FAQ: Google Chrome Tips and Pointers

Chrome is Google's newly released browser. It's currently available for Windows only. Following are a couple of FAQ's and bits of interest.

Can I see Chrome in my statistics?

Chrome sends its own user agent string so – depending on your stats program and your visitors – you should. In Google Analytics, you'll see the name "Chrome" if you go to Visitors -> Browser Capabilities -> Browsers (try expand your list to more than 10 if you don't see it).

To view the user agent string of Chrome, type "about:" in Chrome's address bar. You'll see a page with the Chrome version number and the following user agent string:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/0.2.149.27 Safari/525.13

Does Google Chrome have an easter egg?

Yes. The easter egg (or perhaps one of the easter eggs, not sure) appears when you type about:internets in the address bar. Note however this only works on Windows XP, not on Vista. If you can't see it, take a look at this screenshot...

What are the special "about:" URLs I can access?

Try entering these addresses into Chrome:

about: about:cache about:crash about:dns about:hang about:histograms about:internets about:memory about:network about:plugins about:shorthang (careful*) about:stats about:version

*Don't use the "shorthang" if you have important unsaved changes in a web app, as it emulates a crash.

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