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[computed view] Property grouping

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Firefox
Developer Tools: Computed Styles Inspector
P3
normal
3 years ago
9 months ago

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(Reporter: pbro, Unassigned)

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(Blocks: 1 bug)

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Description

3 years ago
Computed properties in the inspector's computed-view are sorted alphabetically. It could help grouping them by types instead.

Firebug groups them by Text, Background, Box-Model, Layout, ...
I'm not saying we should do exactly the same, but I think this grouping helps (+ the group headers have collapse/expand arrows and the state remains when new nodes are selected, which helps if you're only interested in one set of properties).
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Comment 1

3 years ago
See a side-by-side firebug/devtools comparison: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/714210/Screenshot%202014-02-26%2016.35.59.png
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Updated

3 years ago
Blocks: 991806
Created attachment 8583808 [details]
computed view.jpg

(In reply to Patrick Brosset [:pbrosset] [:patrick] from comment #0)
> Computed properties in the inspector's computed-view are sorted
> alphabetically. It could help grouping them by types instead.
> 
> Firebug groups them by Text, Background, Box-Model, Layout, ...
> I'm not saying we should do exactly the same, but I think this grouping
> helps (+ the group headers have collapse/expand arrows and the state remains
> when new nodes are selected, which helps if you're only interested in one
> set of properties).

We originally had it that way (see attachment) but when I added the filter field we had a lot of negative feedback from users saying that the categories are redundant because we have the filter.

Other issues were that some properties belong in more than one category and every time a new property is added to Firefox we needed to either leave it to the Misc category or move it somewhere else.

I guess if dividing it into categories was optional (alphabetic / by category) it might make more people happy though.

Updated

11 months ago
Component: Developer Tools: Inspector → Developer Tools: Computed Styles Inspector
Filter on CLIMBING SHOES
Priority: -- → P3
FWIW, Firefox 46.0 broke the properties grouping in Firebug 2.0.16, which caused several people to complain.[1]
So I guess this is something people are really missing from the DevTools.

Sebastian

[1] https://groups.google.com/d/topic/firebug/1-sgfn-8HsI/discussion
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