Not seeing the changes live while editing is indeed annoying and often
requested. This is covered in bug 815464
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=815464> and bug 1067318
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1067318> and those are
On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 3:42:20 PM UTC+1, Sherry Sink wrote:
> What happened to the Edit button that was in the upper left corner of the
> firebug tools (next to the Pick an Element from the Page icon)? Why isn't
> that available in the new Firefox dev tools?
> In the past, all I had to do was right-click on an item on a webpage and
> click Edit, and a blank box with just the HTML code for just that item /
> paragraph / div, etc. would display. From there I could make changes, add
> more code, and *automatically* see the changes added to the page so I
> could decide whether or not I wanted to make those changes. I could keep
> working and testing and seeing new changes without having to leave the edit
> With this new Firefox dev tools, there is no edit button. I can
> right-click on a div within the Firefox dev tools and choose Edit as HTML
> but it only brings up a box within the code itself, instead of allowing me
> to see it separately. And when I make a change within the code itself, the
> changes don't show up on the page unless I exit out of the Edit as HTML
> box. Then the changes show up on the page. But to make more changes or make
> adjustments to the change I just tested, that means I have to then re-find
> the div tag or paragraph tag or whatever I changed and right-click all over
> again, in order to go back into the Edit as HTML box option. That's a
> gigantic pain, to have to go back in and out of the Edit box in order to
> see my test changes or make more changes. It's illogical. You've created
> extra steps and made testing much less efficient. It's very frustrating!
> I want Firebug back, not these new Firefox tools. You're making my job
> harder, not easier.
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