Google Chrome Internal URLs Guide

Google Chrome ships with a set of internal URLs that you can access for various purposes. From displaying internal information to downloads, looking up crashes or the browser’s experimental features that you can enable to test them out, there is something available for anyone here.

But which pages are available, and what purpose do they serve? The first thing that you need to know is that all Chrome URLs begin with chrome:// followed by one or multiple words afterwards. Multiple words are always hyphenated and URLs never include spaces or special chars in them.

You can display the list of Chrome URLs by loading chrome://about in the browser. While that gives you a list of available pages, it won’t provide you with information on what purpose they serve. You can obviously load them one by one to find out, or use the following list as a guide.

Not all pages are useful to non-developers, but some let you access features that you would not be able to access otherwise. If you access an internal page regularly, you may want to bookmark it in the browser to speed that process up. Please note that pages come and go, and that some of the pages may be removed or altered in upcoming versions of the browser.

For General Use

chrome://about Displays this list.  Same as chrome://chrome-urls
chrome://accessibility/ Turns accessibility mode on/off.
chrome://appcache-internals Information about appcached sites, including how much space they use.
chrome://bookmarks Opens the browser’s bookmarks manager.
chrome://cache Displays all cached items, websites, images and scripts.
chrome://chrome-urls Displays this list. Same as chrome://about
chrome://components Shows installed components and button to check for update.
chrome://credits Technologies that are included in the browser, their licenses, and who has created them.
chrome://device-log Shows device log.
chrome://devices Allows you to add devices such as printers.
chrome://dns If pre-fetching is enabled, then information about the pre-fetching is displayed here.
chrome://downloads The browser’s download manager listing all past downloads.
chrome://extensions Displays the installed extensions.
chrome://flags Displays experimental features that may or may not be integrated into the browser at one time or the other.
chrome://flash Detailed information about Chrome’s Flash integration.
chrome://gcm-internals Logging information for GCM Internals.
chrome://gpu Information about the video card and supported features, e.g. hardware acceleration.
chrome://help Opens the Chrome check for update page.
chrome://histograms Histogram related information.
chrome://history Opens the browsing history page with options to clear the browsing history or look through it to find a page that you have opened in the past.
chrome://inspect Option to inspect elements, such as pages or extensions in Chrome.
chrome://media-internals Displays media information when you play media.
chrome://memory-redirect Displays the browsers processes, and the memory usage of all web browsers opened on the computer.
chrome://nacl Information about Chrome’s NaCl plugin (Native Client).
chrome://net-internals Displays detailed network and connection related information, including SPDY connections, sockets or DNS lookups.
chrome://newtab Displays the new tab page.
chrome://omnibox Display address bar input results on this page, includes search, shortcuts and history information in the results.
chrome://password-manager-internals Captured password manager logs.
chrome://plugins Lists all plug-ins and their status.
chrome://policy All policies that are currently active in the browser
chrome://predictors A list of auto complete and resource prefetch predictors based on past activities.
chrome://profiler Chrome profiler.
chrome://print Opens the Print preview page.
chrome://quota-internals Information about free disk space available for the Chrome profile directory, and usage and quota details.
chrome://signin-internals Sign in to Chrome with your Google Account.
chrome://settings Opens the main Chrome Settings’ page.
chrome://stats You need to run Chrome with –enable-stats-table for statistics to show up on this page. If you do not, the page is empty
chrome://suggestions Your suggestions.
chrome://sync-internals Detailed information about the browser’s synchronization feature if enabled.
chrome://system System diagnostic data.
chrome://terms Google Chrome’s Terms of Service.
chrome://tracing Recording needs to be activated before the page gets filled with information. Once you do, the browser will start to record your browsing activity.
chrome://translate-internals Google Translates Internals.
chrome://version Displays the browsers version and various related information, including command line switches, user agent, JavaScript, Flash and WebKit versions, as well as path variables.
chrome://view-http-cache Displays web pages that you have accessed, or were accessed while you were browsing on the Internet.
chrome://voicesearch About Voice Search.
chrome://webrtc-internals Create Dump for WebRTC diagnostic.
chrome://webrtc-logs Captured WebRTC logs.

For Debugging Only

chrome://blob-internals Displays analytics about blobs (Binary large objects)
chrome://conflicts A list of all modules loaded into the main process and modules registered to load at a later point
chrome://crash Simulates a crash caused by the current tab
chrome://crashes A list of all recent crashes. Only available if you enable crash reporting first
chrome://kill Kills the current tab in the browser and displays a “killed” page instead
chrome://hang Simulates a frozen browser
chrome://shorthang Simulates a browser that hangs for a moment
chrome://gpucrash Simulates a crash of the GPU
chrome://gpuhang Simulates a frozen GPU
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