Anything similar to "about:config" (Firefox) In Google's Chrome ?


There is no about:config at the moment.

the feature request on chromium was closed on July 22nd with the status WontFix so you'll probably have to keep bumping the original feature request or open a new request here with additional ideas or features than the previous.

  • about:config - is it feature available in chrome now ? – Hitesh Mar 9 '16 at 13:31
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    @Hitesh No, it is still unavailable. Although you will never get the amount of customization in Chrome that you will have with about:config in Firefox, Chrome://flags might be of use in Chrome. – Daniel41550 Nov 5 '16 at 19:03
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    why this is an accepted answer, while there is another better answer? – T.Todua Aug 12 '17 at 14:34
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    chrome://about for those unwilling to scroll down – Ed Randall Jan 14 '20 at 11:22

Yes, and no. If by about:config, you mean "special page that lets you configure secret stuff, then it's there, and you can access it through about:flags.

If you want the complete list of pages available on Chrome, try about:about.

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    Nice. And not mentioned on Google's old blog post. – Arjan Jan 30 '11 at 12:30
  • Was looking for a way to disable DASH (media source) in Chrome, finally found your answer here. Saved my day! Thanks! – theaws.blog Apr 12 '16 at 3:43

Using about:about converts to chrome://about which consists of ALL settings pages available for Chrome:

chrome://about page

Additionally, you should check the about:flags too.

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    Confirmed; working on Chrome 23.0.1271.95. This should be the accepted answer. – amiregelz Dec 10 '12 at 11:23
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    useful stuff, but still no settings for mouse (like mousewheel speed/acceleration etc.) :/ – razor Aug 1 '18 at 13:21
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    Still working on Chrome 78. The most useful answer out of all. – Ivan Shatsky Nov 3 '19 at 19:27

On a Google Support forums question entitled "Is there an about:config", on July 10, 2009, user "PatrickB1991" responded with the following:

No, currently there is no about:config page...
But you can vote for
and hope it will get implemented sometimes.

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    Your comment is poorly written -- as if Google Support wrote a page titled "Is there an about:config?" with Google seemingly telling people they can vote for it. None of it is the case. Your markup just makes it appear so. Google hasn't encouraged anyone to vote for the feature, and the linked content isn't a question, it's a feature request from a random user. – amn Oct 20 '19 at 23:46
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    @amn: Better now? – Lightness Races in Orbit Oct 30 '19 at 12:54

There's nothing that's exactly identical to Firefox's about:config, but I'm surprised that nobody's mentioned Chrome's about:flags feature. You can use this to turn on/off experimental browser features. It doesn't give you the granularity that Firefox provides, but it can allow you to do some cool things.


There is chrome://settings.

It is not a table, as about:config in Firefox, it's tabbed, with tree structure. Every settings page has a URI (chrome://settings/advanced) and even individual options could be linked – for now only using search and clicking on a section of interest (chrome://settings/search#sync).

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    Use About:About to access all hidden pages in Chrome. – Moab Mar 22 '11 at 14:42
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    this is, as of the current date, the same as clicking the wrench icon to get to standard settings. – Jeff Atwood Sep 1 '12 at 6:21

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