How to Install Safari Web Inspector in Windows

By | July 22, 2009 | 3 Comments

How to Install Safari Web Inspector in WindowsBack in the old days you’ve had to add key lines to the Safari preference files and that was pretty much it, turns out this trick doesn’t work anymore (at least in Safari 4).

To install web inspector: download latest WebKit nightly build, extract files and open run-nightly-webkit.cmd

Find com.apple.Safari.plist file which is located in:

XP/2000
C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Apple Computer\Safari\Preferences\com.apple.Safari.plist

7/Vista
C:\ Users\\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Preferences\com.apple.Safari.plist

Add the following line:
WebKitDeveloperExtras

That’s not all. You will also have to enable Web inspector by going to:
Edit > Preferences > Advanced
Select “Show Develop menu in menu bar”

“Inspect Element” context option should be now visible.

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • Dels

    is there any screenshot to show how Safari Web Inspector look a like? since i don’t use Safari nor Chrome

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