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Firefox Quick Tip: The Seven ‘Hidden’ Pages

These have been around for quite sometime now but you might want to check them out again. For newer Mozilla Firefox users, these are quite interesting. Firefox does actually have these so-called hidden pages. Call them easter eggs if you want but a bunch of these hidden pages are quite useful.

You can just type these in the address bar and press enter to access the pages. Here are the magnificent seven:

about: – The same as the one under the Help menu. So I’m not sure if this is exactly hidden. Shows the same thing.
about:buildconfig – Shows the build configurations and some parameters
about:cache – Shows you some detailed stats on your disk and memory cache which includes the directory and the list of files/web pages accessed and stored there.
about:config – Pointed this out way back. Allows you to configure Firefox in-depth.
about:plugins – Lists all the installed plug-ins in your browser.
about:credits – The long-ish list of people who have helped in building our favorite browser.
about:Mozilla – Freaky if you ask me. And very cryptic. It seems to be a quote from a passage in “The Book of Mozilla.” You can’t find that anywhere though. Reads:

And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced.
But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird.
The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire
and thunder upon them. For the beast had been
reborn with its strength renewed, and the
followers of Mammon cowered in horror.

-from The Book of Mozilla, 7:15

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4 Responses to “Firefox Quick Tip: The Seven ‘Hidden’ Pages”

  • randomer says:

    And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced.
    But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird.
    The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire
    and thunder upon them. For the beast had been
    reborn with its strength renewed, and the
    followers of Mammon cowered in horror.

    -from The Book of Mozilla, 7:15

    See – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammon

    I would have thought this quite obvious, it’s basically the Firefox team’s mission statement.

    “The beast” is Internet Explorer or Microsoft in a wider sense…

    “the unbelievers” are Firefox users…

    “the great bird” would be Mozilla…

    Go figure.


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