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⚙️ Browser devtools extension for debugging Vue.js applications.
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Latest commit e538cc2 Dec 3, 2019




Important Usage Notes

  1. If the page uses a production/minified build of Vue.js, devtools inspection is disabled by default so the Vue pane won't show up.

  2. To make it work for pages opened via file:// protocol, you need to check "Allow access to file URLs" for this extension in Chrome's extension management panel.

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To enable this feature, follow this guide.

Manual Installation

This is only necessary when you want to build the extension yourself from source to get not-yet-released features.

Make sure you are using Node 6+ and NPM 3+

  1. Clone this repo
  2. yarn install
  3. yarn run build
  4. Open Chrome extension page
  5. Check "developer mode"
  6. Click "load unpacked extension", and choose shells/chrome.
  7. You can also use yarn dev:chrome to build & watch the unpacked extension.


  1. Clone this repo
  2. yarn install
  3. yarn run dev
  4. A plain shell with a test app will be available at localhost:8100.

Testing as Firefox addon

  1. Install web-ext

    $ yarn global add web-ext

    Also, make sure PATH is set up. Something like this in ~/.bash_profile:

    $ PATH=$PATH:$(yarn global bin)
  2. Build and run in Firefox

    $ yarn run build
    $ yarn run run:firefox

    When using Yarn, just replace npm with yarn.

Force enable the devtools

// Before you create app
Vue.config.devtools = process.env.NODE_ENV === 'development'

// After you create app
window.__VUE_DEVTOOLS_GLOBAL_HOOK__.Vue = app.constructor

// then had to add in ./store.js as well.
Vue.config.devtools = process.env.NODE_ENV === 'development'

Common problems and how to fix

  1. Fixing "Download the Vue Devtools for a better development experience" console message when working locally over file:// protocol: 1.1 - Google Chrome: Right click on vue-devtools icon and click "Manage Extensions" then search for vue-devtools on the extensions list. Check the "Allow access to file URLs" box.

  2. How to use the devtools in IE/Edge/Safari or any other browser? Get the standalone Electron app (works with any environment!)



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