Open Bug 1255348 Opened 9 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Browser Toolbox: Add a context menu item for 'inspect element' on chrome content


(DevTools :: Framework, enhancement, P3)



(firefox48 affected)

Tracking Status
firefox48 --- affected


(Reporter: sebo, Unassigned)


(Depends on 1 open bug, Blocks 2 open bugs)


(Whiteboard: [btpp-backlog])

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #972404 +++

As a shortcut for inspecting chrome content is not very discoverable, we should additionally add a context menu item to the chrome content similar to what we have for web content to inspect an element within the Browser Toolbox.

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I prefered a shortcut because it makes it easier to select things that go away when they lose focus or do not allow right clicking on.  i.e. if some kind of popup is opened you'd be unable to right click on that popup to show the 'inspect element' context menu item.  This is from experience with DOMi and using two different extensions, one that added a context menu item and one that used a keyboard shortcut + right click - and I found the latter more helpful personally.
Product: Firefox → DevTools
Severity: normal → S3
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