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Firefox's integrated Developer Tools not much useful as Firebug is. Also too heavy.
Hi Guys, My machine is Windows 10 Pro. For last 2, 3 weeks I have been using Firefox's integrated Developer Tools instead of my (almost a decade long company with) Firebug. But sorry to say I do not understand why Firebug, undoubtedly the best debugging tool for web development, has been put to deprecation altogether. Weird, because the Developer Tools UI provided by Firefox is lot lot confusing compared to Firebug.
For instance, the Console Tab in new Developer Tools (take a look at Pic 1), I do not understand which sub tab and/or its dropdown options should I use for simple Error/Warning/XHR based logging. This is very easy in Firebug but now in Firefox Developer tools its literally a hell. There are Errors/Warnings options under .Net, JS, Security, Logging and Server sub tabs. But can't exactly guess from UI which ones to enable and which ones to disable in order to stay away from plethora of unwanted logging mess showing in Console.
I later reinstalled Firebug and resolved my issue however.... sorry can't go with my confusion state for long.
Now I request you guys not to shutdown our beloved Firebug or at least keep its UI same in your Developer Tools. Plus request to make your Developer Tools lighter performance-wise as for now its just like a Titanic.
Enough said. I hope you guys will take notice. Thanks
Faisal M. Senior Software Engineer
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You can activate the Firebug Theme in the settings of Firefox Developer Tools for a little bit of nostalgia.
Of course the integrated debugging tools will be greatly improved upon. If you cannot wait that long, you could try and install an older version of Firefox where you can still use Firebug (even though it is not recommended).
Using old versions of Firefox poses a significant security risk.
Even though you may have already discovered the documents & tutorials in MDN, these may be a handy links for other readers of the thread
- Mozilla Hacks Blog (2015) Firebug & DevTools Integration
You can activate the Firebug Theme in the settings of Firefox Developer Tools for a little bit of nostalgia. Of course the integrated debugging tools will be greatly improved upon. If you cannot wait that long, you could try and install an older version of Firefox where you can still use Firebug (even though it is not recommended). Using old versions of Firefox poses a significant security risk.
Actually the purpose of my post is to ask Firefox team to make it User friendly amap like Firebug is. I mean its better to remove the unnecessary complexity in UI.
topgun743, Sorry no Firefox Developers here, only fellow Firefox users.
Obviously tools with many and complex features need a method of accessing those features and that tends to require a more complicated UI. The tools do include options to enable or disable individual tools, which simplifies the UI.
You may find somewhere on the Mozilla fora|groups|mailing lists to where it is on topic to discuss this subject for instance
- https://www.mozilla.org/about/forums/ -->
If you do start another thread in a Mozilla Forum, feel free to add a link to it in this Thread.