Marc Betts
How Do I Test That?

How Do I Test That?

Setting browser debugger for inspecting elements

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Marc Betts
·Jul 26, 2020·

1 min read

I find myself lately in the unfortunate position of doing a lot of web-based UI automation. Which means I spend a lot of time in the inspector tab of my browser's developer tools. I only recently learned you can send a debug command to stop the DOM from changing while you're trying to inspect it. I wish I had just asked about this years ago.

setTimeout(function(){debugger;}, 5000)
  1. Open debug console in browser
  2. Enter the script above
  3. Execute script
  4. Get browser to the state you want to inspect when debugger starts in 5 seconds
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