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-There are a few special strings, which begin with '''about:'''. To access them, type them into your Location Bar.+There are a few special URLs, which begin with '''about:''', that you can type into the Location Bar.
* about: &mdash; The same page as Help -> About. * about: &mdash; The same page as Help -> About.
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===Extensions=== ===Extensions===
Certain Firefox extensions add a few additional '''about:''' URLs. Certain Firefox extensions add a few additional '''about:''' URLs.
-* [http://www.cosmicat.com/extensions/firesomething/ Firesomething] adds two excerpts from ''The Book of Mozilla, Extended edition''(about:firefox and about:firesomething).+* [http://www.cosmicat.com/extensions/firesomething/ Firesomething] adds two excerpts from ''The Book of Mozilla, Extended edition'' (about:firefox and about:firesomething).
* [http://mozilla.doslash.org/infolister/ InfoLister] adds about:info, a listing of your extensions, themes, and plugins. * [http://mozilla.doslash.org/infolister/ InfoLister] adds about:info, a listing of your extensions, themes, and plugins.
===External Links=== ===External Links===
* [http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/netwerk/build/nsNetModule.cpp#932 Place in Mozilla's code where these are listed] * [http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/netwerk/build/nsNetModule.cpp#932 Place in Mozilla's code where these are listed]

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

  • about: — The same page as Help -> About.
  • about:about — Lists all these about: URLs (Mozilla Suite only).
  • about:blank — A blank page. Useful for setting as your homepage.
  • about:bloat — Displays BloatView output (disabled in release builds).
    • about:bloat?new
    • about:bloat?clear
  • about:buildconfig — Reveals details about your Mozilla build options.
  • about:cache — Displays cache statistics.
    • about:cache?device=memory — Lists memory cache entries.
    • about:cache?device=disk — Lists disk cache entries.
  • about:cache-entry — Shows information about a cache entry. Used in about:cache links. Requires paramaters.
  • about:config — GUI for modifying user preferences (prefs.js).
  • about:credits — The list of contributors to the Mozilla projects.
  • about:logo — Displays the Mozilla logo (Mozilla Suite only).
  • about:kitchensink — Was never included in Mozilla for the reasons listed in Bug 122411 ("Mozilla does not have a kitchen sink").
  • about:mozilla — The famous Book of Mozilla.
  • about:plugins — Lists all your plugins as well as other useful information.

Extensions

Certain Firefox extensions add a few additional about: URLs.

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

External Links