How to get to the developer tools for an app is not obvious

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 36

Status

defect
RESOLVED FIXED
5 years ago
Last year

People

(Reporter: andy+bugzilla, Assigned: paul)

Tracking

unspecified
Firefox 36
x86
macOS
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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In app manager I could start an app and there was a nice big debug button that took me to the developer tools so I could see the console. 

I was completely confused on how to do this in WebIDE until dcamp saved me in IRC by pointing out that its the "pause" button. I never would have guessed that and didn't hover over it. I realise now its the same button as the "debugger" in the developer tools.

Personally I liked the word "DEBUG", but I found the pause button confusing.
Should this just be the toolbox icon that we use in the toolbars?
Perhaps, but maybe a label is still needed?  Others have mentioned the same thing.  More discussion here, so I'll dupe to this bug.
Duplicate of this bug: 1055340
What about a showing a window with a box at the bottom with "devtools" written in it? Like this: http://i.imgur.com/ivzd9Zg.png - it's explicit and has a label.

We need help from UX.
Flags: needinfo?(dhenein)
More UX flags in case that helps...
Flags: needinfo?(shorlander)
Whiteboard: [blocked on UX]
Blocks: 1067337
This shouldn't block bug 1067337, but will be much easier given an icon in that bug.
No longer blocks: 1067337
Whiteboard: [blocked on UX]
Posted patch v1Splinter Review
Assignee: nobody → paul
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #8516784 - Flags: review?(jryans)
Comment on attachment 8516784 [details] [diff] [review]
v1

Review of attachment 8516784 [details] [diff] [review]:
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r+++
Attachment #8516784 - Flags: review?(jryans) → review+
Keywords: checkin-needed
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/4cb2f1dff8ad
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [fixed-in-fx-team]
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 36
Flags: needinfo?(dhenein)
Product: Firefox → DevTools
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