Things you can do
with the built-in (internal) "about:" command [command names and all parameters are case insensitive], translated as "chrome://" into the browser [ending
forward slash (/) after parameter name (chrome://parameter/) is optional]:
(chrome://about/) = Chrome and built-in components + supported standards version info
about:about (chrome://about/about/) =
complete list of available about: (chrome://) commands; same as about:chrome-urls (chrome://chrome-urls/)
(see further below)
about:gpu (chrome://gpu/) (newer browser versions)
or about:gpu-internals (chrome://gpu-internals/) (older browser versions) = GPU Info tab: video hardware Graphics Processing Unit
(GPU) + Chromium/Chrome features, status, version, driver info, diagnostics + logs; Profiling tab: moved under about:tracing (chrome://tracing/)
(see further below)
about:histograms (chrome://about/histograms/) = list of all available histograms + graphs
(chrome://history/) (older browser versions) = built-in browsing History Manager
(chrome://history2/) (newer browser versions) = built-in browsing History Manager with color coded URL interface + more
about:internets (chrome://internets/) [undocumented!] = "Internets": "Don't Clog the Tubes!" animated
3D pipes, similar to Windows 9x/NTx OpenGL screen saver ; must have sspipes.scr (3D Pipes Screen Saver) in %windir%\SYSTEM32
[(Windows 2000/XP/2003); Microsoft removed this file from Windows /Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10/2016/newer!] for this to work [%windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS
(WinXP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10/2016) or C:\WINNT (Win2000)]; older Chrome builds only, newer builds display error 300 invalid URL web
(chrome://sessions/) = list of Sessions (x) + Magic List (x) (if any)
= built-in Options (settings) Manager main screen [defaults to Basics screen if not followed by other available option after the forward slash (/)]; see below for available
(chrome://settings/content/) = built-in Options (settings) Content Settings screen (global = valid for all web pages), each with Manage Exceptions (local =
valid for selected web page only) button (see Exceptions options below):
about:settings/contentexceptions (chrome://settings/contentexceptions/) =
built-in Options (settings) Manager Cookie and Site Data Exceptions screen (defaults to Cookie and Site Data Exceptions screen if not followed by other available option preceded by #); available options:
about:tracing (chrome://tracing/) = Record tracing stats: records + displays
keyboard key presses + mouse movement into buffer; Load: loads tracing stats from file; Save: saves tracing stats to file; about:gpu (chrome://gpu/) Profiling tab: moved here
(see further above)
about:version (chrome://version/) = Chrome and built-in components + supported standards version info; chrome: or
chrome:// redirects to chrome://version/
BONUS: Chromium/Chrome hidden T-Rex game, also here. Start the game from within the browser: disconnect your computer/device from the internet (works only offline)
→ start Chromium/Chrome → press Space →
use up arrow key to jump (or 8 numeric pad key to jump shorter leaps) over obstacles (cacti), down arrow key (or 2 numeric pad key) to crouch (bow down to avoid pterodactyls), and Alt key to pause the
12-31-03 Easter Egg in EGGS.TXT, part of W95-11D.EXE:
FILE SEARCH EASTER EGG
Courtesy of David."This Egg works only with Windows 2000/ME/XP/2003. Found an interesting feature (bug?) when
using Windows File Search. Go to Find Files or Folders and search for this string (no quotes):"catch me if you can"to list all files on your PC."
This works with all X-Setup 6.xx releases (freeware for personal use), the BEST and most
comprehensive Windows 9x/NT4/2000/ME/XP/2003 system power tweaker and Registry "hacker". To activate the egg: run X-Setup
either from the Start Menu → Programs → Xteq → X-Setup, or from the Control Panel X-Setup icon
→ click Help → click About → right-click on the blue vertical bar at the left with the Xteq logo at the top stating
"Do More Faster" at the bottom, while holding down the Ctrl key → voila! The About dialog box will start a frantic "dancing" rhythm around your screen, and the credits window will fill up at the same time with the
"All Your Base Are Belong To Us!" message scrolling down. You can "freeze" the movement
temporarily by clicking and holding down your left mouse button inside the credits window. The only way you can stop the
"show" is to left-click the Close button, or hit Alt + F4
11-15-00 Easter Egg in EGGS.TXT, part of W95-11D.EXE:
X-SETUP EASTER EGG - Part 2
This works with all X-Setup 5.xx/6.1x releases (freeware for personal use), the BEST and most
comprehensive Windows 9x/NT/2000/ME/XP/2003 system power tweaker and Registry "hacker". Run X-Setup either from the Start
Menu → Programs → Xteq → X-Setup, or from the Control Panel X-Setup icon → click
Help → click About. The blue box in the lower right corner displays scrolling text with the names of the Xteq team members and other
credits. But if you (double-)click on the blue vertical bar at the left with the Xteq logo at the top stating "Do More
Faster" at the bottom, this will change to a small flying helicopter scrolling from left to
right in the animation window, while your default web browser will open at the Xteq home page.
Courtesy of Harry."The old Windows Ski Free 16-bit game (SKI.EXE) from the original Microsoft Entertainment
Pack, which used to be bundled with some OEM/VAR Windows/WfWG 3.1x computers [way back ], has an Easter Egg:
Play the game: ski down the hill.
Go past the Finish line and keep on skiing.
At some point, an ugly gray monster will jump out onto the hill and will eat the skier [you ]. After that the
monster starts jumping up and down, rubbing its belly. This also happens if you ski left, right, or even up the hill. The
monster will disappear when you click your mouse on the game screen, and you will be automatically "teleported" back to the
Start line, where you can begin a new game. The monster seems to appear after a certain amount of time has passed since the race started. When you ski uphill this happens
MS IE 6.xx new Windows XP "style" blue logo, filled with the scrolling lists of MS IE developer team names
in alphabetical order.
MS IE 5.xx "classic" logo inside a blue thick bordered box, followed by the credits screen listing
the MS IE developer team names in alphabetical order.
These Eggs work ONLY with MS IE 5.xx/6.xx and newer for Windows 9x/NT4/2000/ME/XP. ANY other older IE browsers will
be redirected to the MS IE startup page, but can be also
viewed [with the credits screens improperly displayed, because Netscape/Mozilla browsers do not support ActiveX :(] using
Netscape Navigator/Communicator/Mozilla 3.0x/4.xx/6.xx/7.xx or newer.
This works ONLY with Microsoft Excel 2000 for Windows 9x/NT4/2000/ME/XP. Follow these steps to play the racing
Run Excel 2000.
Select "Save as Web Page" from the File
Select "Save: Selection: Sheet".
Check the "Publish
Sheet" and "Add interactivity" boxes and click Save.
Exit Excel 2000.
Load the saved
HTML page in Microsoft Internet Explorer 4/5/6 web browser.
Scroll down to row 2000, column
Select row 2000 (highlight the entire line) and then press Tab until WC is selected again.
Shift + Ctrl + Alt and left-click once the MS Office logo in the upper left corner of the Excel
Ta-dah! Watch the street painted with Excel 2000 team credits fly by, in this Microsoft's clone of Spy Hunter
driving game! Use the Up/Down Arrow keys to accelerate/decelerate, Right/Left Arrow keys to steer the car,
Space to fire the machine guns, O (the letter "o") to drop Oil slicks, H to turn on the Headlights
and Esc to exit the game.NOTES:
This egg works ONLY WITHOUT
ANY MS Office 2000 Service Packs installed: SP1 or SP2!
You MUST have MS Office 2000 Web Components installed
for this egg to work!
12-29-99 Easter Egg in EGGS.TXT, part of W95-11D.EXE:
OSR2/NT/98/2000/ME/XP OPENGL EASTER EGG
This Windows 95B/95C OSR2.x, 98, 98 SE, ME, NT 3.5x/4.0, 2000, XP + 2003 Easter Egg is hidden into the 3D Pipes (OpenGL) Screen Saver, bundled with all these Operating
Systems. The file SSPIPES.SCR is located in %windir%\SYSTEM (Win95 OSR2/98/ME) or in %windir%\SYSTEM32 (WinNT/2000/XP/2003). %windir% = usually C:\WINDOWS (Win95/98/ME
+ WinXP/2003) or C:\WINNT (WinNT4/2000). To activate the Egg, follow these steps EXACTLY:
Right-click on an empty spot on your Desktop.
Select the Screen Saver tab.
Select "3D Pipes (OpenGL)" from the Screen Saver list.
Click the Settings button.
Select Traditional for Pipe Style.
Select Mixed for Joint Type.
Select Solid for Surface Style.
Start/Preview the screen saver: some of
the joints are now "teapot" shaped. Microsoft removed this file from Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/newer
OSes! Get it back.UPDATE:
"Select Textured for Surface Style, but do NOT click Choose Texture (all other steps are identical), to get a candy cane
effect on the pipes." [Thank you Bear!]
MicroSoft Diagnostics (MSD.EXE) 16-bit utility for DOS "shows off" 2 Easter Eggs:MSD v2.00 bundled with Windows 3.10 (located in your Windows directory), and probably other earlier
releases, pops up a "funny" message when you:
Press and hold Alt + H or click Help.
Hit Enter (or A) or
Punch F1:"No Help Available. (so leave me alone)"
removed this "joke" from all newer MSD releases beginning with v2.01, included with Windows 3.11 and MS-DOS
6.00.MSD v2.13 bundled with Windows 95 retail, 95a OSR1, 95B OSR 2.0, 95B OSR 2.1 and 95C OSR 2.5 displays the
wrong version: identifies itself as v2.11 when you:
Press and hold Alt + H or click Help.
Hit Enter (or
A) or click About:"Microsoft (R) Diagnostics Version
2.11"The correct version (2.13) shows up ONLY on the red intro screen when MSD first starts:"Microsoft (R) Diagnostics Version 2.13"
but ONLY IF MSD
is run from native MS-DOS when you boot with the "Command prompt only" option from the Windows 95/98
Start Menu, NOT from a DOS box/session within Windows GUI.MSD.EXE is NOT installed by Windows 95 on your hard
drive. :( But you can find it on your Win95 Setup CD-ROM in the \OTHER\MSD folder. If you don't have Windows 95 you can get MSD v2.13 [free].FYI: See complete MSD details in:
10-14-99 Easter Egg in EGGS.TXT, part of W95-11D.EXE:
X-SETUP 4.0/5.0 EASTER EGG - Part 1
Enjoy this "hot" egg sent by The Captain."To see the Xteq X-Setup 4.0/5.0 Easter Egg press F3 to bring up an
undocumented menu. The OK button doesn't work, so just click the X in the upper right corner to close it. The F3 menu
has been removed from newer versions of X-Setup. :("FYI: X-Setup Pro for
Windows 9x/NT4/2000/ME/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7 is THE best power user system tweaking tool (freeware for personal use). Tweaks 1600+ hidden
GUI, System, Boot, Security, Network, Internet, DOS, MS IE, MS OE etc... settings for MAXimum performance. [TweakUI on
steroids! ] And did I mention it's also
This cool Egg appears courtesy of Robert."Take for granted, just about every program has an Easter Egg hidden
somewhere. HotDog Professional 5.5 just so happens to be one of them. The HTML tag "PIRATE" gives
access to the Egg. Go to the "HTML Tags" listing, and bring up the Properties for the "PIRATE" tag. That is only the 1st part of this Easter Egg. The 2nd part lies in the HTML Help within
the "HTML Property Sheet". Go to:HotDog5_Install_Directory\HTMLHelp\pirate.htmlto activate the 2nd half.NOTE: HotDog Professional is an excellent 32-bit HTML
editing tool [shareware, 30 days free trial] for Windows 9x/NT/2000/ME/XP."
about:namelogo = Netscape and built-in component/supported
standard logo. Substitute name (followed by logo without commas or
spaces) with one of the following: fc, hs, inso, java, mm, mc, ncc, odi, qt, rsa, sym, td,
about:url = url information. Substitute url (without commas or spaces) with a valid
internet address or IP number. Url prefix (http://, ftp://, news:// etc)
The following Netscape 3.0x/4.xx built-in commands that can be typed in the URL Location box REQUIRE to
decimal (real) numbers. Multiple digits are accepted. Substitute + (add) with the (subtract),
* (multiply) or / (divide) symbols to
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 until the end of days.
from The Book of Mozilla,
Mozilla browsers [MS IE shall fall swiftly to its doom... ]:
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
from The Book of Mozilla, 7:15
Firefox/SeaMonkey browsers [The MS IE behemoth has been left
Mammon slept. And the beast reborn spread over the earth and its numbers grew legion. And they proclaimed the times and sacrificed crops unto the fire, with the cunning of
foxes. And they built a new world in their own image as promised by the sacred words, and spoke of the beast with their children. Mammon awoke, and lo! it was naught but a
from The Book of Mozilla, 11:9 (10th Edition)
Firefox 21/newer browsers [MS IE has been
defeated in the end... ]:
The twins of Mammon quarrelled. Their warring plunged the world into a new darkness, and the beast abhorred the darkness. So it began to move swiftly, and grew more
powerful, and went forth and multiplied. And the beasts brought fire and light to the darkness.
11-10-98 Easter Egg in EGGS.TXT, part of W95-11D.EXE:
MS OFFICE 95 EASTER EGG
The MS Office 95 Easter Egg can be activated from any Office application: Access, Word, PowerPoint or Excel. Word
(Winword.exe) was used here to demonstrate the necessary steps:
Start the Word Answer Wizard.
the Answer Wizard screen, type these words: Computer smile
Select "How Do I... Make my
Look at the answer, and then press Ctrl + Shift + Right Arrow to see a "Cast
of Characters" (bitmaps) of the 49 people who created Winword Help.
need to activate the Windows HELP Topic Keys in order for this HELP based Easter Egg to work properly (i.e. Ctrl + Shift +
Right Arrow combo). See "HELP!", also in TIPS95.TXT [part of W95-11D.EXE], for details.
This cool Win98 Easter Egg tip add-on appears courtesy of The Captain. Thanks a lot Cap'!"When you run the Win98
Easter Egg, a temporary HTML file is placed in the same folder as Weldata.exe: C:\WINDOWS\Application
Data\Microsoft\WELCOME. If you open this folder before running the Easter Egg, and then run the Easter Egg, the HTML file
will be visible for a short time. Now rapidly copy this file to another folder (since it will be deleted very soon). Then go
back and place WELCOME.WAV in the same folder as the HTML file. This way you can run the Easter Egg HTML file
anytime."NOTE: You NEED to have kept Welcome.exe (or reinstall it using Control Panel's
Add/Remove Programs applet) and all its files/libraries for this Easter Egg to work!
This Microsoft Plus! Pack add-on for Windows 98 Egg was sent in by The Captain."You must have Deluxe CD Player
installed. Open it. Go to the Edit Playlist dialog for any song. Type in "Microsoft Plus! 98
Product Team" for the artist (no quotes). Type in Credits for the title. Hold down
the CTRL key and click Cancel. You will see a new root level item in the tree view of the album database called "Microsoft Plus! 98 Product Team". Expand it to see the team names."
The Windows 98 Easter Egg has been "unleashed" by The Captain."To do this, follow these steps exactly: left-click
and drag from CAIRO, EGYPT to MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, and then to REDMOND, WASHINGTON, without releasing the mouse button. This is done on the time zone map when you
open the Date/Time applet from Control Panel. There is a "Thank you" to all Win98 beta testers at the end."See this picture for details."Get Win98 Easter Egg in HTML format [10 KB, free].NOTES:
You NEED to have kept Welcome.exe (or reinstall it using Control Panel's
Add/Remove Programs applet) and all its files/libraries for this Easter Egg to work!
Appears courtesy of David, and works ONLY with Microsoft Excel 97.
"Run Excel 97 and open a new
Press F5 (goto command function).
Type X97:L97 in the reference box. Click
Then press Tab. (You should now be at cell M97).
Hold Ctrl + Shift down while left-clicking the Chart Wizard icon on the toolbar.
The flying simulator
pyramid game! Find the Monolith with the programmers messages. Move your mouse to manoeuvre, the right button to accelerate (forward) and the left button to decelerate (reverse). Exit by hitting Escape. With DirectX installed the background landscape appears as 3D pyramids and other geometric shapes, and you can use the arrow keys to fly over and/or under. Far away ahead there is a stone monitor planted in
the ground. When you get closer to it you can see the names of the development team scrolling by."
This Egg works with the MineSweeper (%windir%\Winmine.exe) releases bundled with all Windows/WfWG 3.1x and
NTx/2000/XP/2003 editions. This Egg works also with Windows 95/98/ME, but ONLY IF Explorer Desktop shell
(%windir%\Explorer.exe) is NOT loaded. You MUST use any
other Windows shell, i.e. Program Manager (%windir%\Progman.exe) instead. More info. This Egg does NOT work with Windows Vista
MineSweeper (%windir%\SYSTEM32\Minesweeper.exe).NOTE: You MUST disable ALL animated cursors
FIRST by replacing them with static cursors!
First close or minimize all other running programs.
Type (case insensitive): xyzzy and then hold down the Shift
Release and then hold down Shift again, or left-click once on the happy yellow face.
Now whenever your mouse
cursor is over one of the mines, you'll see a tiny little pixel at the end of your mouse cursor (or a black dot in the upper
left hand corner of your screen). The pixel disappears (or the dot becomes white) if your mouse is not over a mine
"Typing xyzzy allows also for 10x10 grids with 81
mines, and you can cheat by clicking on boxes with an 8 below them. Your friends will not see you cheat, even if you tell
them you are doing so. " [Thank you David!]
"In Windows XP the pixel in the upper left corner of the screen is
white when you are NOT over a mine and is normal when you are." [Thank you J.Z.!]
"This Egg works with the MineSweeper releases bundled with
Windows/WfWG 3.1x and 95/98/NT4/2000. It does NOT work with Windows XP/2003. Start a game. Left-click on any square
without a mine. Then hold BOTH right AND left mouse buttons the same time and press the Esc key. Now release BOTH mouse
buttons AND the Esc key. This will stop the Timer and gives you an unlimited amount of time to finish the game at your own
leasure. If you minimize the game after "freezing" the Timer, you need to do this all over again after restoring it. :(" [Thank you
"All MineSweeper settings are stored in:
text file located in the main Windows directory) in Windows 3.1x/95/98/ME.
ENTPACK.INI (plain text file located in
the main Windows folder) in Windows NT4.
This Registry key in Windows 2000/XP/2003 [as displayed in the Registry Editor
(Regedit.exe)]: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Winmine All these Registry
changes apply ONLY to the current user. Any other user who logs on MUST do this all over again."
ERPMan!] First make sure to close the game. Edit WINMINE.INI (or ENTPACK.INI) using Notepad, or fire up
Regedit and go to the "Winmine" key (see above) to add your name (and any other name you wish) to the MineSweeper list
of players without playing. Add/change these lines: NameN=xxxxxxxx TimeN=xxx Where:
any number between 1 and 10 (player number as shown on the list).
xxxxxxxx = any group of 8
valid ASCII characters (all letters and numbers qualify = case insensitive).
xxx = any number between 0 and
999 [the time you needed to finish the game = smaller the better ].
To become unbeatable add/change these 2
lines (replace "MyName" with your real name): Time3=0 Name3=MyName and then change WINMINE.INI (or ENTPACK.INI) file attributes
to read-only and hidden [:)]: ATTRIB %windir%\WINMINE.INI +R +H
This Egg works with all Windows 3.xx/9x/NT/2000/ME/XP/2003 releases of Microsoft Hearts
Windows 9x/NT4/2000/ME/XP/2003 users: run Regedit.exe (Windows
Registry Editor, located in your main Windows folder) and go to:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\HeartsIn the right hand pane:
create a new String value, name it ZB (case insensitive) and give it a Data value of 42. Close Regedit when done.
Windows/WfWG 3.xx users [Thank you Roger!]: open your WIN.INI file
(located in your main Windows directory) in Notepad, scroll down to the [HEARTS] section (or create
it if not present), and add this new line underneath it (case insensitive):ZB=42Save your
file and exit Notepad.
Now run Mshearts.exe, play at least one hand, and then during gameplay press Ctrl + Alt + Shift
+ F12 (or F4 if using Windows XP/2003) at the same time to activate the cheat.
Many thanks Antonio for this cool Easter Egg:"For those who have Powerpoint 95 or 97, when you go to Help then
About Microsoft Powerpoint, click on the Powerpoint logo and a little fireworks display will appear with a list of
programmers. I don't know if this works with previous Powerpoint versions."
These Windows 95B/95C OSR2.x, NT 3.5x/4.0, 98/98 SE + ME Easter Eggs are hidden into the 3D Text (OpenGL) Screen
Saver, bundled with all these Operating Systems. The file SSTEXT3D.SCR is located in %windir%\System (usually
C:\Windows\System) on Win9x/ME systems and in %windir%\System32 (usually C:\Winnt\System32) on WinNT systems. To
activate them, follow these steps EXACTLY:
Right-click on an empty spot on your Desktop.
Select the Screen Saver tab.
Select "3D Text (OpenGL)" from the Screen Saver
Click the Settings button.
In the Display area check the Text box.
In the Text box type the following words
(case insensitive), depending on the MS OS you are using:
Windows 95B/95C OSR 2.0 - 2.5, 98/98
SE + ME: Type "volcano" (no quotes) and select OK. Click the Preview button. The
screen saver text will cycle through a list of famous United States volcanoes.
Windows NT 4.0: Type "not evil" (no quotes) and click OK. Select the Preview button. The screen saver text will cycle
through a list of WinNT 4.0 programmers.
Windows NT 3.5x:
Type "I love NT" (no quotes) and click OK. Select the Preview button. The screen saver text will say
"good?" and cycle through a list of WinNT 3.5x programmers.
Type "beer" (no quotes) and click OK. Select the Preview button. The screen saver text will cycle
through a list of famous beer brands.
Type "rock" (no quotes) and click OK. Select the
Preview button. The screen saver text will cycle through a list of famous rock bands.
This Egg works with all FreeCell (%windir%\Freecell.exe) releases bundled with Win32s 32-bit Add-on Extensions
for Windows/WfWG 3.1x, with Windows 95/98/ME and NT/2000/XP.NOTE: Windows/WfWG 3.1x users
need to install Microsoft Win32s 32-bit Extensions v1.30c
Add-on [2.41 MB, free] for this Egg to work, because Freecell.exe is a Win32 (32-bit) application, and it is included ONLY
with MS Win32s.Run the Freecell shortcut/icon from:
Windows/WfWG 3.1x: Program Manager
→ Win32s Applications → Games → Freecell, or open File Manager and search for FREECELL.EXE usually located in
Windows 9x/NT/2000/ME/XP: Start button → Programs → Accessories → Games
→ Freecell, or open the Run box → type FREECELL→ click OK or hit Enter.
Now follow these steps EXACTLY to
activate the Egg while playing a Freecell game:
Hold down Ctrl + Shift + F10 together.
A dialog box shows up with 4 choices: Abort, Win, Retry or Cancel.
Click Abort and move (drag) any card to the top to win the game.
MORE FREECELL CHEATS:
Courtesy of Ari: "Start a game. If you have moved a wrong card,
quickly press F10 before clicking another card. It's the Undo button."
To sort all cards by color and in:
ascending order: click Game → click Select Game
(hit F3) → click Yes to cancel game in progress → type -1→ click OK.
order: click Game → click Select Game (hit F3) → click Yes to cancel game in progress → type -2→ click OK.
Courtesy of Nathan: "If you realize you can't possibly win anymore,
just hit Ctrl + Alt + Del simultaneously and select End Task to close Freecell. Ignore the dialog asking to exit Freecell
and wait for Windows to tell you this program isn't responding, or try to close it again without adressing the dialog box.
Voila! You have successfully ended the game without recording a loss."
This Egg works with all Microsoft Word Viewer 97/2000 releases for Windows 9x/NT4/2000/ME/XP/2003 [3.76 MB, English]. MS Office + MS Word users do NOT need to install MS Word
Viewer! Courtesy of Antonio."Run MS Word Viewer (WORDVIEW.EXE = located by default in C:\Program Files\WordView) → go to Help
→ click About Word Viewer → hold down SHIFT + CTRL + ALT at the next screen
→ click on the glasses: a new screen with the Word Viewer programmers will pop
The MS IE 4.0x Easter Egg was kindly sent in by The Captain."There is a new Easter Egg in all final release
versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0x. To find it, open the MS IE4 browser and choose "About
Internet Explorer" from the help menu. The "About" dialog box appears. Hold down the Ctrl key and click the IE logo in
the upper right corner of the dialog box. With the Ctrl key down, you can drag it around the dialog box. Then move the IE
logo over the globe and then to the right, so that it hits the "Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0"
text. If you do this correctly, the text will move off the right side of the dialog, revealing a button named "Unlock". Drop the logo that you have been dragging around and click the "Unlock" button. The globe will
start a shaking motion. Pick up the logo again (Ctrl-click) and drag it onto the globe. A new dialog box opens and a
scrolling list of credits appears. Enjoy!"UPDATE:Other cool ways to activate the IE4 Easter
Turn off the graphics in the Advanced options, then click Help → About.
Type this in
(view source) to display the HTML code. Note that this Egg keeps track of mouse clicks, so you can't right-click to pop up
To get the Windows 95 hidden Easter Egg on your Desktop, create a new folder with this EXACT name (cut & paste
line below):The Microsoft Windows 95 Product
Thank you Suffia for
the necessary corrections to make the Win95 Easter Eggs work properly on ALL Windows 95 retail and 95a OSR1
"This Win95 Egg might NOT work on some Win95 systems with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4/5 with the Active
Desktop enabled, or/and if you use Win95B/95C OSR 2.x!" This update courtesy of Jason.
"The bonus sound and
scrolling authors Easter Egg can be done in one step on any Win95 version regardless of desktop components. I have ActiveX
Desktop and Internet Explorer 4.01 installed and it loads up fine. Can even go full screen with it. You can also create this
folder on the Desktop." This update courtesy of Bill "DrDeath".
"This Win95 Egg does NOT work in Windows 98. Calling
the folder "... Windows 98 ..." doesn't help. In non-US versions of Windows 95 (at least in the German version) you must
first rename the folder to "New Folder", and then to "and now, ...". This Win95 Egg will leave its sound track in the file
Clouds.mid in the \Windows\Media subdirectory. I suppose this is a sound resource of Explorer.exe, Shell32.dll or whatever,
which can be extracted directly, but I couldn't find out how." This update courtesy of Christoph.
NOTE: You NEED to have kept Welcome.exe (or reinstall it using Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs applet)
and all its files/libraries for this Easter Egg to work with ALL Windows 95/OSR2 releases!
10-10-97 Easter Egg in EGGS.TXT, part of W95-11D.EXE:
WIN95 EASTER EGG - Part DEUX
Another interesting Win95 "Easter Egg" procedure. Follow these steps EXACTLY:
Press F1 (the main
Help screen opens).
Click Search from the button bar.
Click the Find tab (the Help Wizard will open).
in the Find dialog box.
Select "All the words you typed in any order" from the top bordered menu.
Select "begin with
the characters you type" OR "contain the characters you type" from the second bordered menu from the top.
Click OK (to
return to the main dialog box).
In the top box (at the cursor), enter EXACTLY these words: Who
knows who built this tool?
Hold down Shift-Ctrl and click the Clear button.
Click Options again.
In the top
bordered menu select "At least one of the words you type".
Click OK (to return to the main dialog box).
In the top box
(at the cursor), enter EXACTLY these words: The Shadow knows!
Hold down Shift-Ctrl and
click the Clear button.
If you followed these instructions EXACTLY, you should see the scrolling animation of the
names of the Microsoft staff who contributed to the making of Windows 95.NOTE: You NEED to have
kept Welcome.exe (or reinstall it using Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs applet) and all its files/libraries for this
Easter Egg to work with ALL Windows 95/OSR2 releases!
To see the undocumented Windows 95 Easter Egg, create a new folder on the Desktop and name it EXACTLY like
this: and now, the moment you've all been waiting for Then rename it to: we proudly present for your viewing pleasure Rename this folder again to: The Microsoft Windows 95 Product Team! (Double-)click the new folder and enjoy the show!UPDATES:
Thank you Suffia for the necessary corrections to make the Win95 Easter Eggs
work properly on ALL Windows 95 retail and 95a OSR1 systems.
"This Win95 Egg might NOT work on some Win95 systems with
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4/5 with the Active Desktop enabled, or/and if you use Win95B/95C OSR 2.x!" This update
courtesy of Jason.
"The bonus sound and scrolling authors Easter Egg can be done in one step on any Win95 version
regardless of desktop components. I have ActiveX Desktop and Internet Explorer 4.01 installed and it loads up fine. Can even
go full screen with it. You can also create this folder on the Desktop." This update courtesy of Bill
"This Win95 Egg does NOT work in Windows 98. Calling the folder "... Windows 98 ..." doesn't help. In
non-US versions of Windows 95 (at least in the German version) you must first rename the folder to "New Folder", and then to
"and now, ...". This Win95 Egg will leave its sound track in the file Clouds.mid in the \Windows\Media subdirectory. I
suppose this is a sound resource of Explorer.exe, Shell32.dll or whatever, which can be extracted directly, but I couldn't
find out how." This update courtesy of Christoph.
NOTE: You NEED to have kept Welcome.exe
(or reinstall it using Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs applet) and all its files/libraries for this Easter Egg to work
with ALL Windows 95/OSR2 releases!