back to article Google opens up Chrome 117 Developer Tools box, drops in a few spanners

For Chrome 117, Google has expanded the browser's Developer Tools, aka DevTools, with 16 new features – the largest capability jump since Chrome 91 surfaced in 2021. In an announcement on Tuesday, technical writer Sofia Emelianova detailed the bounty of added browser complexity for the benefit of web devs, who can be forgiven …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge
    Big Brother


    The web browser I only use when accessing Google tools, or Amazon.

    For everything else, I use Firefox + NoScript + uBlock Origin, or Brave.

    Your sandbox ? As far as I'm concerned, you're in my sandbox.

    1. katrinab Silver badge

      Re: Chrome

      If you are doing web development, you kind-of need to test it on Chrome.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Chrome

        "kind-of"? Chrome is what Internet Explorer once was, which is the only browser people develop for.

      2. iron Silver badge

        Re: Chrome

        No you don't. Test with any of the derivatives and you're good to go, no need to install Google's spyware on your machine.

  2. RockBurner

    "Since Chrome 108, Google has been bringing back the prerendering of web pages that a Chrome user is deemed likely to visit. Much like speculative execution in CPU microarchitecture – the source of a few security issues – the idea is to fetch and load web resources before they're needed to save time."

    Isn't this just a (blatant) method of increasing advertisement "link-through" stats?

  3. Tim 11

    what I'd really like

    what I'd really like is the ability to see the content of HTTP requests that fail CORS validation. I understand that this is blocked from being passed to the rendering engine and JavaScript code, but it would be useful if I could see it in the console so I can at least try to troubleshoot the problem.

  4. iron Silver badge

    Why would web devs rejoice at Google throwing a spanner in the works? That is a bad thing.

    Is this a case of The Register's new USA bias mangling the English language and confusing native speakers?

    1. ragnar

      The heading doesn't say spanner in the works though - it says spanners are being dropped into a toolbox, i.e. more tools added. Not confusing for this native speaker!

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