Element picker opened via Ctrl+Shift+C doesn't work after switching to another tab

RESOLVED INVALID

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Firefox
Developer Tools: Inspector
RESOLVED INVALID
10 months ago
9 months ago

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(Reporter: arni2033, Unassigned)

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10 months ago
>>>   My Info:   Win7_64, Nightly 49, 32bit, ID 20160526082509
STR_1:
1. Open http://www.rp-online.de/ in a new tab (Tab_1)
2. Press Ctrl+Shift+C, then immediately open new tab (Ctrl+T)
3. Wait until inspector fully loads in Tab_1, then switch to Tab_1

AR:  Element picker isn't active. Can't inspect elements on page
ER:  Element picker should be active, because I pressed Ctrl+Shift+C (!)
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Updated

10 months ago
Component: Untriaged → Developer Tools: Animation Inspector
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Updated

10 months ago
No longer blocks: 1277113
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Updated

10 months ago
Component: Developer Tools: Animation Inspector → Developer Tools: Inspector
Using your STRs, when going back to Tab 1, the picker is no longer active. 
But the inspector is still able to inspect elements, pressing ctrl+shift+c again will start the element picker.

I don't see how changing this behavior would improve a real usage scenario for the inspector. I would expect the user to stay on the same tab after triggering the element picker.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 months ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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