Open Microsoft Edge DevTools

There are many ways to open Microsoft Edge DevTools, because different users want fast access to different parts of the DevTools UI.

Open the Elements panel to inspect the DOM or CSS

Each of the following tasks enable you to inspect the styles or attributes of a DOM node.

  • Hover on the element, open the contextual menu (right-click), and choose Inspect.
  • Select Control+Shift+C (Windows, Linux) or Command+Option+C (macOS). For more information, navigate to Microsoft Edge DevTools keyboard shortcuts.

The Inspect option

Open the Console panel

Each of the following tasks enable you to open the Console pane to view logged messages or run JavaScript.

Open the previous panel

To jump to the previous panel that you had open, select Control+Shift+I (Windows, Linux) or Command+Option+I (macOS). For more information, navigate to Microsoft Edge DevTools keyboard shortcuts.

Open Microsoft Edge DevTools

To open DevTools, use either of the following options.

  • Use the Microsoft Edge UI.

    1. Choose the Settings and more (...) icon > More Tools > Developer Tools.
  • Use the keyboard.

    • Select F12 or Control+Shift+I (Windows, Linux) or Command+Option+I (macOS).

For more information, navigate to Microsoft Edge DevTools keyboard shortcuts.

Open DevTools from the Microsoft Edge main menu

Auto-open DevTools on every new tab

To auto-open DevTools on every new tab, open Microsoft Edge from the command-line and pass the --auto-open-devtools-for-tabs flag.

start msedge --auto-open-devtools-for-tabs

Toggle the F12 keyboard shortcut on or off

To change the F12 keyboard shortcut setting that opens the DevTools, complete the following actions.

  1. Choose the icon the Settings and more (...) icon > Settings.

  2. In Search settings, enter Developer Tools.

    The Open the DevTools when the F12 key is pressed setting

  3. Choose Open the DevTools when the F12 key is pressed to toggle the setting to off (or on). Toggle the setting to off to stop the F12 keyboard shortcut from opening DevTools.

    The Open the DevTools when the F12 key is pressed setting is turned off

  4. After you set the toggle to off, select F12 to confirm that DevTools no longer open.

    Note

    After you turn off the Open the DevTools when the F12 key is pressed setting, to open the DevTools, complete one of the following actions.

    • Select Ctrl+Shift+I.
    • Open the contextual menu (right-click) > Inspect.

Getting in touch with the Microsoft Edge DevTools team

Use the following options to discuss the new features and changes in the post, or anything else related to DevTools.

  • Send your feedback using the Send Feedback icon or select Alt+Shift+I (Windows, Linux) or Option+Shift+I (macOS) in DevTools.
  • Tweet at @EdgeDevTools.
  • Submit a suggestion to The Web We Want.
  • To file bugs about this article, use the following Feedback section.

The Send Feedback icon in the Microsoft Edge DevTools

Note

Portions of this page are modifications based on work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
The original page is found here and is authored by Kayce Basques (Technical Writer, Chrome DevTools & Lighthouse).

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