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When doing web development with Firefox I've always used the Firebug add-on. Now with the upgrades to Firefox, there is a new built in feature of 'Inspect Element'. What does this new feature bring to the table in comparison to Firebug?

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> Now with the upgrades to Firefox, there is a new built in feature of 'Inspect Element'. o.O That's (almost) always been there. I never used Firebug but have always had a Inspect Element option; first with the DOM-Inspector addon, a little then later (e.g., ~2.0-3.0) it was built-in. I definitely remember there being a built-in one because I pondered removing the DOM-Inspector, but decided against it because the built-in one was good, but not quite as good as the add-on. – Synetech Jul 18 '12 at 2:33
I've used firefox for years, and for some reason was always under the impression that the only way to have a web development tool was to use firebug. Now since firefox has gotten onto their 'rapid release' schedule, I"ve just now noticed that they've integrated 'web developer' into their menu items and have included this suite of tools. So by habit it's always been firebug, and for me, the built in tool is new. – Chris Jul 18 '12 at 11:28
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A pretty awesome 3D view:

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While I admit, that is a pretty awesome feature, how would you actually use it for anything web development wise? – Chris Jul 17 '12 at 12:59
@Chris: I could bring myself to imagine some use for it, but I never needed it. Overall, I think the element inspector if Firefox is a gimmick at best, especially compared to Firebug. – Oliver Salzburg Jul 17 '12 at 13:10

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