IE 8 developer tools problem

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Tomek, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Tomek

    Tomek Guest

    hello,

    I have this strange issue with IE8 Dev Tools. When I'm on any website I
    press F12 or from the menu (it doesn't matter) and the tool seem not to work.
    All I can get is this what you can see here: http://twitpic.com/1vh164

    I've tried reseting IE to default settings, removing it from windows
    features and adding again but nothing helps :/

    Any suggestions how to fix it?
     
    Tomek, Jun 10, 2010
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    Tomek wrote:
    > hello,
    >
    > I have this strange issue with IE8 Dev Tools. When I'm on any website I
    > press F12 or from the menu (it doesn't matter) and the tool seem not to
    > work. All I can get is this what you can see here:
    > http://twitpic.com/1vh164
    >
    > I've tried reseting IE to default settings, removing it from windows
    > features and adding again but nothing helps :/
    >
    > Any suggestions how to fix it?
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 10, 2010
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  3. "Tomek" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > hello,
    >
    > I have this strange issue with IE8 Dev Tools. When I'm on any website I
    > press F12 or from the menu (it doesn't matter) and the tool seem not to
    > work.


    > All I can get is this what you can see here: http://twitpic.com/1vh164


    [Task bar shows IE task is current with several windows, one of which is the
    IE Dev Toolbar]

    Right-click on the Taskbar element which represents the IE Dev Toolbar.
    Use either the Move or Size command to find the location of its window and
    make it more usable. You should also be able to use its Maximize command
    if desired but that won't change the current location or size.

    BTW this is an example of where IMO W7 has reduced and deficient
    functionality from what used to be available in XP. There, another method
    of solving this problem is to minimize all windows (e.g. press Win-D) and
    restore just the problem one, then right-click in the Taskbar to either
    Cascade... or Tile... depending on whether you want the problem window to be
    normally sized or maximally sized. E.g. try to figure out how Aero Snap is
    going to help you in this case. Hmm... OIC. They have just changed the
    Taskbar menu's labels; we can still Cascade and Tile... it's just that now
    instead of the elegant idea of tiling one window (in either direction)
    meaning you can maximally resize it, now you need to warp the meanings of
    Show Windows Stacked and Show Windows Side by Side, when there is only one
    window to show, as being equivalent. There is a disappointing quirk when I
    use Undo Show... after that in that I lost my normal size and position but
    it looks as if on the whole things are not quite as bad as I have been
    assuming.

    Thanks for making me find this!


    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---
     
    Robert Aldwinckle, Jun 10, 2010
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  4. Tomek

    Tomek Guest

    That was it :) thank a lot!

    "Robert Aldwinckle" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "Tomek" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > hello,
    > >
    > > I have this strange issue with IE8 Dev Tools. When I'm on any website I
    > > press F12 or from the menu (it doesn't matter) and the tool seem not to
    > > work.

    >
    > > All I can get is this what you can see here: http://twitpic.com/1vh164

    >
    > [Task bar shows IE task is current with several windows, one of which is the
    > IE Dev Toolbar]
    >
    > Right-click on the Taskbar element which represents the IE Dev Toolbar.
    > Use either the Move or Size command to find the location of its window and
    > make it more usable. You should also be able to use its Maximize command
    > if desired but that won't change the current location or size.
    >
    > BTW this is an example of where IMO W7 has reduced and deficient
    > functionality from what used to be available in XP. There, another method
    > of solving this problem is to minimize all windows (e.g. press Win-D) and
    > restore just the problem one, then right-click in the Taskbar to either
    > Cascade... or Tile... depending on whether you want the problem window to be
    > normally sized or maximally sized. E.g. try to figure out how Aero Snap is
    > going to help you in this case. Hmm... OIC. They have just changed the
    > Taskbar menu's labels; we can still Cascade and Tile... it's just that now
    > instead of the elegant idea of tiling one window (in either direction)
    > meaning you can maximally resize it, now you need to warp the meanings of
    > Show Windows Stacked and Show Windows Side by Side, when there is only one
    > window to show, as being equivalent. There is a disappointing quirk when I
    > use Undo Show... after that in that I lost my normal size and position but
    > it looks as if on the whole things are not quite as bad as I have been
    > assuming.
    >
    > Thanks for making me find this!
    >
    >
    > Robert Aldwinckle
    > ---
    >
    > .
    >
     
    Tomek, Jun 10, 2010
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