JavaScript JavaScript Basics Introducing JavaScript The Console Challenge Answer

Dawn Reel
Dawn Reel
433 Points

I can't get the console to appear at the bottom of my Chrome browser window.

I can get it to appear on the bottom of my Treehouse Workplace, but not my browser window. Chrome also always throws up crazy-looking errors not connected to a line; yes, I could ignore this. But, I'd like to get my Chrome browser window looking a lot more like the Treehouse tutorial. Thank you for suggestions. I'm using up-to-date Chrome for Mac version 73.0.3683.75

1 Answer

Cody Fisher
Cody Fisher
8,184 Points

Hi Dawn,

Here are some steps to get the console window to the bottom of your browser:

1) Press Command+Option+J to open the console. 2) Press Command+Option+D to move the console to another position.

If these steps do not work try clicking on the 3 vertical dots by the 'X' button that is used to close the console window and selecting the Dock side manually and setting it to 'Dock to bottom'

Here is a link to more on the available keyboard shortcuts for the Chrome DevTools console: https://developers.google.com/web/tools/chrome-devtools/shortcuts

Dawn Reel
Dawn Reel
433 Points

Thank you, Cody. Anyone reading this, he helpfully pointed out I'm using Chrome Developer Tools on my browser which is slightly different.

  1. The shortcut didn't work but clicking on the 3 vertical dots by the "x" button showed the text Dock Side and little icons for a top, right, bottom or left-aligned dock.

  2. Also, for others trying to get rid of a lot of weird errors that don't have anything to do with the Treehouse exercise you can click the Console Settings icon (near the top right of the JavaScript Console window, looks like a gear) and check the box before "Selected content only" and that gets rid of the weird irrelevant errors.

The only annoying thing is that so far I can't get the JavaScript console to stay at the bottom of the window, I have to re-do it every time I preview the workspace, but I'll keep trying.