Web Developer Help

Requirements

The Web Developer extension adds various web developer tools to a browser. The extension is available for Chrome, Firefox and Opera, and will run on any platform that these browsers support including Windows, OS X and Linux.

Install

If you are having problems installing the extension for Firefox then please try the following:

Uninstall

The extension can be uninstalled using the built-in uninstall functionality provided by Chrome, Firefox and Opera.

FAQ

Chrome

Why does the extension need access to all my browsing history and private data?

Web Developer for Chrome install message

The above message is shown when installing the extension in Chrome. It is a standard message shown by Chrome that indicates that the extension has full access to all the user's data on all web sites in order for all of its features to work. None of this data is accessed beyond the needs of the features of the extension and no personal data is sent from the extension to a third-party apart from for the third-party features such as validators.

Why does version 0.4 of the extension require extra permissions?

Some of the new features like 'Disable JavaScript' and the new cookie features that were added in version 0.4 of the extension require extra permissions. None of this data is accessed beyond the needs of the features of the extension and no personal data is sent from the extension to a third-party apart from for the third-party features such as validators.

Why are cookies not able to added to or edited on the localhost domain?

The current Chrome APIs do not allow cookies to be added to or edited on the localhost domain.

Please star this bug and hopefully the APIs will be updated.

No Chrome extensions are allowed to run on the Chrome Extension Gallery for security reasons.

Firefox

Why do some of the keyboard shortcuts not work?

The keyboard shortcuts are configurable through the extension options. Check that the chosen shortcuts are not conflicting with other shortcuts used in the extension, other extensions or the browser itself.

Will you add a new resize dimension or tool to the defaults?

No. The extension allows the user to configure the list of resize dimensions and tools. The defaults are provided purely as examples.

Why are some or all of the buttons not displaying on the toolbar?

The toolbar is customizable and some or all of the buttons may need to be added from the customize palette:

  1. Right-click on the toolbar and choose 'Customize...'.
  2. Drag any missing buttons from the 'Customize Toolbar' window to the toolbar or click 'Restore Default Set' and click 'Done'.

Why do the check marks not display next to the features on the toolbar on OS X?

This is a bug in Firefox.

Why is there an unresponsive script warning when using the 'Display Style Information' feature?

If you are upgrading from a previous version of the extension you may see an unresponsive script warning when using the 'Display Style Information' feature. Unfortunately the only known way to fix this issue is to install the extension in a new profile.

Why are the 'DOM Inspector' and 'Display Style Information' features disabled?

The 'DOM Inspector' and 'Display Style Information' features require the DOM Inspector extension and if it is not available then the feature is automatically disabled.

How can I hide the toolbar?

  1. From the menu bar select 'View'.
  2. Select 'Toolbars'.
  3. Select 'Web Developer Toolbar'.

What does the 'Pin Features' option do?

Except for the 'Disable' features, most of the features in the Web Developer extension are reset by default when the page refreshes. By enabling the 'Pin Features' option the features will remain active even when the page refreshes.

Why is the extension no longer localized for my language?

The localizations need to be re-written for version 1.2 and since they are created by third-parties I have no control over how quickly that happens.

If you would like to help by updating a localization that would be greatly appreciated.

Why is the extension localized and how can the localizations be updated?

Starting with version 1.1.7 the standard and localized builds have been combined to streamline the build and release process.

All the localizations are created by third-parties using BabelZilla and are integrated into the build as they are released. If you wish to create or update the localizations please use BabelZilla.

No support is provided for the localizations since they are created by third-parties.

Why does feature 'X' not work in a nightly, alpha, beta or release candidate browser build?

Nightly, alpha, beta and release candidate browser builds are not supported. If you see the same problem with a milestone build then please send me an email.

When will the next version of the extension be released?

I only work on the extension in my free time so it is not possible for me to guarantee any release date for future versions of the extension.

What should I do if my question is not covered here?

Please send me an email.