Firebug-like debugger for Google Chrome
Is there anything like Firebug that you can use within Google Chrome?
Essential features I would like:
- Inspect HTML source (select elements, delete them, etc.)
- check CSS values (the built-in solution is weird, somehow)
For more information, see https://developers.google.com/chrome-developer-tools/
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Just adding some talking points as someone who uses Firebug / Chrome Inspector every day:
At the time of writing, there's only Google DOM inspector and no it doesn't have all the features of Firebug
Inspector is a 'lite' version of Firebug: The interface is not as good IMO, element inspection in both recent versions is now clunky, but Firebug is still better; I find myself trying to find the love for Chrome (since it's a better, faster browser experience), but for development work, it still just sucks for me.
Live preview / modification of DOM / CSS is still way better in Firebug; calculated CSS and box model view are better in Firebug;
Somehow it's just easier to read/use Firebug maybe because of the ease of navigating, manipulating/modifying the document in several key areas? Who knows. I'm used to the interface and I think Chrome Inspector is not as good although this is a subjective thing I admit.
The Cookies/Net tab are extremely useful to me in Firebug. Maybe Chrome Inspector has this now? Last time I checked it did not, because Chrome updates itself in the background without your intervention (gets your consent by default like all good overlords).
Last point: The day that Google Chrome gets a fully-featured Firebug is the day Firefox basically dies for developers because Firefox had 3 years to make Firefox's layout engine Gecko as fast as WebKit and they didn't. Sorry to put it so bluntly but it's the truth.
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You can set this bookmarklet in your "Bookmarks Bar" in order to have Firebug lite always available in Chrome/Chromium browser (put this as the URL):