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I wish the "Select an element in the page to inspect it" button (magnifier icon in the bottom toolbar) has a keyboard shortcut, similar to Firebug's cmd+shift+c. I bet for many web developers it is one of the most used function. Maybe the Develop menu could contain "Select element" item, so people were able to set a shortcut.
Is this a Safari feature or a WebKit one? I have a feeling this is mostly going to be Safari that has to hook in. Maybe WebKit has to provide a hook? I'll see if I can get someone to mention what would need to be done.
This should be possible at the WebKit level, just like (Command/Control)-F takes you to the top right search of the Inspector.
I'm not sure the shortcut to use here, maybe (Command/Control)-I, for inspect?
Or we could use Command-Shift-C, like Firebug users are used to. I can lay the groundwork, but some other opinions on this would be nice.
Since this is a request from Firebug switchers, probably should give them the shortcut they are used to - patch coming momentarily.
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Landed in r51225. I'm not sure if we need to support a better shortcut that works more of the time, but I'll close the bug for now.