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How can I enable chrome Dev tools on a chromebook that has disabled it?
PastaManno (0)

Any and all available ways to activate chrome dev tools has seemingly produced no result. I am looking for a way to enable chrome dev tools on a school issued chromebook. Anyone got any ideas?

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MrEconomical (2289)

You might be able to by booting the chromebook up on developer mode. However, this is risky and don't say I didn't warn you. You could potentially factory reset the chromebook.

AdCharity (1317)

@MrEconomical That is probably not a great idea - factory resetting a school chromebook for developer mode will likely result in trouble, and chrome dev tools are not activated by developer mode - they are built in browser.

AndersOverby (0)

if you factory reset a Chromebook which is shool issued it will keep your data at the school web

AdCharity (1317)

I will offer an official answer: You Can Not. It is not possible. The school has restrictions that block these tools, so you cannot use them. For me, they are also greyed out, which is why I have to rely on the repl console and try/catch method to give me errors. This is also why control shift i will not work. On the other hand, there is a bookmarklet that can give the effect of inspect element, which uses firefox XRay:

javascript:(function() {
var script=document.createElement('script');
script.src='https://goggles.mozilla.org'+'/webxray.js';
script.className='webxray';
script.setAttribute('data-lang','en-US');
script.setAttribute('data-baseuri','https://goggles.mozilla.org');
document.body.appendChild(script);}())

OR

javascript:(function(){var script=document.createElement('script');script.src='http://webxray.toolness.org/webxray.js';script.className='webxray';document.head.appendChild(script);})();

OR

javascript:(function() {var s = document.createElement('script');s.type='text/javascript';document.body.appendChild(s);s.src='http://webxray.toolness.org/webxray.js';void(0);})();

-> See, it's greyed out
You can mark my answer as the correct one :D so we can close this post out.

Deacon_Cronin (66)

I would strongly advise against it.

AdCharity (1317)

@Deacon_Cronin y though? Chrome developer tools are built in with control shift i

PastaManno (0)

could i possibly open dev tools using a repl? if so what code should I input?

AdCharity (1317)

@PastaManno Unfortunately, no. There were several bookmarklets that would allow you to mark elements on the page, but nothing with the console :(

WilliamPenrod (41)

Actually, try CTRL+ALT+T to open crosh and copy, rename and run the devtools package from there.

AdCharity (1317)

@WilliamPenrod School computer = crosh ain't going no where

WilliamPenrod (41)

You cannot, easily anyway, there is a way.
What do you want to do with the dev tools?

Vandesm14 (2644)

There used to be a bookmarklet called Firebug, but I'm pretty sure they terminated the project and canceled any further updates.

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@Vandesm14 I have the bookmarklet. It no longer works =(

Vandesm14 (2644)

@TaylorLiang Dang. Well, there's no other program like Firebug which works and is free. You can try some deep google searches but I'm not sure of anything will come up.

AdCharity (1317)

@Vandesm14 firefox XRay googles :)