I have recently visited a website and wanted to inspect its code. I am using Google Chrome, the latest open version.

When I tried to open the Developer Tools by clicking on the drop down menu on top right the setting was grayed out and I was unable to select it. Trying to use the shortcuts didnt work out as well.

The Developer tools works with other websites. I also tried to have it open on other website, then change to the one I wanted to inspect the code and the dev tools were turned off.

My question is, is there a way to enable the developer tools while accessing this website that prohibits me from inspecting its code? Or if that's not possible is there another way to inspect the code of that website?

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    Can you name the website? To answer your question, there is always a way to inspect the code of any website you visit -- worst case, you could always use a proxy like Fiddler that logs HTTP requests and responses.
    – zinfandel
    Mar 21, 2017 at 11:38
  • @zinfandel its mutantbox.com but atm its down. but with a proxy it wouldnt be the same as with dev tools :/ Mar 21, 2017 at 11:41
  • I've just visited the page and my dev tools appear to work just fine.
    – zinfandel
    Mar 21, 2017 at 15:22
  • @zinfandel well yeah, on the main menu its working, but if you select a server and enter the game it doesnt let you there. thats where i need it to work Mar 22, 2017 at 10:07
  • Google does this as well: several sites located at sites.google.com/<<yoursite>> has inspection disabled (in chrome). I cannot tell how; I see no information in the source code telling me how this is done .. If I open the exact same page in other Chromium-based browsers (like Vivalid) I have no problem inspecting the source. So this is a Chrome feature only.
    – qualbeen
    Jun 6, 2019 at 8:32

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Pressing F12 or opening developer tools before visiting the website instead of the classic
Ctrl + Shift + I shortcut works perfectly fine for me. I saw this problem on site christianityfaq.com

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