Archive for June, 2012

Firebug 1.10b2

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Firebug 1.10 beta 2 has been released.

As usual in the beta phase we are mostly focusing on fixing blocking issues and hardworking on getting Firebug 1.10 out of the door.

There are no enhancements in this release. Firebug 1.10b2 fixes 15 issues.

Let us know how this version works for you.

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks.

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko

Firebug 1.10 Beta 1

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Firebug 1.10 beta 1 has been released.

We have switched into beta phase, which also means we are only focusing on bugs and regressions and eagerly waiting for your feedback!

All users using Firebug alphas from will be automatically updated to the beta. Note that downloading Firebug from AMO beta channel is recommended. See Development Channel section at the bottom of the page.

Firefox 13+ is the minimum version required and Firefox 15 (Aurora) is recommended since it fixes Firebug’s memory leaks.

Firebug 1.10b1 fixes 31 issues.

Couple of highlights from this release:

  • There is a new preference extensions.firebug.hideDefaultInspector that allows to hide the built-in Inspector from the page context menu. Firebug appends its own menu-item in there so, the other one can be quite annoying (issue 5551).
  • You can now export cookies in standard Netscape format (issue 5588).

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks.

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko

Firebug 1.10a11

Friday, June 8th, 2012 has another great release: Firebug 1.10a11 !

Firebug 1.10a11 fixes 5 issues.

This release introduces fresh new panel called Cookies. The panel that makes possible to view and manage cookies directly from within your Firebug.

The panel displays a list of all cookies associated with domain of the currently displayed page. Each entry in the list displays basic information about a cookie (name, value, domain, path, expire date, etc.).

Inspect Cookies Every cookie in the list is expandable. This is useful especially when the cookie value is long and can’t be fully displayed directly. If you are looking for a specific cookie by name, use Firebug’s search box and write down it’s name. The list is dynamically filtered as you type in the box.
Cookie Permissions You can also manage cookie permissions for the current site directly from the Firebug’s toolbar. The permission button displays the current status as a label and it’s automatically updated if the permission is changed (e.g. from the Firefox options dialog).
Cookie Events If you want to see when something happens to a cookie, use Firebug’s Console tab. The Cookies panel creates a log entry every time when a cookie is created, changed, deleted or rejected. This can be switched off in Cookie tab->Options menu (click the black triangle next to the Cookies tab label to open this menu and uncheck Show logs in Console option).
Cookie Expire Time Cookie expire time is displayed using local timezone and current Firefox locale. It’s easy to figure out the actual value. It’s also possible to change the current value using a popup calendar and time picker.
Export Cookies Use Cookies menu to create new and remove an existing cookies. The same menu can be also used to export all cookies in the browser or only those that are associated with the current page into cookies.txt file in standard text format (every cookie + info takes one line).
Cookie Clipboard Standard clipboard actions Cut/Copy/Paste are also supported. If you need it, just right click on a cookie and use context menu. The same menu can be also used to edit properites of an existing cookie. Just pick Edit action and use the dialog that is displayed.
Sent & Received Cookies The Cookies panel is also integrated with existing Net panel. If you expand existing request in this panel, you’ll see a new additional Cookies tab that displays sent and received cookies with all information just in place.
Sort Cookies You can sort cookies by clicking header in cookie list view. Just pick any column that should be used to sort cookies and click its label.
Denied Cookies All received but denied cookies are displayed in red.
JSON Inspector If a cookie value is formatted as JSON, there is a new JSON tab (selected by default) displaying the value using expandable tree. Similarly as for network responses in Firebug’s Net panel.
XML Inspector If the value is valid XML document, there is a XML tab (also selected by default) displaying pretty printed & colorized XML.
document.cookie Better formatting is now implemented for document.cookie property when it’s logged into the Console panel.
Column Visibility Manage visibility of columns using header context menu. Of course, the current settings is persistent across Firefox sessions.
Cookie Breakpoint Create a cookie breakpoint to see when specific cookie is modified. Firebug debugger is integrated so, you can also see what line in the source code caused the modification.
Breakpoint Condition You can also create a breakpoint condition and the breakpoint will stop only if the condition is true. You can use cookie properties in the expression: value, path, host, expires [ms], isHttpOnly, isDomain).
Break On Next Cookie Change The Cookies panel also integrates with Firebug’s Break On Feature. Just use the resume button to break on the next changed cookie.

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks.

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko

Firebug 1.10a10

Friday, June 1st, 2012 has Firebug 1.10a10

Firebug 1.10a10 fixes 15 issues.

Some highlights from this release:

  • It is possible to pick a format that should be used to display CSS color values. Firebug offers three options: Hex, RGB, HSL. These options are available for CSS, Style and Computed panel (issue 3871).

  • Breakpoints are essential part of Firebug and several types of breakpoints are supported. It’s now possible to expand and collapse breakpoint groups available in the Breakpoints side panel (in the Script panel) (issue 4889).

  • The completion list supports keyboard (arrow keys, page up/down) and mouse wheel for navigation (issue 3660).

Please post feedback in the newsgroup, thanks.

Jan ‘Honza’ Odvarko