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  1. CSS Animation Editor

    CSS frame-by-frame animation editor. I believe someone on devtools started this project (might have been Paul Rouget?) and I would love to see it resurrected.

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    • Log ajax request / response in the Web Console

      Firebug has a nice console representation of both sides of an AJAX request, including activity indicators when the requst is still pending.

      related bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1004535

      134 votes
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      • Memory monitoring

        I want to be able to monitor memory usage in my mobile web app. I want my mobile ap to use as little memory as possible.

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        • Make the changes that happen in the Inspector's CSS rules written in the style editor CSS file

          Hi,

          In the Google Chrome Inspector, when i make some changes in the inspector's CSS rules, the changes get written in the style editor CSS file, so when i consult the file directly in the style editor, all the changes that i made with the inspector will make it there.

          This feature is missing in the Firefox Inspector and it would be amazing to have there.

          That's the only thing keeping me from to switching to Firefox as my full-time development browser.

          Thanks !

          13 votes
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          • Connect Firefox Developer Tools to [Insert Browser Here] OR some better way to cross-browser debug

            I think our tools need to go where the web is, and that's not always in Firefox on a desktop. I want to be able to connect the Devtools to an iOS Webview, and Android Webview, Chrome for Android, Firefox for Android.. you get the picture.

            110% aware this is a non-trivial headache of a goal, but hot damn would it be nice to have a one-stop solution.

            Alternative: Have an 'IE tab', a 'Webkit tab', that render that tab the way each engine would respectively.

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            • Allow for the creation of dev tools plugins

              As far as I am aware, one cannot customise the devtools functionality. It would be nice if this ability was made available (as it is for firebug and Chrome developer tools).

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              • Use WebIDE as an IDE for Cordova / PhoneGap

                WebIDE is restricted to being used just for Firefox OS apps. However, it has so much more potential, and it would be nice if it could be used for Cordova apps.

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                  This is already planned and is being worked on as we speak. Thanks for the validation, we think this will a great addition to the WebIDE’s capabilities! But please keep voting for this if you like it.

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                  • 5 votes
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                    • Remember the state of the "toggle split console" button

                      Currently if you want to see the split console you have to click the button or press ESC every time you open the devtools, on every page, even on the same page after you closed devtools and opened them again. Please remember the state of the toggle globally, like in firebug.

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                      • Add "Expand / Collapse All" to markup view

                        This is handy in the case that you want to see all of the nodes in your page.

                        related bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=895887

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                        • I'd love to see a flame chart in the profiler.

                          The flame chart in Chrome is a very fast and easy way to find hot spots in your JavaScript. I'd love to see that make its way into Firefox; I bet you could do it even better.

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