For example in the network panel, we can sort by method, status, type etc etc, in ascending or descending order.

Is there a way to sort it such that the latest requests appear at the top for network and console panel, so we don't have to keep scrolling down to see the latest requests.

I saw it happened before in Chrome canary (network panel) some time back, but it has since defaulted back to appending new requests at the bottom.

Using Version 33.0.1709.2 canary

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    terrible UI... it's 2017 and the answer still isn't obvious – Lambart Apr 13 '17 at 23:08

Here we go, I found it. It would be difficult to hide it better!

Some further googling produced answers for older versions of Chrome, but the instructions screenshots were outdated and didn't make sense anymore.

Here's how to restore chronological sort order for the Network tab:

  1. Right click the Waterfall column header
  2. In the popup menu, mouse-over Waterfall to reveal the submenu
  3. Click Start Time

Step 3 selects the sort criterion ... once it's set to Start Time, you can just click the Waterfall column header to toggle ascending/descending order.


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    It's changed in the meantime. On Google Chrome version 87.0.4280.88 (Official Build) (64-bit) one can simply click on Waterfall and it will sort. Click again and it will sort the other way around. I agree, it's really not clear in the UI on first sight: – user2304170 Dec 10 '20 at 10:55

Sometimes you debug something and can see only the Name column and if you accidentally click the header it becomes sorted alphabetically by name: enter image description here


To quickly fix this just context-menu-click on the Name column and select Sort By > Waterfall:

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