In the OS X version of Google Chrome the Developer Console uses this stupid key combination of Alt+Cmd+I instead of F12, which is the de-facto standard key used in pretty much any other browser:

  • Firefox Mac uses F12
  • Chrome Windows uses F12
  • Internet Explorer uses F12
  • Opera also uses F12

So, how can I remap it only for Chrome? (Firefox Mac already uses F12)

BTW, which is the key for Safari? The documentation at Apple's website says it's also Alt+Cmd+I but it doesn't work for me: https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/AppleApplications/Conceptual/Safari_Developer_Guide/KeyboardShortcuts/KeyboardShortcuts.html

Thank you!


Go to System Preferences → Keyboard → Shortcut and select App Shortcuts in the left panel. Add a new shortcut clicking on plus symbol and fill it like the image below.

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You may have to use fnF12 if you have unselected the option `Use F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys' on Keyboard tab.

  • That doesn't seem to work. I have my F keys as regular function keys, not multimedia keys. I'm using Yosemite (10.10) – OMA Dec 5 '14 at 12:54
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    If you type the menu title exactly as menu title that can see on Google Chrome menu must work. A typo, prevent it to work. – jherran Dec 5 '14 at 12:56
  • Ok, I get it now. Since my OS is not in English, I had to type it exactly in my language as it was written in the menu. Thanks! – OMA Dec 9 '14 at 11:01

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