How to debug CSS with Firebug for an element that only appears when clicked?


Tags: css,firebug

Problem :

I want to debug the CSS for a DHTML menu, but the element I want to debug is a submenu, so it only appears when the top element in the menu is clicked.

So I can't use that button on Firebug that shows the CSS for the next element clicked, because when I click on the top menu item it will show the CSS for that element, not its child, and if I expand the menu first and then click on the Firebug button the submenu disappears (it disappears when it loses focus).

Any tips on how to get out of this catch-22?



Solution :

Use firebug console command line to run click event. Like $('#menutab a').click(); If it's needed, you could also set breakpoint to avoid hidding.

Read more in firebug documentation


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