Some of the important features of the Browser Internals addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Browser Internals.
In short, Browser Internals gives you access to all (about:about) pages, such as plugins, cache, sync and etc. right from toolbar popup UI.
6 Reasons to Use Browser Internals
Allows you to access all about:about pages in your browser.
Drag and drop icons in toolbar popup to your desired order.
Easily change the color of toolbar popup UI to your choice.
You can also change the icon size and popup width and height within the settings toolbar at the popup.
In total, there are 60 pages (with icons) available.
Currently available for Chrome browser only.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Browser Internals?
Browser Internals (formerly known as Under the Hood) aims to simplify the user access to the browser internal pages such as sync, inspect, histograms and more. Working with this addon is very easy, simply open the toolbar popup UI and click on the desired icon. If you do not like the default ordering for the icons, please drag & drop them to the desired order. There are few settings available at the bottom-toolbar within the popup UI such as background color, icon-size and etc. It is important to note that, this addon is extremely lite and is very easy on the CPU and memory of your machine.
2. How to access the settings for this extension?
In order to access the settings as mentioned above, please open the toolbar popup UI and click on the settings icon at the bottom left corner. All the settings are auto-saved to the memory.
3. How can I download the source code for Browser Internals?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. What icons (about pages) are available within the toolbar popup UI?
In total there are 60 pages available within the popup UI. Some of the most important ones are, cache, dns, credits, conflicts, components, help, flags, histograms, media, plugins, network, profile, sync, translate, usb, webrtc, and user.
5. What is the bottom-right button (the expand icon) within the toolbar popup UI?
This button, is for expanding the UI to show all hidden icons. When you first install the addon, some icons are hidden (those that are not very useful). But if you need to access them or drag them to the visible area, please click on the expand button. Please note, when you close the popup, the expanded area will be hidden again.
6. How can I open an about page in a new tab?
In order to open any about page in a new tab, please left-click on an icon within the toolbar popup UI.
7. How can I update the current tab with an about page content?
In order to update the current tab, please middle click on an icon within the toolbar popup UI. Please note that the current tab will be updated with the about page content. If you want to see the previous tab content, you need to click on the back button in your browser.
8. How to uninstall this extension from your Chrome browser?
In order to uninstall this addon from Chrome, please go to the extensions page, find this Addon from the list and then press on the remove button.
9. How to disable this extension?
In order to disable this addon, find the addon name from the extensions page in your browser and then click on the disable button.
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