Firebug Menu

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The Firebug Menu contains all the most used general options to control Firebug. It is accessible via the Firebug Menu Button.png button on the left side of the Panel Bar. The options it is containing are listed below:

Option Preference Description
Open Firebug - Opens Firebug
Open Firebug in New Window - Opens Firebug in a seperate window
Deactivate Firebug For this web site - Deactivates Firebug for the current website
Open With Editor - Contains a sub-menu with the user-defined external editors and the option Configure Editors... to edit them
Text Size extensions.firebug.textSize Contains a sub-menu for in-/decreasing or resetting the text size used inside Firebug
Options - Contains a sub-menu with several general options (see below)
Firebug Online - Contains a sub-menu with different items for online information about Firebug and to the issue tracker
Inspect Element - Toggles the inspection mode (same function as clicking on Inspect Button.png)
Profile JavaScript - Toggles JavaScript profiling (same function as clicking on the Profile button inside the Console Panel's Toolbar)
Command Line - Toggles between the Command Line and the currently selected panel
Search - Sets the focus to the Search Field
Customize Shortcuts - Opens a dialog for customizing the most common keyboard shortcuts
Open Firebug Tracing - Opens the Firebug Tracing Console
About... <Firebug version> - Shows Firebug's About dialog

Options sub-menu

Option Preference Description
Always Open in New Window extensions.firebug.openInWindow Lets Firebug always open in a seperate window
Show Preview Tooltips extensions.firebug.showInfoTips Shows popups with additional information inside Firebug when hovering an element
Shade Box Model extensions.firebug.shadeBoxModel Toggles between the display of a box model representing the contents, margin, padding and the border and a display of just a frame around the inspected element
Show Quick Info Box extensions.firebug.showQuickInfoBox Toggles the display of an info popup inside the page giving fast information about the currently inspected element
Enable Accessibility Enhancements extensions.firebug.a11y.enable Enables keyboard navigation through Firebug (using Tab and the arrow keys)
Activate Same Origin URLs extensions.firebug.activateSameOrigin Toggles the behavior of Firebug to open it for sites, which have the same base URL
Vertical Panes extensions.firebug.viewPanelOrient Toggles the display of the Side Panels between the right side and the bottom of the Firebug window
Always Open Firebug Tracing extensions.firebug.alwaysOpenTraceConsole Lets the Firebug Tracing Console always open when Firebug activated
Reset All Firebug Options - Resets all Firebug options to the defaults (Be careful! Once done there's no way back!)