About protocol links

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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 — 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 params.
  • about:config — GUI for modifying user preferences (prefs.js).
  • about:credits — The list of contributors.
  • 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.


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.