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I am debugging javascript on a web page using Chrome Web Developer Tools. On Windows, I can use F11 to step into a function while using the debugger.

However, when I press F11 on my Mac, The volume just increases. F11 + fn doesn't do it either. How can I use Chrome Web Developer keyboard shortcuts on a Mac?

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Other alternative to Step into on Mac is Command+; (semi-colon) and to Step out is Shift+Command+; (semi-colon) – Ricardo Oct 8 '15 at 17:00
I like my mac, but i hate their shortcuts. all of them are terrible – Robotsushi Feb 11 at 22:33
up vote 15 down vote accepted
  • Continue: F8 or Command-/ (forward slash) on Mac or Control-/ (forward slash) on other platforms.
  • Step over: F10 or Command-' (apostrophe) on Mac or Control-' (apostrophe) on other platforms.
  • Step into: F11 or Command-; (semi-colon) on Mac or Control-; (semi-colon); on other platforms.
  • Step out: Shift-F11 or Shift-Command-; (semi-colon) on Mac or Shift-Control-; (semi-colon) on other platforms.
  • Next call frame: Control-. (period) on all platforms.
  • Previous call frame: Control-, (comma) on all platforms.


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in OSX fn-F11 shows the desktop or something like that -- all the windows fly away to the sides of the screen – jcollum Jun 18 '15 at 16:43

It works:

  1. Go to System setting -> Keyborad -> Keyboard. Make sure you have Enabled Use F1/F2 as standard function keys.

  2. Go to System setting -> Keyborad -> Keyboard Shortcuts. Choose Mission Control on the left panel, then look to the right panel and disable F11 to Show Desktop.

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Coming from Windows to OS X, this is one of the biggest annoyances I have struggled with the past two weeks... Now I can debug properly lol. FANKOOOOOO! – Gavin Jul 10 '13 at 15:07
This should be the accepted answer. – JohnnyO Oct 26 '14 at 6:16

This can be accomplished with Karabiner as well. The keymap for a full-sized keyboard looks like:

<?xml version="1.0"?>

    <appendix>This maps the F13, F14 and F15 keys to Chrome debugging keys</appendix>
    <!--<autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::SPACE, KeyCode::TAB</autogen>-->
      KeyCode::F13, KeyCode::F8
      KeyCode::F14, KeyCode::F10
      KeyCode::F15, KeyCode::SEMICOLON, ModifierFlag::COMMAND_L
      KeyCode::F16, KeyCode::SEMICOLON, ModifierFlag::COMMAND_L, ModifierFlag::SHIFT_L,
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