Keyboard shortcut to inspect an element in Firebug

Scenario: Inspect an element in Firebug, click the inspect button (or flashlight icon in the new version 1.4.0b5).


The problem: But you want to do this with a keyboard shortcut.

The solution: Ctrl+Shft+C

Some concerns: With the number of extensions Firefox offers you may experience keyboard shortcut clashes, like for example with the CacheViewer which uses Crtl+Shft+C also.

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From several reponses received and from my own expreience since I upgraded to Windows 7 from Windows XP the Ctrl+Shift+C now oepens a new tab showing the CSS file. The Firbug suggested shortcut does not work anymore.

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Print | posted @ Wednesday, July 8, 2009 9:07 AM

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Gravatar # re: Keyboard shortcut to inspect an element in Firebug
by Boonex at 11/13/2009 3:35 AM

I know there are some shortcuts already assigned or something to firebug. I didn't even have firebug open and bumped some key on my keyboard and inspect element page popped open.
Gravatar # re: Keyboard shortcut to inspect an element in Firebug
by Michael Scheper at 2/10/2010 3:17 PM

Ctrl+Shift+C is also 'View CSS' in Web Developer—I'm sure I'm not the only FireBug user who also uses Web Developer.

I've changed my shortcut to Meta+C, and this works well. Not sure what to suggest to Windows and Mac users.
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