Chrome URLs are internal pages of the Google Chrome browser designed mostly to provide developers and advanced users with detailed information about the browser's internals.
Just like Mozilla Firefox or Opera, 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://chrome-urls/ in the browser. While that gives you a list of available pages, it won't provide you with information on what purpose they serve, and not all pages that are available actually. You can obviously load them one by one to find out, or look at the list below for faster results.
And then we have the following Chrome URLs listed for debug purposes only. These are designed to crash or hang the renderer.
The following Chrome URLS are not listed on the chrome://about page:
Not all Chrome URLs 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.
If you spot any issues, know of pages that are not on the list, or errors in descriptions, feel free to leave a comment below so that I can correct the list for everyone's benefit.Advertisement
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