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"inspect element" not able to be closed

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After opening the "inspect element" toolbar though the right click menu it's not able to be closed. I've tried clicking x on toolbar, pushing ESC, and clicking on "inspect element" again in the context menu with no avail. The (Q) key also doesn't cause it to open (as shows in the right click menu).

Anyway, great work starting to implement this useful feature from firebug!

Chosen solution

On the system I am at the moment using in Firefox 9 on linux a cross to close appears on the applications toolbar at the bottom of the screen, that will close the inspect option. The key shortcut on Linux is Ctrl + Shift + I and that toggles the inspect option on and off.

I am assuming you are using the development tools available as standard from Firefox, rather than something else such as Firebug. (Have you also got firebug installed, if so try disabling in case they conflict)

I also have the option to turn Inspect on or off from dropdown menus which include a tickbox | checkbox option, that in Windows 7 will be accessible from the Firefox Button.

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John99
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Chosen Solution

On the system I am at the moment using in Firefox 9 on linux a cross to close appears on the applications toolbar at the bottom of the screen, that will close the inspect option. The key shortcut on Linux is Ctrl + Shift + I and that toggles the inspect option on and off.

I am assuming you are using the development tools available as standard from Firefox, rather than something else such as Firebug. (Have you also got firebug installed, if so try disabling in case they conflict)

I also have the option to turn Inspect on or off from dropdown menus which include a tickbox | checkbox option, that in Windows 7 will be accessible from the Firefox Button.

See also

Helpful Reply

I'm able to close it now after disabling firebug. Apparently there is a conflict between the new inspect element feature and firebug. Thanks John99

John99
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Glad it worked. Thanks for posting back.