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Author Topic: Weird Mozilla Firefox Page  (Read 6471 times)

J-Mac

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Weird Mozilla Firefox Page
« on: February 13, 2008, 12:24:39 AM »
OK, I've been using Firefox from quite early on, but this is a first for me!  This page appears to be simply a test page for standards compliance -- or at least I hope it is!

Take a look:  Type "about:Mozilla" into Firefox's address bar (Without the quotes, of course) and see what you get.

Some coders have a really strange sense of.... humor?  :huh:

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Re: Weird Mozilla Firefox Page
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008, 12:28:37 AM »
yes, this is an old easter egg from the Nestcape-era, i think.. ;)

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Re: Weird Mozilla Firefox Page
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2008, 12:49:30 AM »
Wow - that old?!

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Re: Weird Mozilla Firefox Page
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2008, 04:24:20 AM »
afraid so.. anyway, you can read all about it here: The Book of Mozilla. ;)

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Re: Weird Mozilla Firefox Page
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2008, 08:49:49 AM »
there are more:

about:aboutdoesn't seem to work right
about:blankyou know this one
about:cacheshows information about the cache
about:cache-entrymaybe ought to show information about a given cache entry?
about:configtweak all the settings, even those you shouldn't fiddle with
about:crasheslists the crashreports you have sent
about:creditsshows an alphabetical list of contributors. (the colors were messed up in my case: black on black)
about:pluginsshows the plugins you have installed, but not the extensions
about:mozillasee in the previous posts
about:logoshows the firefox logo in PNG format
about:buildconfigshows how your binary was compiled
about:licenseshows the licenses (yes plural) which apply to various parts of firefox (or mozilla)
about:licencethe same for different spelling


Those are all I found during my 2-minute research. There might be more though...


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Re: Weird Mozilla Firefox Page
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2008, 06:22:50 AM »
about:kitchensink
« Last Edit: March 23, 2008, 06:37:43 AM by BuBBy »

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Re: Weird Mozilla Firefox Page
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2008, 01:16:04 PM »
about:kitchensink


OK - you got me!  "Bad URL, cannot be loaded.   :redface:

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Re: Weird Mozilla Firefox Page
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2008, 01:57:11 PM »
Funny, kitchensink works for me

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Re: Weird Mozilla Firefox Page
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2008, 04:34:02 PM »
I have firefox 3.0 beta 4 and cannot load "about:kitchensink". Josh which browser did you use?

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Re: Weird Mozilla Firefox Page
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2008, 07:13:00 PM »
I'm using Firefox 2.0.0.12 and I just get a small popup saying the URL is not valid.

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Re: Weird Mozilla Firefox Page
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2008, 11:02:56 PM »
more on "about:kitchensink" here.

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Re: Weird Mozilla Firefox Page
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2008, 03:39:03 AM »
Aha!  I just saw something about this on LifeHacker, and I now see the problem:

You have to type in "about kitchensink" (without the quotes, of course), not "about:kitchensink".

Whomever else was having trouble with this, try it with just a space between "about" and "kitchensink". Worked for me then!

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Re: Weird Mozilla Firefox Page
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2009, 12:16:04 PM »
Yeah, just about(space)kitchensink worked for me too.
I've found another page - try about:robots and have a see what happens...

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Re: Weird Mozilla Firefox Page
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2009, 12:19:43 PM »
Haha, didn't now about (or had forgotten all about?) "about kitchensink" - that one's cute :D
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Re: Weird Mozilla Firefox Page
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2009, 01:08:46 PM »
I've found another page - try about:robots and have a see what happens...

Ha!

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Robots have shiny metal posteriors which should not be bitten.

Nice Futurama reference.