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Access Google Chrome’s Special Pages the Easy Way

Do you want a quicker way to access Chrome’s special pages (instead of using the menus or typing in the special URLs)? Now you can access them easily using a single button with the Chrome Page extension.


You will see a confirmation message window during the installation process…simply click “Install” to finish adding Chrome Page to your browser.


Once installation is complete you will see your new “Toolbar Button” and a quick message about managing your extensions.


As you can see there are no options that you have to bother with for the extension… Nothing but click-and-go goodness.


Chrome Page in Action

To get started viewing any of Chrome’s special pages simply click on the “Toolbar Button” and select the desired page from the list.


A close-up view of the drop-down menu.


Here are some samples of the special pages that you can access with the drop-down menu. With the “Chrome Version Page” you can check to see which version of “Chrome, Webkit, & V8” that you are using and see the User Agent.


View all of the installed plug-ins on the “Plugin Page”…


You can easily access/view the contents of the cache with the “Cache Page”.


Curious about memory usage at any particular moment? View memory stats quickly in the “Memory Page”.


View histograms easily in the “Histograms Page”…


And just for fun you can even simulate a crash!



If you have been wanting a quick and easy way to access Chrome’s special pages without using the menus or memorizing the special URLs for them, then you are definitely going to want this extension added to your browser.


Download the Chrome Page extension (Google Chrome Extensions)

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 12/29/09

Comments (7)

  1. Larry

    Might mention that it only works on the Chrome beta and not the RTM

  2. Bruce

    I had the Chrome bata, and than installed the Beta again fro website. BUT I got this msg.
    Extensions are not yet supported in this version of Google Chrome. Please download the Beta Channel of Google Chrome to install extensions.

  3. Asian Angel

    @Bruce – You might try bumping up to the Dev Channel.

    I only use the Dev Channel and have had great luck with the releases. ^__^ Another option that you might consider is going for a total clean re-install if you are wanting to stay with the Beta Channel…

  4. Roi A

    Awesome thanks Geek I installed and I love it. I’ve been wanting to find out what plugins were installed it Chrome. Thanks!!

  5. Dwight Stegall

    I prefer this way then I don’t need another extension and it don’t up space where the other extension icons are. Also when Google makes more I can easily add them to my menu.

    Quick Access To Chrome’s Hidden Pages

    Make a folder on Chrome’s Bookmarks Toolbar. In there create these bookmarks.

    Name: History
    URL: chrome://history/

    Name: Downloads
    URL: chrome://downloads/

    Name: Extensions
    URL: chrome://extensions/

    Name: New Tab
    URL: chrome://newtab/

    Name: Blank Page
    URL: about:blank

    Name: Cache
    URL: about:cache

    Name: Crash
    URL: about:crash

    Name: Credits
    URL: about:credits

    Name: Dns
    URL: about:dns

    Name: Histograms
    URL: about:histograms

    Name: Internets (Not For Vista Users)
    URL: about:internets

    Name: Memory
    URL: about:memory

    Name: Network
    URL: about:network

    Name: Plugins
    URL: about:plugins

    Name: Stats
    URL: about:stats

    Name: Version
    URL: about:version

    Hidden pages in all browsers

  6. Dwight Stegall

    I left out the ones that developers use to crash Chrome.

  7. Khabri Chacha

    it’s not working in Google Chrome, any other trick ??

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