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I have Google Chrome 13.0.782.220 on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (64-bit).

I try to edit a JavaScript code from an external JS file in the Chrome Developer Tools Scripts pane by double-clicking on the script area. No matter how fast I click, the only effect is to select a nearby word.

Does anybody have an idea why the edit mode isn't activated?

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I don't think there is a Javascript edit mode in Webkit Inspector. At best, you could use breakpoints, and trace your output. – Abhay Rana Sep 15 '11 at 12:30
As stated here (redirected from here it is possible. – Rajish Sep 15 '11 at 12:36
This comment states that "Unfortunately you cannot live-edit pretty-printed JS. Maybe that'll come later." Dated 16th May 2011, so its pretty recent – Abhay Rana Sep 15 '11 at 12:39
Yes, it does work with pretty print off. Chrome is awesome – Abhay Rana Sep 15 '11 at 12:40
@Capt.Nemo You hit the nail. Put it as the answer so I could award you with the bounty. – Rajish Sep 18 '11 at 19:28
up vote 18 down vote accepted

Chrome Webkit Inspector does not allow you to live-edit pretty printed Javascript. Click the pretty print button (Looks like { }) in the Scripts tab to disable pretty-print mode and edit it.

Source: Introduction To Chrome Developer Tools

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You might have hit against the Same origin policy.

From Disabling cross-domain security check for AJAX development in Google Chrome :

Start Google Chrome from command line, Ubuntu/Linux:

chromium-browser --disable-web-security
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It's a bug. You can simulate a solution by pasting the formatted code into the minified file.

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feel free to tell me why you downvoted – wcr4 Apr 8 at 20:40

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