I need to use IE11's Javascript console, but I can't find the way to open it... I'm pressing F12 and there's no response.

Is there any way I can open it?

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    How about right-click and then inspect-element? – Sandeep Nayak Oct 16 '15 at 14:41
  • Is there no Tools menu in IE11? – BSMP Oct 16 '15 at 14:43
  • you mean right-click and then inspeccionar el elemento – ergonaut Oct 16 '15 at 14:43
  • Does IE HAVE right-click and inspeccionar el elemento at all? – mplungjan Oct 16 '15 at 14:44
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    @VisioN - I think debugging tools in browsers counts as software tools commonly used by programmers;. I doubt casual Internet users need the JavaScript console. – BSMP Oct 16 '15 at 14:45

A couple of possibilities here:

  1. Dev Tools is disabled, either because you're not on a real page (for instance, the default home page when you first open it), or because your organization's Active Directory configuration doesn't allow it.

  2. Something else must be consuming the F12 (for instance, if you're running a virtual machine, perhaps the virtual machine software is using F12 as the "host" key).

If Dev Tools isn't disabled, you can always open Dev Tools from the gear menu:

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  • 1: That was what I thought... – mplungjan Oct 16 '15 at 14:55
  • Hi, Gear menu isn't showing Dev Tools. I'm not using a virtual machine. The computer I'm using is under an enterprise network, but I remember I could open it before. Suggestions? Thanks. – ProtectedVoid Oct 16 '15 at 15:07
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    @ProtectedVoid: Talk to your IT people, sounds like they disabled it. – T.J. Crowder Oct 16 '15 at 15:10
  • Indeed, my organization's Active Directory configuration doesn't allow it. It's fun because we are the developers and we can't develop in IE. By the way, do you know any other browser that works simillar to IE?, so I can work with it. Thanks. – ProtectedVoid Oct 16 '15 at 15:21
  • @ProtectedVoid: Get them to change the policy. An IT policy that prevents you doing your job is a bad IT policy, my experience is that as long as there's a reason, you can get it changed (for the people who are developers). Meanwhile, sure, you can use Chrome and such, IE11 is reasonably standards-compliant, but you still need to test and occasionally need to debug specifically in IE. – T.J. Crowder Oct 16 '15 at 15:37

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