advanced settings, tweaks, tests, and more. All of these pages are hidden behind the chrome:// prefix—here’s a look at some of the best.

Before we get into that, however, it’s probably a good idea to explain how these chrome:// pages work. You enter chrome:// into the omnibox, followed by the page you want to access—think of it like a web page, but instead of http:// being the prefix, it’s chrome://.

So, for example, for the first option we’re going to look at— chrome://about—you’ll just enter exactly that into Chrome’s omnibox like so:

And that’s all there is to it. You can do this for any of Chrome’s internal pages.

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Chrome://About: All of Chrome’s Internal Pages in One Place

The most useful of all the chrome:// pages is probably chrome://about, because it shows all of Chrome’s other internal pages in an easy to parse (and click!) list.

As you look through the list, you’ll find that a lot of these link to specific pieces of Chrome’s settings menu—like chrome://chrome, which takes you to Chrome’s update page. Or chrome://bookmarks, chrome://apps, and chrome://newtab, all of which open those respective pages.

If you’re just learning about chrome:// pages, this is a good place to start exploring and learning the ins and outs of these hidden internal pages.

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