Introduction to the DOM Inspector

Wednesday November 6th, 2002

Ian Oeschger has written an introduction to the DOM Inspector, the Mozilla tool for examining and editing the DOM of a webpage or XUL application. This isn't the first DOM Inspector tutorial; grayrest wrote a beginner's guide in June.

#1 This should be part of the help documentation

by bugs4hj

Wednesday November 6th, 2002 6:15 PM

Yes, that's what I think. This should be part of the help documentation. F1 should open a new window and display this kind of info, but I would change the layout a bit first. However, good to see movement on this front.

Just my $0.2 cent

#2 Shortcut doesn't work

by grayrest

Wednesday November 6th, 2002 8:32 PM

The ctrl+shift+i stopped working for me a couple months ago. I've dumped my profile and installed new versions to no avail. Any tips?

#3 Re: Shortcut doesn't work

by sconest

Thursday November 7th, 2002 3:21 AM

Strange. It still works here. 2002110522 linux and an (very) old profile

#4 Re: Shortcut doesn't work

by glo_worm

Thursday November 7th, 2002 9:49 AM

i found the same thing a little while ago, and did a bugzilla search right now. i found this bug:

which has a comment (#2) stating that when running Trillian, for some reason (?!) this shortcut doesn't work. sure enough, when i shut down Trillian, the shortcut worked again. i started Trillian back up, and no more ctrl+shift+i. :(

#5 Re: Re: Shortcut doesn't work

by grayrest

Thursday November 7th, 2002 2:06 PM

that's the problem. Thanks

#6 Re: Re: Shortcut doesn't work

by WillyWonka

Thursday November 7th, 2002 3:19 PM

When I'm running trillian I can't invert a selection in photoshop... guess whuch keyboard shortcut that command is :)

#8 Re: Shortcut doesn't work [SOLUTION]

by glo__worm

Saturday November 9th, 2002 5:00 PM

hi, i think i have a way to disable Trillian's interception of the Ctrl+Shift+I event, and thereby allow it to work again for the DOM Inspector (and probably Photoshop too, for WillyWonka ;)..

shut down Trillian if it is running, and open this file for editing:


(or under the appropriate user, if not 'default'). then, delete the XML tag that is labeled:

EventItem type="Hotkey: Ctrl-Shift-I"

(you may be able to simply set the 'enabled' attribute to 0, alternatively)

then save the file and restart Trillian. this procedure seems to successfully deactivate the Ctrl+Shift+I keybinding for Trillian, freeing it up again for Mozilla. it appears that it does not get regenerated upon restarting Trillian, either, which is nice..

#9 Re: Re: Shortcut doesn't work [SOLUTION]

by glo__worm

Saturday November 9th, 2002 5:02 PM

sorry, there obviously should be backslashes between Trillian, users, default and Events.xml, in that path.. they got parsed out..

#10 How about using Trillian's own interface?

by motobass

Sunday November 10th, 2002 1:33 PM

Change the setting in Trillian... Preferences / Events / Advanced

#11 Re: Re: Shortcut doesn't work [SOLUTION]

by glo__worm

Sunday November 10th, 2002 4:40 PM

thanks, i wasn't aware of that.

#7 NS7 and DOMInspector

by paulGI

Thursday November 7th, 2002 5:16 PM

I tried installing the DOMInspector from the link at the bottom of the article and it didn't work for NS7. So I want to the 1.0.1 release and installed the DOMInspector from there: