No way to disable network in developer tools.

By design Issue #10219391


Greg H.
Dec 15, 2016
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  • Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer
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Both IE Edge and 11 do not appear to have a way to disable the network in the developer tools. This makes it difficult to debug and test offline functionality that is being hosted on a local development machine. Unless I am missing something, it really seems like there should be an offline checkbox in the developer tools like in the Chrome debug tools.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Brad E.”

      Changed Status to “By design”

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    • I think that the ability to turn off networking from developer tools is absolutely essential when building progressive web apps (PWS) using service workers. We want to test off-line capabilities of our apps. Turning off the network on the computer means we cannot do anything else whilst building apps - surely you thought of this, right?

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    • Surely this is not the case? There must be a way to do this!

      It looks like Edge is useless to use for building PWA’s. When using console logging of objects, for example:


      A simple string of "[object FetchEvent]" is added to the console. The same in Chrome is an expandable object.

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