Bug 80585 - Web Inspector: Unable to inspect the inspector in Safari
Summary: Web Inspector: Unable to inspect the inspector in Safari
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Web Inspector (Deprecated) (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: All All
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-03-08 02:54 PST by Nikita Vasilyev
Modified: 2012-03-08 12:34 PST (History)
10 users (show)

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Description Nikita Vasilyev 2012-03-08 02:54:56 PST
There was a context menu with a "Inspect Element" item http://trac.webkit.org/attachment/wiki/HackingWebInspector/inspect.png
There is no context menu any more.

Alt+Cmd+I works in Chromium, but not in Safari.
Comment 1 Timothy Hatcher 2012-03-08 07:44:45 PST
We only show the context menu item in Debug and Release builds — not shipping Safari versions. It confuses users when it is there. And soon Command-Option-I will toggle the Inspector in Safari, so that isn't suitable.
Comment 2 Timothy Hatcher 2012-03-08 07:45:21 PST
Basically only developers need to do this, and showing it in Debug and Release builds is the right answer.
Comment 3 Nikita Vasilyev 2012-03-08 11:57:44 PST
Although I agree the context menu item shouldn’t be in shipping Safari version, I don’t see it in neither WebKit nightly nor ToT build that I run via Tools/Scripts/run-safari.
Comment 4 Timothy Hatcher 2012-03-08 12:11:34 PST
Ah, I was wrong. It is only allowed in Debug builds. Here is the code:


To enable it locally, do this in Terminal and relaunch Safari:

defaults write com.apple.Safari "__WebInspectorPageGroup__.WebKit2DeveloperExtrasEnabled" -bool true
Comment 5 Nikita Vasilyev 2012-03-08 12:34:36 PST
It works, thanks! I didn’t know there is such a difference between debug and release builds.