Internet Explorer Easter Egg - View and Edit "About" Entries

1. Did you know you can change the aliases for the "about" addresses in MSIE 4.0?
2. Get into Registry Editor and go to Hkey_Local_Machine/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/AboutURLs.
3. Notice there are links to About:Mozilla, About:Blank, etc...
4. Try adding about:myself to go to your personal homepage, perhaps...
5. Or about:msie to go to www.microsoft.com/ie/...
6. Or even make your own about:mozilla page!!!

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Contributed By: CodeManB on 07-19-1999
Reviewed By: Webmaster
Special Requirements: Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0
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Franny644 writes:
I use the about: thing a lot myself, especially when I'm programming in VB6 using the IE ActiveX control. I use tricks such as typing "about:

loading" to add a loading screen. This trick will make it a whole lot quicker.
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florian writes:
This is really cool, I created one also, and it works! (I created also a .reg file! That I send to my friends!) Works by 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0!
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Migel writes:
Ever try : about:home it's your homepage !
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Mike writes:
This works on MSIE 5 too!!!
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lukehutton writes:
If you have your own website, but don't have a domain name, this is like a great replacement. eg. "about:lukeweb" instead of www.members.tripod.co.uk/~elephants/~jobbie/ffgf/etc... This is an excellent tool which I'm using quite a lot. Good one!
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Litehouse writes:
In Version 4.08 of Netscape, about:mozilla reads: "And the beast shall come forth surrounded by a roiling cloud of vengeance. The house of the unbelievers shall be razed and they shall be scorched to the earth. Their tags shall blink until the end of days. from The Book of Mozilla, 12:10 Litehouse...
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koira writes:
In Mozilla Firefox 1.5 about:mozilla says: And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced. But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird. The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire and thunder upon them. For the beast had been reborn with its strength renewed, and the followers of Mammon cowered in horror. from The Book of Mozilla, 7:15 I think there's an entry for that as an egg, if not im going to create it.
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qwertyuiop writes:
I use Firefox, but others on my pc use IE. so i changed all the about entries to a rick roll!
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bright writes:
I have tried it in Netscape 7.0 and it works. The text is the same 'And the beast shall be made legion. Its numbers shall be increased a thousand thousand fold. The din of a million keyboards like unto a great storm shall cover the earth, and the followers of Mammon shall tremble. from The Book of Mozilla, 3:31 (Red Letter Edition) ' The background is red.
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Sweet discovery! I think these are called monkiers... can anyone back me up or slap me in the face?
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Dark_Orchid writes:
oh, and, if you type about:mozilla in Netscape 6 you get an all red screen that says: "And the beast shall be made legion. Its numbers shall be increased a thousand thousand fold. The din of a million keyboards like unto a great storm shall cover the earth, and the followers of Mammon shall tremble. from The Book of Mozilla, 3:31 (Red Letter Edition)"
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Deb writes:
How do you use it after you enter about myself and your homepage...how does it work??
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Dark_Orchid writes:
if you type about:mozilla in IE 5.5 you get an all blue screen! SWEET!
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