Viewing Style Info with Web Developer Extension

May 12th, 2006 by Kat Kingsley-Hughes

I noticed today that the ‘View Style Info’ from the Web Developer Extension in Firefox had stopped working.

I could hover over an element within a web page and it would reveal the markup in the status bar as usual but when I clicked it didn’t deliver the style info about that element. I think this is one of the best features of the [tag]Web[/tag] Developer Extension (but then it’s hard to choose as there are so many!) and it’s certainly one that I use most, so losing it was disheartening.

I spent an anxious few minutes searching the web for souls with similar afflictions, all the while wondering if somehow … Bill Gates had driven a truckload of Chris Pederick’s door to tempt him to remove this most valued functionality (and ..gasp..Internet Explorer beta toolbar? The one that constantly crashes IE if I install it.  No! He’d never be tempted to the dark side!!).

Anyway sense and search prevailed and I found the answer here. Apparently when I installed the latest [tag]Firefox[/tag] a few days ago I only did a standard install which doesn’t install Developer Tools and hence the DOM inspector wasn’t available.  Note to self: always do a custom install next time!

Thanks Chris!  I’m a happy bunny again …

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