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In the Google Chrome Developer tools, I have output from the Google Analytics debugger extension that dumps too much output into my console.

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I am aware that there is a filter to allow you to filter messages. However, a large part of what the Google Analytics debugger outputs are statements enclosed by console.group and console.groupend.

Second image showing filtered console

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As you can see, while a bunch of text inside the collapsed groups is hidden, the groups themselves are not, and there are currently a few hundred of those that are making it difficult for me to find my debug messages

While I can use the filter to filter out the text in the group, is there a way to filter out the group bars as well?

  • Is your webpage loading analytics multiple times? Maybe via frames or other references that would cause it to load too many times? – HackSlash Feb 28 '18 at 17:29
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No one actually answered your question, and the answer is that it's an open bug.

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=363796&q=filter%20group%20console&colspec=ID%20Pri%20M%20Stars%20ReleaseBlock%20Component%20Status%20Owner%20Summary%20OS%20Modified

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  • also please star the chrome bug an comment so it gets more visibility – David Dehghan Mar 18 '19 at 1:05
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I'm not sure what version of Chrome you're using but mine has an option in the console of whether or not to group similar.

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If I disable that option it won't show the groups. You could also try adjusting which messages are shown (verbose, info, error, warning, errors) with that "default levels" drop down.

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  • While this works without a filter, this doesn't appear to work if you specify a filter string. The groups reappear and the problem is when many of them are empty, they clutter up the console output, as the OP says. – MSC Jul 21 '19 at 2:47
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you can filter out console message based on their source. In your case, you can remove all the entries generated from analytics.debug.js. I used the following filter to accomplish this:

-url:analytics.debug.js
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