IE (not Edge): Changing screen sizes makes F12 tools too high and hide the resize bar

Confirmed Issue #11013698 • Assigned to edgedevtoolstri

Details

Author
Fabian W.
Created
Feb 21, 2017
Privacy
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Found in
  • Internet Explorer
Found in build #
11
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Reported by 1 person

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Steps to reproduce

I use RDP to connect to a Windows Server 2016 machine. My first Client machine has a 4k Display so RDP is 4k as well. I use Internet Explorer to develop a Website on the remote Server. I use F12 Tools and resize them to use half window size. (maybe a height of something like 1000 Pixels).

Later I rdp into the same Server from another Client which has only a FullHD Display. I open Internet Explorer and then I open the F12 Tools. Now the F12 tool try to take the same size as earlier and are too high. At this Point, I do not see anything from the web site any more and I do not see the top end of the F12 Tools so I cannot resize them anymore.

The only Workaround is to reconnect from the 4k machine and resize the dev Tools from there.

I develop on Windows Server 2016 because BizTalk is involved. There is no Edge and Company policy make it hard to install other Browsers, so if you only fix security for IE11, what should I do?

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  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

    Changed Status from “Confirmed”

    Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

    Changed Assigned To to “Karthik R.”

    Changed Assigned To to “Mike J.”

    Changed Assigned To to “Sebastian P.”

    Changed Assigned To from “Sebastian P.” to “Feng M.”

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

    Changed Title from “Changing screen sizes makes F12 tools too high and hide the resize bar” to “IE (not Edge): Changing screen sizes makes F12 tools too high and hide the resize bar”

    Changed Assigned To to “wsdcfebrowser”

    Changed Status from “Confirmed”

    Changed Assigned To to “edgedevtoolstri”

    Changed Assigned To to “wsdcfebrowser”

  • I have the same issue. If I unpin the developer tools window I can resize the width by dragging either the left or right border, but I can’t resize the height by dragging the top border. I can’t get to the bottom border as its off the bottom of the screen. This makes it impossible to use developer tools as I can never see the bottom half of the window. It’s the same each time I go in even after rebooting. Is there somewhere in the registry I can edit it’s saved screen size?

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “edgedevtoolstri”

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

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