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  1. In page element adorners

    This feature would change the element selection highlighting to draw in the top left corner of the element a label with the; selector, width and height of the element.

    Proposed Design
    - Only applicable to elements that are on the page (e.g. not <script>)
    - Highlight element mode would draw text to the effect of "<selector> <width> x <height>)
    - Selector is the common selector format the DOM Explorer uses today (e.g. the auto generated selector when adding a new CSS rule)
    - Width and height should be in px from the computed value
    - Text must have contrasting background …

    3 votes
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      1 comment  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Hover states context menu

      This feature would add a new context menu item to set an element in the DOM Explorer so that :hover rules are applied.

      Proposed Design
      - A new checkbox context menu item on the DOM Tree ("Force :&hover state") for enabling hover (the most common pseudo state)
      - State should match the pseudo checkbox state

      9 votes
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        1 comment  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Source links for console.trace

        This feature would make the source locations in console.trace hyperlinks that navigate the debugger.

        Proposed Design
        - Source locations in console.trace appear as hyperlinks that navigate the debugger to the source location

        7 votes
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          0 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Paint on step

          This feature would add change IE so that stepping while broken in the debugger will also update the rendered page. This enables developers to view the visual impact of their code as they step through it.

          9 votes
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            0 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Quick show and hide elements

            This feature would add a command to toggle the selected element between display:none and it's default display setting.

            Proposed Design
            - Toggle via a context menu "Hide/Show element" and a keyboard shortcut ('H') the visibility of an item
            - This would set the display:none via the style attribute
            - If there is already a style attribute with display:none, it should be remembered and restored when toggled

            7 votes
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              0 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Debugger invert watches and bps to insert at top

              This feature would change the watches and breakpoints window to add new items at the time of the window rather than the bottom.

              Proposed Design
              - 'Add watch' is at the top of the list
              - Watches are after the 'add watch' input box
              - Locals and exception objects at the bottom of the watches window
              - Breakpoints are added at the top
              - The persisted (to disk) order is also inverted so that the order is persisted across sessions

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Edit and Continue

                This feature would add the ability to edit JavaScript code when stopped in the debugger then to continue (or step) and execute the modified code.

                Proposed Design
                - Will have a number of limitations (e.g. not applicable to eval code)
                - Will not modify the state of the DOM/Objects/Closures etc.

                174 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  We’ve started work on edit and continue in the F12 debugger. It’s going to take us a while as it’s a complex feature with many moving parts. The first part we’ll tackle is applying changes when you’re not at a breakpoint. So you could do something such as editing an event listener then trigger the event again. No dates for when, or if, we’ll be able to deliver it.

                • File picker search box history

                  This feature would add auto complete history to the file picker in the debugger.

                  Proposed Design
                  - Using same auto complete popup as console and DOM Explorer
                  - History remembered across sessions
                  - History item added on commit (enter etc.)
                  - History item can be deleted with del from auto complete box

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Source links for hrefs printed to the console

                    This feature would scan (via a regex - eugh) for any URL inside a message and when found convert them into a hyperlink that will navigate the debugger.

                    Proposed Design
                    - Use the same logic as the debugger for detecting and canonicalization a URL into an absolute URL
                    - Hyperlinks should appear as hyperlinks and when activated navigate the debugger

                    6 votes
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                    • Source links for hrefs printed to the console

                      This feature would scan (via a regex - eugh) for any URL inside a message and when found convert them into a hyperlink that will navigate the debugger.

                      Proposed Design
                      - Use the same logic as the debugger for detecting and canonicalization a URL into an absolute URL
                      - Hyperlinks should appear as hyperlinks and when activated navigate the debugger

                      1 vote
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                        0 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • XHR Replay

                        This feature allows users to replay previosly made XHR requests.

                        Proposed Design
                        - Provide a replay button to enter "Edit request mode"
                        - Provide a context menu option on captured XHR requests to enter "Edit request mode"
                        - Provide a "Edit request mode" where users can modify and re-send previously made XHR requests

                        46 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Dock tools vertically

                          This feature would add the ability to dock F12 to the left side of the IE window.

                          Proposed Design
                          - Extend the current horizontal explorer bar system that F12 uses to cover the vertical scenario
                          - Additional dropdown for docking to indicate the different options (right, bottom, left)
                          - No top docking as the explorer bar system doesn't support it (and it's less important as windows are commonly side by side not bottom to top)
                          - Not mirrored (i.e. no support for RTL)
                          - Each tool in F12 will have to adjust their layout to cope with the change

                          160 votes
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                            18 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improved number handling in DOM Explorer

                            This feature would add to new keyboard shortcuts for incrementing and decrementing numbers by fractions (0.1) and a 100.

                            Proposed Design
                            - Increment value by 0.1: Alt + Up
                            - Decrement value by 0.1: Alt + Down
                            - Increment value by 100: Shift + Page Up
                            - Decrement value by 100: Alt + Page Down
                            - Set number to 0: Alt + Home

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Horizontal wrapping for console item's content

                              This feature would change the console to always wrap console message so that a horizontal scollbar is not needed.

                              Proposed Design
                              - No more horizontal scrollbar!!!
                              - Break words as needed
                              - Will impact the scrollbar accuracy which is acceptable

                              4 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • console.css support

                                This feature would expose console.css(element) to the page which would log a trace styles view of the

                                Proposed Design
                                - New API console.css(element) that takes a markup element as a parameter
                                - Console will display a message "Trace styles <element>" and on the subsequent line the trace styles view (as it is in the trace styles panel) will be logged
                                - Always returns undefined
                                - Never throws

                                10 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Stop all profilers button

                                  This feature would extend the "Debugging is disabled while profiling..." message to include a button to stop all profilers.

                                  Proposed Design
                                  - Extend the common notification UI to include a button in the far right of the UI as a tab stop
                                  - Add a button that reads "Stop Profiling", which when activated messages any tool that is profiling to stop as if the user hit 'stop profiling' in that tool (e.g. process the report etc.)

                                  0 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Network response thumbnail preview

                                    This feature shows a preview of the responses body in the summary view.

                                    Proposed Design
                                    -For image responses, a thumbnail would show up in front of the request URL column
                                    -For other type of responses, an icon calling out the response type would show up in front of the request URL column

                                    0 votes
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                                    • Copy network request and response data to clipboard

                                      This feature allows users to copy the contents of a particular request-response to the clipboard.

                                      Proposed Design
                                      - Provide context menu options to allow copying different parts of the request-response to the clipboard
                                      -The following options could be available:
                                      - Copy link address
                                      - Copy request headers
                                      - Copy response headers
                                      - Copy all as HAR
                                      - P2- Copy as Power Shell

                                      14 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Ruler tool

                                        This feature would add a ruler tool to the DOM Explorer which would be used to draw an arbitrary ruler on the page to measure the distance between two points.

                                        Proposed Design
                                        - New command on the DOM Explorer
                                        - Only one ruler can be drawn on the page at a time
                                        - Activating the command clears the previous ruler from the page and sets the mouse to draw mode where the first click places the first point and then draws a line to the current mouse pointer location. While moving the mouse cursor, a label should be drawn next…

                                        32 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Display AppCache results in network inspector

                                          This feature raises the visibility of requests that hit the AppCache by explicitly calling them out as AppCache hits.

                                          Proposed Design
                                          - Cache hits will be tag as "coming from AppCache" in the received column
                                          - The body of responses coming from the cache will be tag as "coming from AppCache" in the response body tab

                                          16 votes
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