Have a question about this project? Sign up for a free GitHub account to open an issue and contact its maintainers and the community.

Already on GitHub? Sign in to your account

firebugx.js won't detect Firebug 1.9 - with patch #259

rohanc opened this Issue Dec 31, 2011 · 2 comments


None yet
3 participants

rohanc commented Dec 31, 2011

The Firebug detection code in firebugx.js is not effective if you upgrade to Firebug 1.9 (currently in beta). You end up with console logging disabled, even though the Firebug console is available.

I use Slickgrid 2.0 alpha, but I notice the same problem code in the master branch.

Solution: On my system, I changed the test in firebugx.js from this:

if (!("console" in window) || !("firebug" in console))

to this:

if (typeof console === "undefined" || typeof console.log === "undefined") {

I made some comments about this in the Firebug bug database, which documents their decision to make it impossible to detect Firebug:



I'll note that quite a lot of people are complaining about this on the Firebug bug tracker.

@mleibman mleibman added a commit that referenced this issue Jan 21, 2012

@mleibman mleibman Fixed issue #259 - updated console stub to work with Firebug 1.9 and …
…deleted unused Firebug Lite script.

mleibman commented Jan 21, 2012

Fixed in b9592ca.

@mleibman mleibman closed this Jan 21, 2012

Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment