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Browser tooling has come a long way since the days of Internet Explorer! The Microsoft Edge F12 DevTools are built with TypeScript, powered by open source, and optimized for modern front-end workflows.
Please send us your feedback as you use the tools so we can continue improving them for you! Simply open the tools (with
F12) and click the Send feedback button:
You can also add and upvote tooling requests to our UserVoice forum and become a Windows Insider to preview the latest features coming to F12 Tools. Use the Windows Feedback Hub app to post, upvote, track and get support for general Windows suggestions and problems.
The Microsoft Edge F12 DevTools include:
- An Elements panel to edit HTML and CSS, inspect accessibility properties, view event listeners, and set DOM mutation breakpoints
- A Debugger to step through code, set watches and breakpoints, live edit your code, and inspect your web storage and cookie caches
- A Network panel to monitor and inspect requests and responses from the network and browser cache
- A Performance panel to profile the time and system resources required by your site
- A Memory panel to measure your use of memory resources and compare heap snapshots at different states of code execution
- An Emulation panel to test your site with different browser profiles, screen resolutions, and GPS location coordinates
These shortcuts control the main F12 DevTools window and/or work across all tools.
|Show/Hide F12 DevTools (opens to last viewed panel)||F12, Ctrl+Shift+I|
|Show/hide Console at the bottom of any other tool||Ctrl+`|
|Switch to Elements (DOM Explorer)||Ctrl+1|
|Switch to Console||Ctrl+2|
|Switch to Debugger||Ctrl+3|
|Switch to Network||Ctrl+4|
|Switch to Performance||Ctrl+5|
|Switch to Memory||Ctrl+6|
|Switch to Emulation||Ctrl+7|
|Previous tool (from history)||Ctrl+Shift+[|
|Next tool (from history)||Ctrl+Shift+]|
|Next match in Search box||F3|
|Previous match in Search box||Shift+F3|
|Find in search box||Ctrl+F|
|Give focus to console at the bottom||Alt+Shift+I|
|Dock/undock tools (toggle docking)||Ctrl+P|
|Launch F12 DevTools to Console||Ctrl+Shift+J|
|Refresh the page. Note: if you're debugging and paused at a breakpoint, this resumes execution first.||Ctrl+Shift+F5 or Ctrl+R|