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I need to increase the font in my Inspect Element window in Chrome.

I found a tutorial on how to do it: http://k20e.com/blog/2011/08/18/how-to-set-the-chrome-console-font/.

According to the Chrome website, the User Data directory should be ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default, but I don't see "Google" under "Application Support".

Does anyone know where else the User Data directory could be?

My Chrome is up to date (version 23.0.1271.101). Running on OS X 10.7.4 Lion.

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    Are you aware that ~ means /Users/<username>? – William Jackson Dec 21 '12 at 19:49
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    I didn't know that. Thank you! However, I don't see a "Library" folder inside my user folder. – Nelu Dec 21 '12 at 19:56
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    @johnym That's because it's hidden by default on OS X 10.7 and up. – Daniel Beck Dec 21 '12 at 20:21
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Home/Library is a hidden folder on recent (10.7+) releases of OSX.

To get to the correct folder, do this:

  • Open a new Finder window
  • Press CommandShiftG
  • Type in ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default

You are now in your profile directory. Click on the directory named User StyleSheets, and edit Custom.css to your heart's content!

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Going to try converting @William-Jackson's comment into an answer.

Are you looking at: /Library/Application Support?
Or, are you looking at: /Users/*johnym*/Library/Application Support/Google.....?

The second one is where you should be able to find the user data directory.

  • Thanks! As I responded to @William-Jackson, I do not have a "Library" folder inside my user folder. – Nelu Dec 21 '12 at 20:05
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I just ran into a similar problem. I know this is an old question, but for anyone finding it in the future, the answer to "I don't see a Library folder in my username folder" is probably "OSX hid it". (You can see the folder is a paler blue than normal viewable directories in my second screenshot in my question, Chrome User Data: where, aside from Library, might it be?)

You have to reveal hidden files to see the Library directory to get to the rest of the Chrome data you need. I did that permanently (I think) using the directions popped up in a Google search:

The long way to show hidden Mac OS X files is as follows:

Open Terminal found in Finder > Applications > Utilities.

In Terminal, paste the following:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

Press return.

Hold the 'Option/alt' key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch.

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    I believe the shortcut for this is Shift + Cmd + . – Steve Gore Aug 19 '17 at 12:54

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