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JavaScript

JavaScript Console unavailable

I'm new to JavaScript and am using a MacBook Pro. I've tried opening the JavaScript console using Chrome and there is no option to do so in the menu. When I click on 'Developer Tools', nothing happens. I've gone into content settings and can see that JavaScript is definitely allowed.

The 'control' + 'shift' + j function also will not work.

Has anyone else had the same problem?

1 Answer

Heidi Puk Hermann
Heidi Puk Hermann
33,354 Points

Hi,

when you "right click" or "click with two fingers" on a given webpage, you should get a box with various options. One of them is Inspect. After clicking on that one a window/tab will open on top of your active page. Normally it opens on the "elements" tab, but next to it you can find the "console" tab.