Keyboard Shortcuts for Web Dev Tools Inspector and Console.
Sometimes, right clicking on something in a browser and picking "Inspect" from the context menu just isn't fast enough for me. I wanted to find a way to quickly open the Inspector and Console tabs in a browser's web developer tools, so naturally I turned to keyboard shortcuts. I've compiled a reference of the commands for Firefox and Chrome here.
- Inspector: Ctrl Shift c (Cmd Option c on OSX)
- Console: Ctrl Shift k (Cmd Option k on OSX)
Even better, the Web Dev tools will open up - with the last active tab - when you hit your F12 key. (In OSX, use fn F12 if you haven't enabled the "Use all F1, F2, etc keys as standard function keys" Keyboard Preference.)
- Inspector: Chrome doesn't have a keyboard shortcut specific to "Elements" (Inspector), but Ctrl Shift i (Cmd Option i on OSX) will open the most recently used tab, just like F12.
- Console: Ctrl Shift j (Cmd Option j on OSX)
Tags: firefox tooling web-development