Protocol Chrome

Details: Protocol Chrome

When you first hear of the protocol Chrome, you may think of the Chrome Web browser by Google. However, protocol Chrome is associated with Mozilla’s Web browsers, not necessarily Google Chrome. As you may know, computer protocols are standardized methods used to communicate with or exchange data amongst computers. Users of Mozilla Firefox and other Mozilla Web browsers may see the word “chrome” in place of the more standard “http” in their address bars.

This is protocol Chrome in action. Mozilla’s user interface files are similar to Web documents. However, they’re not quite identical. Like the HTTP protocol, the chrome protocol is used to locate specific files. Many user interface files, language resources, and other data are stored locally on the user’s computer, often in a chrome/ folder or a locale/ folder. These folders are mapped by protocol Chrome. Files inside these folders are registered before they can be selected and used.

Protocol Chrome finds the localized files as needed. For example, when running the Bookmarks Manager in Mozilla Firefox, the Web browser will call up the appropriate files and the address bar will display a link that looks like this:


Associated Protocol Chrome Applications

Mozilla Web browsers such as Firefox and Thunderbird.

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