Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
John has announced the Firebug 1.2 final release. As well as just supporting Firefox 3, there are some quality improvements:
Specifically the Console panel has seen a number of security improvements. We’ll be discussing the specific nature of these changes once everyone has had enough time to upgrade to Firebug 1.2.
A list of all the bug fixes can be found in the full release notes.
Who enabled me?
Taking in to consideration the above performance points (namely the fact that enabling the Console, Script, or Net panels have the potential to incur a global overhead on all browser tabs) a feature was added to help you minimize your use of the panels in errant tabs.
If you position your mouse over the Firebug icon, in the Firefox tray, a tooltip will pop up telling you two things: The version of Firebug that you’re using and which tabs have some Firebug panels enabled in them.
It should be noted that the Firebug will be a gray color if no tabs currently have a Firebug panel enabled at all.
Using the above tooltip you can now go in and selectively disable any panel usage that you are no longer utilizing.
Of course, when using the above tooltip (or seeing that the Firebug icon is lit up), you’ll just want to suspend all use of Firebug panels straight out without having to poke-around each individual tab.
A new Suspend/Resume menu option has been added that will suspend/resume all active panels. This is a one-click way to keep Firebug in check.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:11 am