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Why does Firefox use the “chrome://” protocol / schema in URLs?

When I want to configure an addon, for example Ghostery, the tab shows a URL like this one: chrome://ghostery/content/options.html What does it mean? Does it have something to do with the Chrome ...
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In a URL, what is // for? [closed]

Typically, when I see //, it's usualy following some protocol prefix like http: or ftp:. I have never seen it placed anywhere else. For example, http://www.google.com/ is a typical URL. However, ...
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3answers
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Full URI to a file on another machine in our local network?

On our small-business Windows XP network, I have a file in f:\MyDir\SubDir\text.doc What would be the URI for that file while I'm on another machine.... if all I knew was that machine's IP address, ...
2
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2answers
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How is http://d§.cc/ a valid URL?

While browsing online today, I came across the following URL: http://d§.cc/ Somehow it works. In Firefox 3.6/Mac, the browser seems to interpret the URL as: http://xn--d-jca.cc/ In Safari 5/Mac, ...
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How can I disable the file:// protocol in Firefox?

How to disable file:// protocol in firefox I want the users not to browse the local files on the machine. I already disabled SaveAs and OpenFile functions. I want user not to browse the local files ...