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:

chrome://appcache-internals
chrome://blob-internals
chrome://bookmarks
chrome://cache
chrome://chrome
chrome://chrome-urls
chrome://crashes
chrome://credits
chrome://dns
chrome://downloads
chrome://extensions
chrome://flags
chrome://flash
chrome://gpu-internals
chrome://histograms
chrome://history
chrome://ipc
chrome://kill
chrome://media-internals
chrome://memory
chrome://net-internals
chrome://view-http-cache
chrome://newtab
chrome://peformance
chrome://plugins
chrome://print
chrome://profiler
chrome://quota-internals
chrome://sessions
chrome://settings
chrome://stats
chrome://sync-internals
chrome://tasks
chrome://tcmalloc
chrome://terms
chrome://tracing
chrome://version
chrome://workers
chrome://conflicts

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.

Hidden_TRex_Dinosaur_Game_Google_Chrome.png

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.

about:internets

It'll open a page with title "Don't Clog the Tubes!" and a cool pipe animation as shown in following screenshot:

Google_Chrome_Hidden_Secret_Easter_Egg.png

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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Comments

  • You forgot about:blank

  • I wrote about:internets in my win7 amd it loaded nothing but a page which says:
    This webpage is not available
    The webpage at chrome://internets/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
    Error 300 (net::ERR_INVALID_URL): Unknown error.

  • VG

    ^^ They have removed it.

  • View a list of Chrome URLS by viewing this page:
    chrome://chrome-urls/

  • Chrome://Chrome

    Goes to the help page and checks for an update

  • More shortcuts:
    chrome://crash - Aw, Snap!
    chrome://kill - He's Dead, Jim!

  • If you have enabled peformance monitoring using chrome://flags, go to chrome://peformance to view that data.

  • Google Chrome bugs me! I have two Nexus 7 tablets, one a 7.1 8GB, the other a 7.2 32GB version. Chrome on the older unit displays thumbnail bookmarks nicely, making good use of the display area. Chrome on the newer unit initially had the thumbnails spread out too much, wasting display area. Recently, Chrome on the newer unit changed so that it shows text instead of thumbnails. I can't find settings or options to cause more desirable behaviors and Chrome support doesn't respond to my inquiries. How can I make Chrome on my Nexus 7.2 Android tablet behave in a better way? I want thumbnails shown close enough together to make good use of the display area.

  • In settings the default search can be changed to "stupid" a.k.a. bing!

  • there is also a hidden offline dinosaur game Easter Egg. to access it, simply manual-disconnect the internet, then launch chrome or refresh a website. You get the 'Unable to Connect' error. Press the Space bar to start the magic!

  • That hidden game google chrome is now on Play Store -

    play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cs.conceptlabs

  • This is Awesome

  • If Dinosaur Game Easter Egg can be played in Laptop/PC, then how to play it on Smartphone? ._.

  • I was wondering if the about:internets has a different link?

  • TRY THIS ITS REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!! chrome://troll/

  • Cool

  • how to get to the dinosaur game if it says :"the owner has turned off the dinosaur game"?

  • ctrl+alt+t

  • do a barrel roll, zerg rush, elgoog,

  • i love the t-rex easter egg

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