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  1. Do not close F12 Dev Tool window on site load and redirects

    The F12 window gets closed when opening a website or during auth redirect, which makes it impossible to debug auth failures and JS errors happening during website initialization.

    31 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow F12 tools to be extended with Browser Extensions

      I have currently built a browser extension for Chrome that allows me to add a new pane to the DevTools that has its own UI and can communicate with the current tab with a background page for the extensions.

      I would like to be able to write the same extension for Edge. That allowed me to do the same.

      88 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Prevent developer tools from causing "(not responding)" and non responsive main UI thread

        Currently when I open and close developer tools its often puts edge into an apparent "not responding" state for a few seconds. This makes the platform seem very low quality despite the fact edge in general is great.

        This also has the effect of if you are paused in a debugging session on a breakpoint you cannot just press F5 to refresh the page you have to stop the debugger since the UI is locked up... Chrome/Firefox/Safari doesn't do this.

        2 votes
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        • Support colored logs styles in console

          Chrome and Firefox support styling the console text.
          I use the feature a lot and I would really appreciate to have it in Edge.

          25 votes
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          • F12 Developer Tools: Add font settings option

            I feel the DOM Inspector font as being too large when I'm debugging web pages having a number of windows (incl. web page and F12 window) spread across the screen. In the restricted space available for the F12 window (particularly when it's docked to the bottom of the browser window) I can hardly get to see three lines of HTML.

            So, please add a Font Settings option to F12DT so I can choose a smaller font size for DOM inspector and other F12DT panels, resp.

            And please add a Boolean option for disabling word wrap in DOM inspector.

            5 votes
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            • Automatically open dev tools for a new tab prior to opening the site.

              When working with links that open in a new tab, I have to start the dev tools after the site starts loading for that tab. If I have dev tools open in the previous tab then start dev tools in the linked tab so I get the initialization. Starting the dev tools after the tab starts means the tools aren't running when that site loads. Add it as an option in the about:flags page.

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              • REPORT THE BUG TO YOUTUBE

                'ytcfg' is undefined on YOUTUBE. report it so YOUTUBE can fix it
                A window opened saying a bug was found on this page, it asked if I would like to debug it, I DO NOT OWN YOUTUBE, YOUTUBE NEEDS TO BE MADE AWARE THIS BUG IS ON THEIR WEBSITE SO THEY CAN FIX IT, WHY DOES THE DEBUGGER ASK ME TO FIX IT, AND NOT SEND A REPORT TO YOUTUBE AS IT SHOULD

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                  0 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Emulation: Throttle CPU

                  This feature would extend the emulation tool to enable throttling of the CPU to emulate situations where the page is running on a low CPU device. The emulation is not perfect (e.g. it wouldn't emulate diff instruction sets) but would help in giving a more real world experience for lower powered devices (desktop and phone).

                  8 votes
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                  • save css edits to file system

                    Allow to save edits made to local CSS files in the dev tools.

                    5 votes
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                    • Add "Disable JavaScript" option in Developer Tools

                      To locate bugs, it would be great to be able to disable JavaScript via Developer Tools. A button in the Debugger tool bar, for instance.

                      40 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Accessibility Tool: Smart Help

                        This feature would use some rule checking against the acc tree and properties to point out potential issues. For example when an img is missing a name (say because of a missing alt attribute) or a labelledby is pointing to an invalid node etc.

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                        • Accessibility Tool: Explain how properties are calculated

                          This feature would articulate how the various accessibility properties in the accessibility panel are calculated. For example where the name value comes from.

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                          • Being able to activate element highlighting when the page is focused

                            As the title says, being able to activate the element highlighting after interacted with the page would be very useful

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                            • Don't remove combined files after loading source maps

                              Currently in the debugger, after the source maps are loaded, the combined javascript files are removed from the source tree which makes following up production stack traces challenging.

                              Firefox has a similiar problem https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1301331

                              1 vote
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                              • Add the 'copy' console API to copy variable contents to clipboard

                                Firefox and all webkit-based browser have a 'copy' function injected into the console, which can be used to copy the content of any variable currently in the console to the clipboard. I recently discovered this in Opera, and it's become a very handy functionality. Please add this to Edge too.

                                6 votes
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                                • Add the F12 tool to the mobile version of Edge

                                  Nowadays many of us test on the phone to, so please let us get access to f12 on mobile to. Would be so nice to inspect elements on the mobile to!!

                                  64 votes
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                                  • Allow me to tell Edge where to look for Source files

                                    If Edge cannot find source files from map.js, the debugger becomes worthless. It does not allow me to easily Show the js files nor does it ask me, where to look for the original source files in the file System.
                                    Chrome solves this a Little bit better by allowing me to define a Workspace. You should enable something similar.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Add option to Edit and Resend the HTTP request

                                      When using the Network tab in Edge Developer Tools, it would be cool to have Edit and Resend request option (something similar to what Firefox offers).

                                      17 votes
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                                      • Reposition the Find text box near the DOM Explorer / Debugger window

                                        The find text box is aligned in the top right corner next to the CSS, it's un-intuitive and should be nearer to the DOM inspector window

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                                        • An Edge Extension that allows developers to create HTTP REST calls

                                          As a SharePoint and web developer, I often have to create and troubleshoot HTTP REST calls. I would like to manipulate the querystring, headers and body as well as use different HTTP methods (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, etc.) and see the results.

                                          21 votes
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