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Archive for October, 2012

Firebug 1.10.5

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Firebug team released Firebug 1.10.5

Firebug 1.10.5 is a maintenance release fixing several issues and tested with Firefox 16.

Firebug 1.10.5 fixes 5 issues.

List of issues fixed in this release:

  • Location list in the Script panel can be filtered (Issue 5963)
  • Title in Firebug detached window is correct (related to Issue 5883)
  • Firebug can be opened in popup windows (Issue 5949)
  • First-run page is not opened till Firefox restart when Firebug is updated (Issue 5888)
  • Firebug properly shows scripts coming from iframes (Issue 5978)

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks.

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko

Firebug 1.11 alpha 5

Friday, October 19th, 2012

getfirebug.com has Firebug 1.11a5

Firebug 1.11a5 fixes 18 issues
Firebug 1.11a5 is compatible with Firefox 16-19

See some highlights from this release:

  • Console support for performance.timing
  • Autocompletion for built-in properties
  • First Run Page logic improved
  • Firebug is available in popups


Support for Navigation Timing

This release introduces new waterfall timing graph displayed in Firebug’s Console panel and visualizing Navigation Timing data (measured events related to page load performance).

You can see the graph if you execute performance.timing expression in Firebug Command Line.

See detailed post about this feature.

Issue 5931

Autocompletion for built-in properties

The Command Line supports auto-completion even for built-in members of String.prototype or Object.prototype and other objects.

Check out online test page.

Issue 959

First Run Page logic improved

We changed logic of the First Run Page, which is opened when Firebug is installed. We use this page to inform users about new features and fixes.

  • If Firebug is upgraded the first-run-page appears after Firefox restart
  • If Firebug is installed the first-run-page appears immediately
  • The first-run-page page is opened in background (the tab is not selected by default)

Issue 5888

Firebug is available in popups

Firebug is again available in popup windows. This nasty bug is fixed and the patch is also ported into Firebug 1.10. Firebug 1.10.5 will be released next week.

Issue 5949



Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks.

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko


Firebug 1.10.4

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Firebug team released Firebug 1.10.4

Firebug 1.10.4 is maintenance release fixing several minor issues and also tested with Firefox 16.

Firebug 1.10.4 fixes 9 issues.

List of issues fixed in this release:

  • Issue 4929: Update list of inherited properties
  • Issue 5783: Display of IPv6 addresses with port number is incorrect
  • Issue 5859: Delete “element.style” is broken
  • Issue 5883: Error “topWindow.exportFirebug is not a function” while Firebug is detached
  • Issue 5946: Firebug breaks Firefox UI when disabled
  • Issue 5945: Show source link for CSS errors
  • Issue 5908: Link to open the complete xhr response in a new Firefox tab does not work
  • Issue 5744: Radio button deselects when Firebug is open (situational)
  • Issue 5905: inspector blinks

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks.

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko

Firebug 1.11 alpha 4

Friday, October 5th, 2012

getfirebug.com has Firebug 1.11a4

Firebug 1.11a4 fixes 16 issues.

Another great alpha from the Firebug team. See some highlights from this release:

  • Panel for CSS Selector Queries
  • Custom Firebug Commands
  • Improved $ and $$ Commands


Panel for CSS Selector Queries

Firebug offers new side panel (available in the CSS panel) that allows quick execution of CSS selectors. The panel also shows the list of matching elements.

In order to see list of matching elements for an existing CSS rule, just right click on the rule and pick Get Matching Elements item. The list of elements (together with the CSS selector) will be displayed in the side panel.

Of course, you can also use custom CSS selectors. Just click on the yellow edit line at the top of the side panel and type your own selector.



This feature has been previously implemented in a separate SelectBug extension.

See more in Issue 5931

Custom Firebug Commands

Firebug offers fresh new API that can be used to register new commands for Firebug’s command line. Any Firebug extension can now implement and publish new commands.

Firebug.registerCommand("myCommand", {
    handler: function myCommandHandler(context, args) {
        return "Hello World!";
    },
    description: "My first Firebug command!"
});

That’s it! Such command can be executed in the Command Line as follows:

See more in Issue 5817


Improved $ and $$ Commands

Firebug also improves existing commands for querying DOM elements.

$() command uses querySelector()
$$() command uses querySelectorAll()

It also means that the argument passed in must be CSS selector.


So, for example, if you need to get an element with ID equal to “content” you need to use # character.

$("#content")

If you forget, Firebug will nicely warn you :-)

See more in Issue 5764




Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks.

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko