DevTools documentation status

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Pages No tags Needs* tags Missing tags Editorial reviews Technical reviews Outdated pages Dev-doc-needed bugs Documentation requests
181 117 (65%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 4 (3%) 57 (32%) 59 (33%) 18 (10%)

See also localization status of this section.

No tags

Found 117 pages. Learn more about how to tag pages.

Needs* tags

Found 1 pages. Learn more about how to deal with meta-tags.

Editorial reviews

Found 1 pages. Learn more about how to do an editorial review.

Technical reviews

Found 4 pages. Learn more about how to do a technical review.

Outdated pages

Found 57 pages. These pages haven't been updated in over a year. Outdated pages can have problems with both content and format. Look at these pages and consider: Is this page talking about the Web of today? Does it look consistent with newer pages in this topic area? If not, make any needed changes.

Dev-doc-needed bugs

Found 59 bugs. Learn more about how to resolve a dev-doc-needed bug.

Bug Summary Release
1275942 Merge startup debugging support from Positron branch Firefox 55
862855 Add the ability to show/hide more columns in the network panel Firefox 55
1350234 Move stack trace tooltip to network details panel (sidebar panel) Firefox 55
1352801 Remove MDN tooltip Firefox 55
940275 Show top/left/right/bottom properties in the layout view Firefox 55
1041895 Filter Network requests by column values in Developer Tools Firefox 55
1344523 Add IP address column to the Network Monitor Firefox 55
1213767 Make it easier to toggle classes on elements in the inspector Firefox 55
1350228 Add status bar to put summary text Firefox 55
1350233 Add [learn more] MDN link for statistics panel Firefox 55
1350235 Support Copy submenu in the Context menu Firefox 55
1353057 Split requests summary button into multiple labels Firefox 55
1345489 Introduce a new column for protocol version Firefox 55
1350229 Removing Preview side panel Firefox 55
1322020 There's no "toggle split console" button in Browser Toolbox ---
923192 Filter by status ---
859047 Add more fine-grained filtering ---
1335608 Add menu button to access tools when toolbar overflows Firefox 54
1320233 Make HTTP response headers link to documentation in MDN Firefox 54
1323454 Network panel: integrate HTTP Status code with MDN Firefox 54
1168376 Show transferred size in request summary instead of decompressed size Firefox 54
1341258 whitespace-only text node shows up as "o" Firefox 54
1231932 Add "Copy Attribute Value" context menu option to elements in the DOM Inspector Firefox 54
1304685 Help debug spacing issues caused by whitespace text nodes Firefox 52
1287508 New console frontend: Add filter bar Firefox 51
1298230 SyntaxError thrown during querySelector doesn't provide additional information about why it was thrown (selector and node) Firefox 51
1288511 Land new debugger behind a pref Firefox 51
1300861 Enable new debugger frontend in nightly builds Firefox 51
1285672 New console frontend: introduce message limit Firefox 50
1172920 DevTools: Map/Set entries should be visible in the Variables view Firefox 48
1246215 After an error in a let-declaration initializer, the variable is doomed forever Firefox 47
762979 Implement shorlander's line gutter mockup for the source editor Firefox 47
1188405 Move gDevTools.jsm to a commonjs module Firefox 47
1089240 Add a measurement tool Firefox 44
1025778 Save value as global variable in console Firefox 44
1059727 New API: Toolbox panel initialization events Firefox 35
629607 Convert the Console API to use a proxy instead of the deprecated __noSuchMethod__ Firefox 30
913630 [rule view] Pasting in multiple CSS declarations should automatically split them up Firefox 29
879293 Isolating log messages now requires multiple clicks and use to require only one Firefox 28
777428 debug webapps running in desktop webapp runtime Firefox 26
805526 Remotable Inspector Firefox 26
731311 Network monitor should allow to replay and edit requests Firefox 25
612252 "clear console" needs a keyboard shortcut in a bad way Firefox 24
859756 [browserconsole] Missing nsIConsoleMessages from Browser Console Firefox 24
808370 Use the VariablesView in webconsole Firefox 23
816967 Remotable Style Editor Firefox 23
851231 Output console.jsm API calls to the browser console Firefox 23
837723 [jsdbg2] Debugger should provide a way to get Debugger.Object referents directly Firefox 23
808791 Reuse existing scopes in the variables view when faced with name duplicates Firefox 21
644413 Scratchpads should be able to restore their context via mode-line Firefox 21
795268 Integrate SPS Profiler (JS Only) Firefox 20
796073 [jsdbg2] addDebuggee should not accept non-globals Firefox 19
749316 Put Debugger object into chrome scratchpad Firefox 15
731721 Source Editor stepping support Firefox 14
684445 Orion source editor should have built-in context menu Firefox 13
721324 Allow the source code editor of Scratchpad & StyleEditor to be themed Firefox 13
650345 Implement minimal UI for Find in the Source Editor Firefox 12
612658 Implement ConsoleAPIStorage - add caching for the window.console API Firefox 9
587734 Integrate lazy window console API into WebConsole code Firefox 4.0b8

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Documentation requests

Found 18 bugs. Documentation request bugs can contain various kinds work related to MDN pages. Read through the bug and ask questions in the bug if in doubt.

Bug Summary
960751 Find a good place to link to Chrome dev tools docs
966144 Enhance App Templates page to boost App Manager adoption
983018 Update devtools API docs
993113 Supply English subtitles for devtools screencasts
998410 There should be a page listing all the devtools.* preferences
1080128 Document the Canvas Debugger
1127081 Split up WebIDE page
1228512 Describe JavaScript source mapping in detail
1241469 Explain missing event markers in Performance tool description
1250795 Explain filters in Performance tool
1250796 Performance tool description cannot be reached from within the sidebar menu
1257457 Wrong example in XPath translate wiki
1265763 mozconfig results in build error on Win10 x64, should be .mozconfig (dot missing)
1277873 Inspector/HTML editor documentation is misleading - does not adequately reflect the caveats of the tool and its capabilites
1314616 'Menulist Editable' documentation page not found
1330896 Describe error count shown within the GCLI
1345030 Incorrect information in the list of extra tools
1346027 Incorrect information on a keyboard shortcut

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Please help us to localize this documentation into different languages. Read more about how to translate.

Language Pages Translated Translations up to date
af 157 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
bn-BD 157 17 (10%) 1 (5%)
de 157 37 (23%) 7 (18%)
es 157 34 (21%) 5 (14%)
fa 157 12 (7%) 2 (16%)
fr 181 168 (92%) 120 (71%)
it 157 15 (9%) 2 (13%)
ja 181 147 (81%) 112 (76%)
ko 157 13 (8%) 2 (15%)
pl 157 21 (13%) 9 (42%)
pt-BR 157 35 (22%) 13 (37%)
pt-PT 157 17 (10%) 11 (64%)
ro 157 13 (8%) 1 (7%)
ru 178 60 (33%) 21 (35%)
zh-CN 157 55 (35%) 18 (32%)
zh-TW 157 23 (14%) 2 (8%)


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