How to access the developer tools in your web browser

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This article provides information on how to open the developer tools of the following web browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari

Developer tools enable a user to interact with a web application on the client-side and troubleshoot common website related issues.  These may include slow to load or missing page elements, setting custom flags for a web application and tracing console messages from client side scripts.  

We may request you use these tools to assist with troubleshooting issues.

Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
Sophos Cloud

What To Do

From the list of browsers below, choose your web browser and follow the steps provided.

Browser Windows Mac
Google Chrome F12 'View' - 'Developer' - 'Developer Tools'
Microsoft Internet Explorer F12  N/A 
Mozilla Firefox 'Firefox' Menu - 'Web Developer' 'Tools' - 'Web Developer' - 'Inspector'
Safari 'Develop' menu item.
Note: To enable the 'Develop' menu item if not enabled, go to: 'Edit' - 'Preferences' - 'Advanced' - 'Show Develop menu in menu bar'.
'Develop' menu item.
Note: To enable the 'Develop' menu item if not enabled, go to: 'Safari' - 'Preferences' - 'Advanced' - 'Show Develop menu in menu bar'.

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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