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There are a few special strings, which begin with '''about:''', that you can type into your Location Bar. There are a few special strings, which begin with '''about:''', that you can type into your Location Bar.
-[http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/netwerk/build/nsNetModule.cpp#932 Mozilla source documents several]. These are: +They are listed in Mozilla source [http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/netwerk/build/nsNetModule.cpp#932 here].
* about: &mdash; Same page as Help > About. * about: &mdash; Same page as Help > About.
* about:about &mdash; Not used any more. It may have, at one point, listed all these about: URLs. * about:about &mdash; Not used any more. It may have, at one point, listed all these about: URLs.
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* about:mozilla &mdash; The famous Book of Mozilla. * about:mozilla &mdash; The famous Book of Mozilla.
* about:plugins &mdash; Lists all your plugins as well as other useful information. * about:plugins &mdash; Lists all your plugins as well as other useful information.
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-Some of these may not work as they may have been removed. 
===Extensions=== ===Extensions===

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There are a few special strings, which begin with about:, that you can type into your Location Bar.

They are listed in Mozilla source here.

  • about: — Same page as Help > About.
  • about:about — Not used any more. It may have, at one point, listed all these about: URLs.
  • about:blank — A blank page. Useful for setting as your homepage.
  • about:bloat — Unknown. (trunk mozilla builds?)
  • about:buildconfig — Reveals details about how your Mozilla build was compiled.
  • about:cache — See cache statistics and browse the cache.
  • about:cache-entry — Shows information about a cache entry. Used in about:cache links. Requires params.
  • about:config — GUI for modifying user preferences (prefs.js).
  • about:credits — Contributors, developers, and more.
  • about:logo — Displays the Mozilla logo. (Mozilla Suite only).
  • about:kitchensink — Only appeared for a short time. Still viewable from the patches on the bug.
  • about:mozilla — The famous Book of Mozilla.
  • about:plugins — Lists all your plugins as well as other useful information.

Extensions

Firefox extensions add a few additional about: URIs, namely:

  • Firesomething adds two excerpts from The Book of Mozilla, Extended edition, available at about:firefox and about:firesomething.
  • InfoLister adds about:info — listing of your extensions, themes and plugins.