There are some powerful tweaking options in the “About” pages hidden deep within Firefox. Now, unless you have these memorized – they can sometimes be a little hard to remember. This is a very simple Firefox add-on consisting in a button which shows a list of all the “about” pages (including some other add-ons’ “about”).
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Here are all of the useful (and not so useful, but still funny) about: triggers you can type into your address bar.
about: — The same page as “Help -> About”.
about:blank — A blank page. Useful for setting as your homepage.
about:crashes — List of Breakpad crash reports, with links and datestamps. Only in products based on Gecko 1.9 or later (Firefox 3, Thunderbird 3, SeaMonkey 2).
about:credits — The list of contributors to the Mozilla projects.
about:plugins — Lists all your plugins as well as other useful information.
List is courtesy of Mozillazine. From the useful to the silly, which of these is your favorite?
Are you one of those people that likes to tweak around with what is behind the pretty Firefox curtain? If you want to jerk back the interface and get to the guts of the browser, you might need to jump here or jump there to get to the settings you need.
One person made this job a little easier with the Edit Config Files extension for Firefox. Once installed it gives you quick and easy access to such things as the about:config screen and your UserChrome.css file as well. Here is a full list of the options from the extension.
UserChrome.css, UserContent.css, prefs.js, user.js, Open Profile Folder, and about:config. Quick and easy access to all the tweakers’ tools. Now I wouldn’t suggest messing around with these unless you know what your doing – but if you do this extensions can be a real time saver because you no longer have to go on a hunt for how to open each of these options up.
The folks over at Lifehacker have put out a nice article about the extension for Firefox known as About This Site. They cover this little beauty from head to toe and let you know why you may or may not be interested in using it.
When you happen upon a new web site – or you’re just interested in finding more about one you frequent all the time – it’s difficult to get a sense of how popular it is, how long it’s been around, what people are saying about it and how much it’s been bookmarked. The About This Site Firefox extension offers one click access to web services that compile just that kind of information for you.
Want to know more about any Web site? This would be a good place to start.
I ran across this link via one of those bookmark tracking services. For those of you who might not know about all the hidden configuration pages you can access via Firefox, this would be a nice place to start.
I found myself staring at the “about:blank” parameter for an IE installation today, and that got me thinking if it works in other browsers too. It did. I’m using Firefox, and that cleared the address bar to a blank. And then I figured the developers HAD to include some more address bar commands and started looking them up.