Hidden Secret “About” Pages and Easter Eggs in Google Chrome
We know about Google's new web browser "Chrome". It was released recently and has been successful in getting good response from users. It has all essential features, good browsing speed and some new features like task manager, etc.
But did you know that Chrome comes with many hidden secret pages which allow you to access hidden settings, stats, etc and some cool Easter eggs as well?
Yes, Google has put many secret about pages in Chrome for expert users to change hidden settings or to get information about browser statistics, cache, memory usage, etc.
Hidden Secret Pages in Google Chrome:
There are lots of secret pages present in Google Chrome which can be accessed by typing their URL in addressbar and pressing Enter. All known pages at the moment are as following:
NOTE: You can also access all above mentioned pages by using about: instead of chrome:// in their URLs. For example, you can access chrome://cache using about:cache URL as well.
If you want a Firefox's "about:config" equivalent page for Chrome, check out chrome://flags page. It allows you to change lots of advanced preferences of Chrome similar to Firefox's about:config page.
Hidden Secret T-Rex Dinosaur Game in Google Chrome:
There is also a hidden offline T-Rex dinosaur game Easter Egg in Google Chrome. To access it, simply manual-disconnect the internet, then launch Chrome or refresh a website. You get the "Unable to connect to the Internet" error page. Press the Space bar to start the magic.
Thanks to our reader "Kyle" for sharing this Easter egg information...
Hidden Easter Egg in Google Chrome:
To access the hidden Easter egg in Chrome, type about:internets in addressbar and press Enter.
It'll open a page with title "Don't Clog the Tubes!" and a cool pipe animation as shown in following screenshot:
In some systems (mostly Windows Vista), you might see a blank page with title "The Tubes are Clogged!".
It seems that this Easter egg uses a screen saver file "sspipes.scr" present in "%windir%\System32" folder and if the file is not present, you'll see no animation.
If you know about any other hidden secret trick or interesting Easter egg of Google Chrome, feel free to share it in your comments...
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