Google Chrome has long been known for its simplicity and efficiency and provides many hidden functions, such as omnibox search, auto translate bar and so on. URL commands are basically a set of native URL addresses that give users quick access to various internal information, settings, customization & troubleshooting options, hidden – experimental features, etc.
URL command shortcuts always begin with “chrome://” and followed by a set of letters and phrases. The phrases are sometimes hyphenated but never contain spaces or special characters. These commands are very powerful and can be used as a shortcut to access the features quickly.
Useful Google Chrome Commands That Every User Should Know
1- Access Chrome Settings>> chrome://settings
2- Browsing History >> chrome://history
Access browsing history with this URL command instead of going through the menu.
3- Play Chrome’s offline Dinosaur game >> chrome://dino
The chrome://dino URL command syntax displays the “No internet” error page from which you can play the built-in Google Chrome game. Check out this guide to learn more about the offline Dinosaur game and how to play it.
4- Download manager >> chrome://downloads
5- About Chrome >> chrome://help
6- Display extensions >> chrome://extension
View complete list of installed extensions on your Chrome browser.
7- Access experimental features >> chrome://flags
8- View bookmarked pages >> chrome://bookmarks
9-View installed applications >> chrome://apps
Show Google apps like Web Store, YouTube, Gmail, etc.
10- Tab information & management>> chrome://discards
The “discard” command opens a tab management page where information about currently opened tabs is displayed. From this page, you can discard opened tabs, check average CPU usage of each tab, average load time, tab title, tab URL and more.
11- Restart Chrome browser>> chrome://restart
Enter the URL command into your browser and the Google Chrome will restart.
12- Quit Chrome >> chrome://quit
This URL command closes the Chrome browser.
13- Display new tab page >> chrome://newtab
14- Version >> chrome://version
14- Access all of Chrome’s URL commands >> chrome://about URL
15- View All Networking Events >> chrome://net-internals
Net-internals is a browser’s network diagnosis center. It includes information and tools to help you see the events has been captured, solve recurring problems, and solve network problems. If you encounter a DNS error page, you may have visited this page to refresh the cache.
16- Check Components >> chrome://components
This command displays all components used in Chrome browser. Here we can see the version of commonly used Flash components and check whether there are updates.
17- View Which Sites are Forbidden to Translate >> chrome://translate-internals
Enter “chrome://translate-internals”, then it will display what languages are not prompted to translate, which sites no longer prompt translation, and which languages should always be translated, and the user can manually close the translation options have been set before.
18- View the devices that are connected to the computer. >> chrome://devices: