Google chrome browser on Ubuntu, doesn't show the Developer tools when I press F12.

  • I have never seen that before. Can you perhaps describe what you might possibly done to cause Developer Tools to disappear?
    – edwinksl
    Jul 8, 2016 at 17:53
  • Can you try to create a new Chrome profile and see if the developer tools are available? Jul 9, 2016 at 2:22
  • What plugins do you have installed that might have changed the hot key?
    – Elder Geek
    Jul 10, 2018 at 16:57

2 Answers 2


Try pressing the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+I to show the Developer tools pane in Chrome.


If the devtools are already opened (minimized or out of view) it won't show up with F12. I need to find it with alt+tab.

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