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PostPosted: Today, at 18:11    Post subject:  About: commands for browsers based on Mozilla
Subject description: Firefox, Palemoon, and maybe others

About: commands for browsers based on Mozilla (Firefox, Palemoon, and maybe others)

There is more than just about:config to get at internal settings.

There are all kinds of information and settings that can be accessed with about: commands entered into the address bar.

This is the list of them for Firefox, but they also seem to work with Pale Moon.

    about: -->The same page as "Help -> About" (except that, on some applications, Help → About is a much smaller popup).
    about:about -->Lists all these about: URLs (Mozilla Suite/SeaMonkey or Firefox 4 and newer only).
    about:accounts -->Firefox Sync account.
    about:addons -->The "new" addons manager, in trunk builds dated 2010-05-11 or later.
    about:app-manager -->App Manager, a tool to help users build and install web apps on compatible devices (i.e. Firefox OS).
    about:buildconfig -->Reveals details about your Mozilla build options.
    about:cache -->Displays cache statistics and disk cache directory location.
    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 parameters.
    about:compartments -->shows a list of live JavaScript compartments.
    about:config -->GUI for modifying user preferences.
    about:crashes -->List of Breakpad crash reports, with links and datestamps.
    about:customizing -->Only available on Australis builds of Firefox, starts the Customize mode.
    about:credits -->The list of contributors to the Mozilla projects.
    about:downloads -->Your recent downloads.
    about:home -->Firefox Start Page.
    about:healthreport -->Health Report. Also accessible via "Help -> Firefox Health Report".
    about:licence and about:license -->both show the Mozilla Public License and the Netscape Public License for the piece of software.
    about:logo -->Displays the application logo.
    about:memory -->shows the memory usage of Firefox.
    about:mozilla -->shows Book of Mozilla
    about:networking -->Displays the experimental page about network connections in Firefox.
    about:newtab -->the default new tab page.
    about:permissions -->shows and manages the permissions as also shown in Tools → Page Info → Permissions.
    about:plugins -->Lists all your plugins as well as other useful information.
    about:preferences -->Open preferences.
    about:privatebrowsing -->Open a new private window.
    about:rights -->Displays the page "About Your Rights".
    about:robots -->Easter egg.
    about:sessionrestore -->Open the "Restore last browsing session" page.
    about:support -->Displays information such as Application Basics (version, link to open the profile folder, link to about:plugins and about:buildconfig), Extensions, Modified Preferences and Graphics information. Also accessible via "Help -> Troubleshooting information".
    about:sync-log -->Displays Sync logs.
    about:sync-progress -->Displays synchronization progress.
    about:telemetryThis -->page shows the information about performance, hardware, usage and customizations collected by Telemetry. This information is submitted to Mozilla to help improve Mozilla Firefox.
    about:webrtc -->Will be implemented in near future.
    about:welcomeback -->The "Firefox is ready to go" page.

about:about will give you a clickable list of all of them. Click on to go to that selected about: command.
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