The dev tools window for Microsoft Edge currently looks like this on my system:

Empty Microsoft Edge Developer Tools window

This has worked before. I don't know why and when exactly this change happened.

I'm on Windows 10.0.14393 and Microsoft Edge 38.14393.0.0.

The dev tools for Internet Explorer 11.953.14393.0 are still functional.

Any ideas?

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    me too! used to work (i mean, it would crash pretty often, but hey, IE/Edge)
    – frumbert
    Apr 13, 2017 at 6:18
  • I was running into the same issue recently. I was able to open F12 from an InPrivate tab as a work around though.
    – milk
    May 2, 2018 at 17:26
  • I have the same problem, private mode does not work either. there are support tickets open at microsoft but not much activity
    – Plippie
    Jul 9, 2018 at 10:15
  • Had the same issue here. Three years old at this point and it appears Edge is still not Production Ready. Seems typical for MS as of late.
    – Valuator
    Aug 6, 2018 at 22:05
  • Anyone know if this is a Group Policy thing? This only seemed to happen after changing to a different company domain on my computer.
    – Cobertos
    Nov 30, 2018 at 16:43

2 Answers 2


I opened the devtools in InPrivate-Mode, unfortunately they were empty there too. But after about 5 min they appeared all by themselves :D And now the devtools are working in the normal Tabs also. Magic.


I had the same problem. Solved by going to https://www.microsoft.com/edge . Downloaded edge setup and reinstalled it. Then the DevTools started to work again

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