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Developer tools

Polypane comes with two sets of developers tools: the native Polypane developer tools and the Chromium developer tools.

Polypane developer tools

The Polypane developer tools will work across panes and you can find more information about them on the following pages:

  • Polypane elements panel, lets you edit style, content and attributes in all panes at the same time.
  • Polypane Console lets you view console messages from all panes and send console commands to all panes at the same time.

Chromium developer tools

The Chromium developer tools only support a single pane at a time, but also allow you to use browser extensions.

Picking devtools

You can default to using the Chromium developer tools by right-clicking the inspect icon in the address bar.

By default Polypane will use the Polypane developer tools when using the shortcuts, right-clicking to inspect or when using Polypane Peek, but if you want to switch over to using the Chromium devtools you can right-click the inspect element icon in the header and select "inspect in devtools". From now on, the Chromium devtools will be used instead.

When "Inspect Element (in devtools)" is set as the default, shortcuts and Polypane Peek will use the Chromium devtools and the first option in the context menu will also use the Chromium devtools.


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