Access is denied error logged to console after toggling open/close of developer tools, then navigating to another page

Fixed Issue #14146025


Pete L.
Oct 9, 2017
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  • Microsoft Edge
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Steps to reproduce

This error only seems to occur if the Developer Tools are in use, and I’m able to reproduce it on every site I’ve tried, including Wikipedia, Github,

To reproduce:

  1. Open developer tools - either by pressing F12 or right-click + Inspect Element
  2. Close developer tools
  3. Open developer tools again
  4. Click on an anchor on the page to navigate elsewhere
  5. In the console, the error SCRIPT5: Access is denied (on Line 1 of the current page) is recorded.

This seems to be completely benign, but quickly becomes a nuisance while debugging on pages that post client-side errors back to the server.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

      Changed Assigned To from “James M.” to “Jacob R.”

      Changed Status to “Fixed”

    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this information about the issue. We are pleased to report this feature is fixed in Edge 16299 and is available in our latest Insider Preview build in the Fast ring.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

    • Hello,

      Sorry to inform, but the problem still occurs in Microsoft Edge 41.16299.15.0.

      I suspect that it occurs if any event handler like pointer/mouse over etc. is attached to any html element.


      1. Please go to:łówna
      2. open, close and open again console (F12)
      3. Try to roll over (don’t click, just move cursor over the link) one of the links on the main section of the page (you should see popups for that links - and that also generates errors)
    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

      Changed Status from “Fixed”

    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this updated information about the issue. We are able to repro the problem in 16299 using the new steps. We are also pleased to report this is now fixed in Edge and available in Insider Preview build 17046.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status to “Fixed”

    • Hello, I am seeing similar issue in 17.17134. This are the STR:

      • I have an HTML5 video element playing some content.
      • Open and close the developer console with F12.
      • Go to fullscreen mode.
      • Triggering the exit fullscreen with an event (ex: a user click) doesn’t work and the SCRIPT5 error can be seen in the console. Only clicking ESC works.
    • Hey, about my last comment ^, I can confirm this is happening to me because of this other bug, already opened:
      So nothing to do at all with fullscreen stuff.

    • Edge 42.17134 still has this issue. Happens to me about 20% of the time when opening dev tools.

    • Microsoft Edge 42.17134.1.0 still has this issue.

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