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  1. 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.

    8 votes
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      0 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Debugger file picker folder views

      This feature would add a toggle to the file picker that would switch the view from the current hierarchy based view to a folder.

      Proposed Design
      - Files are grouped by domain and then path

      11 votes
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      • Persistence network inspector view settings

        This feature preserves the network tool settings across sessions.

        Proposed Design
        - Automatically preserve settings previously set by the user

        The following settings are to be preserved:
        - Added/removed columns
        - Column ordering
        - Always refresh from server toggle toolbar button
        - Clear on navigate toggle toolbar button

        6 votes
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        • 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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          • Keyboard shortcut help menu item

            This feature would inform users of all available keyboard shortcuts.

            Proposed Design
            - Add a menu entry to the potential f12 general settings menu
            - Add a tab with information about all available keyboard shortcuts

            7 votes
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            • Reset all preserved settings

              This feature would expose UI to clear all persisted F12 state

              Proposed Design
              - Delete all values under the F12 registry key
              - Delete all files under the AppData folders and replace with defaults as needed

              7 votes
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              • 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

                9 votes
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                • 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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                  • Centralized general settings

                    This feature would add a menu where all general tool options would reside.

                    Proposed Design
                    - Add a button to serve as the menu entry point
                    - Add a popup panel that will contain a collection of tools settings

                    5 votes
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                    • font-face and keyframes

                      This feature would extend the styles views in the DOM Explorer to include the referenced values for font-face and keyframe.

                      Proposed Design
                      - The styles pane would include any keyframes or font-face rules that were applied to the selected element (overridden or not) at the bottom of the styles pane in a new section ("@ rules") (which would not show over @ rules such as @media or @imports)
                      - The computed styles pane would include the font-face/keyframe and a link to the definition in CSS (or source mapped file)

                      7 votes
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                      • Watches can be evaluated when not at a breakpoint ("24x7 watches")

                        This feature would add the ability to inspect JavaScript objects via the watches pane, even when not broken (paused) in the debugger.

                        Proposed Design
                        - All watch expressions will be evaluated at the global scope
                        - Watches will only be re-evaluated when the debugger breaks (and then on subsequent steps)
                        - A refresh button will be added to the pane command strip and to the context menu in order to enable the developer to force all the expressions to be re-evaluated
                        - Will have side effects (e.g. getters will be called in order to evaluate the watch expression)

                        4 votes
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                        • Export network traffic data (HAR)

                          This feature enables the network tool export its content.

                          Proposed Design
                          -Provide an "export traffic toolbar" button
                          -The feature allows users to export content in the following formats:
                          - Diagsession
                          - HAR
                          - HAR with content

                          5 votes
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                          • 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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                            • console.dir support in web workers

                              This feature would change console.dir from a web worker to log an inspectable object rather than a string (Which it does today).

                              Proposed Design
                              - Use the current UI for console.dir
                              - Expression valuation (inc. expansion) would have to happen from the (correct) worker context
                              - Same limitations as console.dir from the page

                              4 votes
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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • Evaluate to console

                                    This feature would add an "Evaluate in console" to the DOM tree context menu that would send the selected element to the console (same as console.log(<element>).

                                    Proposed Design
                                    - New context menu item "&Evaluate in console" to be enabled for any markup node in the DOM tree in the DOM Explorer.
                                    - The command will decode the image (based on the media type supplied in the URI) to a bitmap that can be copied to the clipboard

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Editor file picker can be pinned/unpinned

                                      This feature would add a button toggle to file picker to alternate the behavior of the file picker to either have its current behavior or (new) to be docked and always visible on the left hand side of the debugger.

                                      Proposed Design
                                      - Pin toggle added to the right of the input box for the file picker
                                      - Toggle is 2nd in tab order (after the input box) for the file picker
                                      - Width of the pane will be resizable and persisted
                                      - When docked, the file picker items are added to the tab order of the debugger (the tree…

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Custom filtering in console

                                        This feature would add an input box to the console that would winnow the displayed console items to only items that match the contents

                                        Proposed Design
                                        - Input box in top right of console in the same location as the find box on other tools
                                        - The console items should be winnowed as the developer types (no need to commit with enter etc.)
                                        - Searches all visible info (message, location, property key/values)
                                        - Simple text search (could be done on the serialized version from the copy item command)
                                        - Whitespace is treated as an AND operation (e.g. window foo would…

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Screenshot element context menu

                                          This feature would add a "Screenshot element" context menu to an element in the DOM Explorer which will copy a screenshot cropped to the selected element to the clipboard.

                                          Proposed Design
                                          - New context menu item "&Screenshot element" to be enabled for any elements in the DOM tree of the DOM Explorer
                                          - The command will fetch the bounding rectangle (top, left, width and height) for the element and then take a screenshot of the page and crop it to match the bounding rectangle for the element
                                          - Non visible elements (e.g. display:none or non visible tags will copy nothing…

                                          2 votes
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