Firebug in Safari

Since Safari 3.x, you can now have a firebug-like tool in Safari.  Either open terminal and copy-paste the line below or edit the plist file here ~/Library/Preferences/

defaults write WebKitDeveloperExtras -bool true

Most websites stop there saying “you should now be able to right click and see the ‘Inspect Element’ in any contextual menu”.  Well, I didn’t.  I had to show the developer menu.  Here’s how to show the developer menu straight from Safari help:

open Safari preferences, click Advanced, and select “Show Develop menu in menu bar.”

Once you do that you should be able to see “Inspect Element” in the right click menu.

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