Friday, October 17th 2008


Debug mode for Safari on Windows
posted @ 3:45 am in [ Uncategorized ]

Firebug is a brilliant debug tool for Firefox, and Safari currently lacks such a great tool – however it does have it’s own inbuilt debugger.

After researching around, it turns out that the way to enable this has changed quite a lot, however the latest way of enabling it is as follows:

 1. Open the Safari preferences file

This is located in

C:\Documents and Settings\<your username>\Application Data\Apple Computer\Safari\Preferences\com.apple.Safari.plist

You may need to enable Tools -> Folder Options -> View -> Display the contents of system folders in your Explorer if you cannot see this folder by default.

 2. Add the following keys to your file

Edit the file and add the following two keys just before the </dict> near the end of the file

 <key>IncludeDebugMenu</key>
 <true/>
 <key>IncluldeInternalDebugMenu</key>
 <true/>

3. Restart Safari

And you have a new Drop Down menu called Develop which lets you do what you need


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