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Actually I silently asked myself that question several times before while digging around in the config page but I never bothered to find an answer. So that is now cleared up, thanks!
Iit was called chrome long before Firefox too. When AOL bought Netscape Navigator and released the Mozilla Suite 0.6, the UI part of the browser was already called chrome. And of course Phoenix/Firebird/Firefox inherited the architecture of Mozilla and therefore also had a chrome.
Some "chrome://" tricks that you might find useful:
http://hackbymak.blogspot.hu/2011/12/best-funny-firefox-tricks.htmlI found "chrome://mozapps/content/extensions/extensions.xul?type=extensions" very useful,I'm using it basically every time I have to deal with my add-ons.
The other ones are simply funny.
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