I initially thought this was a UX issue, but it appears it may be a straight up bug; I wanted to ask here first before I report and assess if others are observing it. Reg… (tuilleadh eolais)
I initially thought this was a UX issue, but it appears it may be a straight up bug; I wanted to ask here first before I report and assess if others are observing it. Regardless, its a pretty horrible problem either way making web development with Firefox an incredibly frustrating experience, to say the least.
Essentially, the problem is this: sometimes, seemingly at random, when I click a tab in the Developer Tools "Inspector" pane (Rules, Layout, etc) the entire inspector pane (aside from the DOM) will just vanish. I have repro'd it with the dark theme and with the pane docked to the right, but its been difficult to get it to repro in other conditions (clean profile, light theme, etc) since there is no obvious consistency in whether it occurs or not; sometimes it won't happen at all for a while, and sometimes it happens every other time I click a tab.
When it does happen, I've tried everything I can think of but I can find no way to restore the tabs, even by reloading the page, closing the developer tools, switching between panes, switching between DOM elements, trying every option I can think of, etc. except by closing the entire browser tab and opening another. Its infuriating. to say the least, and significant hit to my productivity in Firefox. Any ideas?
The "upload images" feature of this page appears broken, as it gets endlessly stuck on "Uploading..." (not to mention primitive—you can't just copy and paste them directly into post like any modern site), and there isn't any obvious support for Markdown (maybe there is, but it isn't exposed anywhere), so I'll just do things the archaic way and post links to screenshots of the problem on imgur: