Microsoft Edge F12 Developer Tools

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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:

Button for sending feedback on F12 DevTools

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 Console to view and filter log messages, inspect JavaScript objects and DOM nodes, and run JavaScript in the context of the selected window or frame
  • 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

General Shortcuts

These shortcuts control the main F12 DevTools window and/or work across all tools.

Action Shortcut
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
Help Document F1
Next tool Ctrl+F6
Previous tool Ctrl+Shift+F6
Previous tool (from history) Ctrl+Shift+[
Next tool (from history) Ctrl+Shift+]
Next Subframe F6
Previous Subframe Shift+F6
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