It is not possible to use the DOM Explorer and Inspect Element when the Debugger is paused.

By design Issue #280225


Jun 3, 2014
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Steps to reproduce


Repro Steps:

Load A web page
Press F12
Go to the Debugger and Press Pause
Switch back to the Browser window and right click and try to choose “Inspect Element” (Note you can’t)
Switch to the DOM Explorer window and try to click the “Select Element” (Note it is disabled)
Try selecting some of the HTML in the DOM Explorer window. (Note that the item is not selected in the Browser window)

Expected Results:

When Debugger is paused, it should be possible to use the DOM Explorer Select Element function and have Web Page Highlight boxes update to match the selected HTML.

Actual Results:


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Tony S.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Tony S.” to “IE F.”

      Changed Status to “By design”

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