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FireBug 2.0 Deactived ??

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I have always been able to use Firebug but recently I went to right click a page I was working on and selected "Inspect Element with Firebug" and absolutely nothing happened. I then clicked "Inspect Element (Q)" and the built in one worked..

I then checked the "Add-ons" listing and firebug 2.0 has "Disable" and "Remove" which means that it is ENABLED and should be working. However when I mouseover the Firebug BUG icon in the top right portion of the page it says "Firebug 2.0 Deactivated".

I REMOVED firebug and re-installed it and same thing. I then went into safemode but then you cannot enable it manually so that didn't work.


I'm using the newest (as of now) Firefox 31.0

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Did you try to right-click (or possibly left-click) that toolbar button as this means that Firebug is installed, but currently not activated as is usually recommended if you do not need Firebug for the current session?

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Firefox 30 is the latest Release version. Firefox 31 is a Beta development version.

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It's "deactivated" on every page and every website I try. I right clicked and clicked "Enable all panels" and nothing happens..

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Firebug usually supports all Firefox developer versions, so I would expect it at least to work with a beta.

You can try to remove all lines in the prefs.js file that refer to firebug as this might be easier than using the about:config page. You need to do this while Firefox is closed.

You can also try to uninstall and reinstall Firebug to reinitialize the extension.