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July 1, 2009 – 6:30pm Firebug and Firefox 3.5

I rely on Firebug daily to help me debug javascript and work with css. After upgrading to Firefox 3.5, I updated Firebug to the latest beta release, Firebug 1.4 Beta.

The beta version is of course rough around the edges, and one rough spot is the fact that often when editing css properties of an element on an html page, the entire style definition would simply disappear from the console.

Fortunately, as of today, the firebug-1.5X.0a07.xpi release fixes the problem. Click the link for 1.5X0a07.xpi within Firefox to update. I haven’t found any serious problems with the alpha version yet.

As a side note, if any of you are Safari users or are just testing your sites out for safari, make sure you enable the development menu (Preferences > Advanced > Enable Develop Menu) and then you can use the command-option-i to show a Firebug-like inspector. It’s growing on me each time I use it.

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2 Responses to Firebug and Firefox 3.5

  1. Andrew Noyes says:

    I noticed the Firebug 1.4 beta was pretty rough. I’m still not crazy about most of the changes.

    I second the Safari recommendation! The Safari 3 debugger was great, but Safari 4 with Drosera is phenomenal. The version included with Google Chrome is good too, it’s equivalent to Safari 3’s. I prefer Safari to Firefox, but having the second best JavaScript development tools is a big bonus for me, and I find myself prototyping JavaScript in the Safari console all the time. I think the Chromium nightlies have Drosera as well.

  2. Ken says:

    Awesome, they finally fixed it and this (and google) led me to a fixed version. Yay!