I use FireFox for my daily browsing; so the process of getting a Node inspector running is somewhat annoying:

  1. Launch Chrome
  2. Manually visit chrome://inspect, because it refuses to set a builtin page as the ‘homepage’
  3. Click “Open dedicated DevTools for Node”
  4. Close the original window after the Node devtools opens

This dedicated tools window is the only Chrome window I ever use. Is there any way to launch it from the command-line, or when Chrome opens?



Have Chrome's homepage set to this: chrome-devtools://devtools/bundled/node_app.html

When Chrome opens, the dedicated node Devtools will automatically be opened, but not as a pop-up.

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    Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to work — the manually-opened copy of the DevTools interface doesn't continuously and automatically detect and connect to Node debuggers, the way the built-in method does. )= – ELLIOTTCABLE Sep 28 '18 at 21:24
  • Have you tried using the connections tab? It might be a viable workaround. – Ultrasonic54321 Oct 1 '18 at 17:06

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