Developer Tools Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts in F12 developer tools for Microsoft Edge make tools and features accessible without a mouse or pointing device.

Using keyboard shortcuts

You can use keyboard shortcuts to navigate the F12 developer tools directly from your keyboard. The current shortcut set is listed below. For older versions, see the keyboard shortcuts for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10.

General Shortcuts

These shortcuts either control the F12 tools window or work across all tools.

Action Shortcut
Launch F12 developer tools CTRL+SHIFT+I
Show/hide Console at the bottom of any other tool CTRL+`
Switch to 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
Switch to Experiments CTRL+8
Help Document F1
Bring application to foreground F12
Show/Hide F12 F12
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 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

Console shortcuts

These shortcuts work with both the main Console panel and the Console you can open in other tools. They only work when focus is on the Console's input area.

Action Shortcut
Enter multiline mode CTRL+SHIFT+M or SHIFT+ENTER
Exit multiline mode CTRL+ALT+M
Execute in single line mode ENTER
Execute in multiline mode CTRL+ENTER
Clear the Console of all messages CTRL+L
Clear input ESC

DOM Explorer Shortcuts


The DOM Explorer tool is now called Elements in Windows Insider preview builds.

Action Shortcut
Open/close Color Picker tool CTRL+K
Element highlighting CTRL+SHIFT+L

Debugger Shortcuts

The Debugger is one of the most complex tools in F12 tools and has the largest set of shortcuts.

Action Shortcut
Start debugging or continue F5 or F8
Stop debugging SHIFT+F5
Step over F10
Step into F11
Step out SHIFT+F11
Break all CTRL+SHIFT+B
Open "Change exception behavior" drop-down menu CTRL+SHIFT+E
Set or unset breakpoints (requires focus to be in Editor) F9 or CTRL+B
Set a breakpoint condition (requires focus to be in Editor) ALT+F9
Enable/disable breakpoints (requires focus to be in Editor) CTRL+F9
Go to Script Chooser drop-down menu CTRL+O
Next function on stack CTRL+PERIOD
Previous function on stack CTRL+COMMA
Add watch CTRL+W
Break on new workers CTRL+SHIFT+W
Edit watch (while on watch) F2
Delete watch (while on watch) DEL
Toggle pretty print CTRL+SHIFT+P
Word wrap ALT+W
Toggle all breakpoints CTRL+SHIFT+F11
Find Next F3
Find Previous SHIFT+F3
Run to cursor CTRL+F10
Toggle Just My Code mode CTRL+J
Toggle Just My Code frames display CTRL+SHIFT+J
Toggle Library code in File Picker CTRL+L
Toggle the original / current source display for files with source maps CTRL+SHIFT+M
Go to Breakpoint window ALT+SHIFT+B
Go to Watch window ALT+SHIFT+W
Go to Call Stack window ALT+SHIFT+C
Go to specific line number CTRL+G
Shortcut for toggle panes in the control panel (right side) ALT+SHIFT+T
Focus to Editor CTRL + E
Refresh watch (while on watch) F5
Set next statement CTRL+SHIFT+F10
Switch to open debugger document (from left to right. Num* is 1-9) CTRL+SHIFT+Num*
Go to Definition CTRL+D
Find References CTRL+SHIFT+D
Save edits CTRL+S
Refresh Cookies CTRL+F5
Delete All Cookies CTRL+SHIFT+DEL
Delete All Session Cookies CTRL+DEL
Go To Symbol CTRL+SHIFT+,

Network shortcuts

These shortcuts start and stop the network capture.

Action Shortcut
Start capturing network activity in the active tab CTRL+E
Stop capturing network activity in the active tab CTRL+E
Export as HAR CTRL+S

Memory shortcuts

Action Shortcut
Start / Stop a profiling session CTRL+E
Take a memory heap snapshot CTRL+SHIFT+T
Import Profiling session CTRL+O
Export Profiling session CTRL+S
View source in Detail view ENTER
Extended Nodes RIGHT ARROW
Closured Nodes LEFT ARROW

Emulation shortcuts

Action Shortcut
Reset Emulation settings CTRL+SHIFT+L

Keyboard shortcuts in Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10`