To open the dedicated Console panel, either:

  • Press Ctrl + Shift + J (Windows / Linux) or ⌘ + ⌥ + J (Mac).

Select the Console panel.

Console in Chrome


To open the Web Console, either:

  • Press Ctrl + Shift + K (Windows/Linux) or ⌘ + ⌥ + K (Mac).
  • From the Firefox menu (or Tools menu if you display the menu bar or are on Mac OS X), select __Developer > Web Console. __

Select the Console panel.

Console in Firefox


To launch Opera Dragonfly, open a web page or web app in Opera. Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + I on Windows and Linux, or ⌘ + alt + I on Mac. Alternatively, you can target a specific element by right-clicking in the page and selecting "Inspect Element".

On a Mac, you can also select View > Show Developer Menu in the Opera menu bar at the top of the screen. Then select Developer > Developer Tools.

Select the Console panel.

Console in Opera

Internet Explorer

To open Developer Tools in Internet Explorer, open a web page or web app in Internet Explorer. Press F12 or click Developer Tools from the Tools menu.  

Select the Console panel.


To start using Web Inspector in Safari, open a web page or web app in Safari. In the menu bar, select Safari > Preferences. Go to the Advanced pane and enable the "Show Develop menu in menu bar" setting. In the menu bar, select Develop > Show Web Inspector.

You can also use the keyboard shortcut ⌘ + ⌥ + I.

The Web Inspector window opens in your Safari browser.

Select the Console panel.

Console in Safari