Internet Explorer Easter Egg - Blue Screen (v4.0)

1. Type "about:whatever" in your address box
2. Type "about:mozilla" in your address box
3. Notice any difference?
4. When Windows NT crashes, it often results in a crash screen with a blue background.
5. This subtile joke is implying that Netscape causes crashes. =)

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Contributed By: CoFfEeMaN on 07-19-1999
Reviewed By: Webmaster
Special Requirements: Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0
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byjjitgwvnx writes:
about:mozilla is removed in Windows XP SP2. It can still be found by using "res://mshtml.dll/about.moz"
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devolution writes:
The "about:" URLS are really stored in MSHTML.dll - use a hex or binary editor to have a look, and you can see the Mozilla etc. entries. Type in this: "about:PostNotCached" and you get the Warning page like when you click back on a HTTPS connection.
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Botard writes:
What is even better is doing "about:mozilla" in Netscape! You get a really great quote.
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Have you ever tried it on Netscape? It's so different. This is what it reads: And the beast shall come forth surrounded by a rolling 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
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thegiorgio writes:
It works also on Internet Explorer 5!
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Jackyl writes:
this egg is found to work in version 6.0 running on a windows xp system
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Turtle writes:
i don't know what happened to my first comment but you can put html tags into the About: text. you can add background colors and have a title and put frames in it and everything. this might be handy if you have a frames page and one frame does not need much html. you could put the whole page into the name of the document and not need to have another html document
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jpers36 writes:
If you try it on Netscape 6, you get this in white italics with a black background: 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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CoFfEeMaN writes:
God, I posted this egg 2 years ago... at least 2 years ago... I can't beleive people actually lookd at it... it'sd got almost as many votes as my homepage has hits... sad but true.
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zafiel writes:
If you put about:mozilla in Firefox (2.0), you get this in white italics on a red screen: 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
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ahkitj writes:
Yes, just a blue background on a blank page, that is, in IE5 (not 4) anyway. Any comments?
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Oakianus writes:
*sigh* When windows crashes hard, and the GUI is dead, and all you have is a brutal reminder that there's a CLI under this monster, you get... A Blue Screen! That's the joke that IE thought they were telling us... Of course, No MS product to date has been stable, but if they wanna mouth off...
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Misha writes:
It work in Internet Explorer 6 too.
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fat_bastard writes:
I have IE 6 and it works for me.
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Nez writes:
A bit pointless and weird, but it works none the less!
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john pepper writes:
you dont need to type about:whatever it only comes up with a site that says "whatever". It does it for any word you type in
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asaf writes:
I have Internet explorer 5.5 & Windows ME, and it works fine .... and is very cool !!!!!!!
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dark metroid writes:
Also, if you type in "www.something.com", you get the word something. That's it.
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jrwag writes:
What are you talking about, Dark Soul? They're separate programs created by two different companies. Well, not completely separate, since MS made IE to compete with Netscape. But still, IE is hardly "based on Mozilla".
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Josh writes:
I just have two things to say: The blue screen is not the same colour as "The Blue Screen Of Death", it's the "Microsoft" blue. Internet Explorer isn't based on Mozilla.
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Turtle writes:
you can add html tags into the about: thing ex= about:

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thesnake writes:
I don't get the blue screen of death at all. I just get whatever word i put in after about
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crsgardner writes:
Uh, stupid... The egg actually has to do with the fact that blue is the trademarked color for Internet Explorer (look at the E). It has nothing to do with Netscape crashing. It has to do with the fact that when you type about: Mozilla in Netscape, you get a diatribe on Netscape kicking butt, and MS's team is saying, "So what. Here's our diatribe. Our browser speaks for itself".
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!ME! writes:
This egg works on Internet Explorer 6.0 also.
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