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Fun Firefox Tricks You Might Not Know About:

Many software programs have so-called “Easter Eggs” – which are hidden jokes, games, or images you might not know about. It’s nothing new, there’s plenty of Easter Eggs in movies, video games, and music albums too. Here’s a list of some fun ones you can find in Mozilla’s Firefox web browser.

Book of Mozilla

Want an excerpt from the great testament book of Mozilla? Just type: about:mozilla into the search box and you’ll get the following message, and it just might change your life.

Book of Mozilla

Message from Robots

If you’re a fan of robots, just type: about:robots in the Search bar to get this message. But remember…they have a plan.


Don’t Void the Firefox Warranty

If you’ve ever done some “under the hood” customizing of Firefox you’ve seen this message. Type: about:config and you get the joke about voiding the free browser’s warranty.

Void Warranty

About About Commands

All of the tricks above use the about: command in the search field in Firefox. For a list of other pages, that can be more helpful, type: about:about to get a list.

Firefox about about

Run Firefox Inside Firefox

I’m not really sure what the point of this trick is, and doesn’t use the about: command, but it’s interesting nonetheless. Launch Firefox and type:


If you want to be really nuts, run it multiple times and see how many instances of Firefox you can have running in Firefox.

Firefox in Firefox

Make Google Do a Barrel Roll

This is more of a Google trick, but it only work in Firefox and Google Chrome (of course). Go to Google and type: do a barrel roll and watch the Google results page flip around.

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Do you know of any cool Easter Eggs or other hidden tricks that can be accessed in Firefox? Let us know in the comments.

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3 Responses to Fun Firefox Tricks You Might Not Know About:

  1. Steve Krause February 26, 2013 at 7:17 am #

    I knew them all except……. about:about

    How did I not try that one earlier? Great list Brian. Will see if any of the readers know any more.

    The one I’ve used in the past was about:crashes. That’s a handy one.

  2. Samir March 8, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    Go to Google and type: tilt

  3. Brian Burgess March 8, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    @Samir: HA! That is a great one! I never knew about that one. Thanks for the heads up!

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