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The Graphics Command Line Interface (GCLI) provides a command-line interface to the Firefox developer tools. It's shared with the Eclipse project.

Note: To enable GCLI, you need to set the devtools.toolbar.enabled Boolean preference to true.

Activating the GCLI toolbar

To open the GCLI toolbar in Firefox 13 and later, choose the option Tools > Web Developer > Developer Toolbar, or on press Ctrl-Shift-V (Cmd-Opt-V on Mac OS X). The toolbar itself looks like this:

gcli-toolbar.png

{{ Note("If you have the Web Developer Toolbar by Chris Pederick, you will have two different \"Web Developer\" menu items.") }}

The prompt for the command line is on the left, and on the right are buttons that open the Web Console and the Page Inspector.

In Firefox 12 and earlier, access to GCLI is only available through the Web Console. To activate it from there. NEED DETAILS HERE!

Using the command line

Here are a list of a few key commands Firefox provides for the command line:

help
Provides help for the command line. This command will be your best friend.
tilt
Provides support for activating and controlling the Page Inspector's 3D view. For details, type "help tilt" into the command line.

For now, see the GitHub-based documentation; more details will be added here in the future.

See also

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<p>{{ fx_minversion_header("11.0") }}</p>
<p>The Graphics Command Line Interface (GCLI) provides a command-line interface to the Firefox developer tools. It's shared with the Eclipse project.</p>
<div class="note"><strong>Note:</strong> To enable GCLI, you need to set the <code>devtools.toolbar.enabled</code> Boolean preference to <code>true</code>.</div>
<h2>Activating the GCLI toolbar</h2>
<p>To open the GCLI toolbar in Firefox 13 and later, choose the option Tools &gt; Web Developer &gt; Developer Toolbar, or on press Ctrl-Shift-V (Cmd-Opt-V on Mac OS X). The toolbar itself looks like this:</p>
<p><img alt="gcli-toolbar.png" class="internal default" src="/@api/deki/files/6224/=gcli-toolbar.png"></p>
<p>{{ Note("If you have the Web Developer Toolbar by Chris Pederick, you will have two different \"Web Developer\" menu items.") }}</p>
<p>The prompt for the command line is on the left, and on the right are buttons that open the <a href="/en/Tools/Web_Console" title="Web Console">Web Console</a> and the <a href="/en/Tools/Page_Inspector" title="Page Inspector">Page Inspector</a>.</p>
<p>In Firefox 12 and earlier, access to GCLI is only available through the Web Console. To activate it from there. <span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong><span style="background-color:#ffff00;">NEED DETAILS HERE!</span></strong></span></p><h2>Using the command line</h2>
<p>Here are a list of a few key commands Firefox provides for the command line:</p>
<dl> <dt><code>help</code></dt> <dd>Provides help for the command line. This command will be your best friend.</dd> <dt><code>tilt</code></dt> <dd>Provides support for activating and controlling the Page Inspector's <a href="/en/Tools/Page_Inspector/3D_view" title="3D view">3D view</a>. For details, type "<code>help tilt</code>" into the command line.</dd>
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<p>For now, see the <a class="link-https" href="https://github.com/joewalker/gcli/tree/master/docs" title="https://github.com/joewalker/gcli/tree/master/docs">GitHub-based documentation</a>; more details will be added here in the future.</p>
<h2>See also</h2>
<ul> <li><a href="/en/Tools" title="Tools">Tools</a></li>
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