It seems like there's no need for showing the network events in the Console now that the Netmonitor is in. I know several people that turn it off because it clutters up the logs. Can we just get rid of them?
This is one idea we've been discussing. These net logs in the console provide a different view of net requests. For example, in the console you can see an error that follows from a style load or from a script, based on user interaction, or based on js input evals. This is not the same as switching back and forth between tools. One of the things we've discuss (me and Rob) was to remove the network panel only and keep the net logs. When you click them, you'd switch to the network panel, with the particular network request selected. There are still dependencies to be fixed, before we can remove network logs and/or the network panel from the console. See bug 861335. I'm open to removing net logging from the console, but I think they still make sense. Maybe disable them by default?
(In reply to Mihai Sucan [:msucan] from comment #1) > I'm open to removing net logging from the console, but I think they still > make sense. Maybe disable them by default? I see your use case. I'd want a pref in the Options panel. When it's off you don't see the "Net" button in the Console, when it's on the "Net" button appears and the events are shown by default.
Based on Mihai's comment in #1, we're going to wontfix this and implement his solution. We feel the network events are still useful as an overview of what's going on. The existing filter button does save a pref. Maybe setting it off by default is a good solution to this?