Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers How to Use Google Chrome Commands Access dozens of Chrome's features and settings Share Pin Email Print Browsers Chrome Safari Firefox Microsoft By Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated February 11, 2020 141 141 people found this article helpful Google Chrome is highly customizable, allowing you to fine-tune the browser through hundreds of settings that affect everything from the application's appearance to its security-related features to changing download destinations. You can make many of these tweaks through the interface's graphical menu buttons and links, but Chrome commands let you really get under the hood and take full control of your browser quickly and easily. These commands, entered into Chrome's address bar (also known as the Omnibox), not only provide shortcuts to settings accessible through the browser menus but also to advanced options available only via this method. Below are some of the most useful Chrome commands, along with a brief description of each. This article is intended for users running the Google Chrome browser on Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows operating systems. The screenshots here pertain to Chrome version 77. chrome://settings/searchEngines This opens the Search engines pop-out interface, which allows you to change the browser's default search engine, edit individual search strings, and remove installed engines. chrome://settings/clearBrowserData This opens the Clear browsing data dialog, which allows you to delete browsing history, download history, cache, cookies, saved passwords, other browsing data, and licenses for protected content from a time period you specify. chrome://settings/autofill This opens the Autofill options window, from which you can choose to view, edit, or remove existing autofill data and manually add new entries. chrome://downloads This displays Chrome's download history, which contains icons, filenames, and URLs associated with each file within the log. Alongside each file are links to delete the entry from the download list and to open the folder where it's located. chrome://extensions This displays all installed browser extensions, including names, icons, sizes, version numbers, and permissions data. You can toggle extensions off and on, and instruct Chrome whether or not to allow each to run while the browser is in Incognito Mode. chrome://bookmarks This opens the bookmarks manager, which displays all of your stored web pages organized by folder and title. You can add, edit, or remove bookmarks on this screen as well as import and export them in HTML format. chrome://history This displays your browsing history, all searchable and categorized by date. You can remove individual items from this log and access the Clear browsing data interface. chrome://chrome This tells you the version number you're running and gives you access to help and issue reporting. chrome://crashes Here, you'll find detailed information about recent browser crashes. From here, you can enable crash reporting, too. chrome://gpu A wealth of information about your system's graphics card(s) and settings is available here, including driver specifications, hardware acceleration data, and workarounds for conflicts and other related problems detected by Chrome. chrome://histograms This gives you access to dozens of in-depth visual interpretations of browser statistics accumulated from the time you launched Chrome to the most recent page load. chrome://system Go here to find comprehensive system diagnostic data, including details about your operating system, BIOS, and various hardware components. The amount of data available depends on your particular operating system. chrome://flags Here, you can enable/disable dozens of experimental features, some of which are platform-specific. Each feature set includes a brief description and a link to toggle it on and off. Only advanced users should tamper with these settings. chrome://quota-internals This provides details on the amount of disk space allotted for and currently being used by Chrome, including how much each site occupies in the browser's cache. As always, use caution when modifying your browser's settings. If you are unsure about a particular component or feature, leave it as is or do further research.