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- Doesn't F12 work faster?(48 votes)
- They work just the same. Some computers don't have F12 or the button is used for something else, so it's more straightforward just to show the right click method.(33 votes)
- My console is on the right side of the screen. Is that ok?(2 votes)
- That's perfectly fine. If you prefer it to be on the bottom or in a separate window, there might be a button for that in the top right corner.(15 votes)
- I'm on a Mac. Pamela is on a Mac, but has Chrome, but I have Safari. Could you tell me if I have to switch to Chrome, because I was doing just fine on Safari before I saw this. The thing is, that I cannot access it with the shortcut or with anything else. Could you guys tell me how to access the browser console on Safari OR switch to Chrome?
- In your menu bar, select Safari > Preferences > Advanced(in the top menu), then select “Show Develop menu in menu bar”. Then just do Cmd+Option+I(4 votes)
- Where is the Option key?(2 votes)
- what if we start messing up with the site(3 votes)
- Do it, it's fun.
You won't affect the actual website. You're not changing the code that the server is sending, you're just changing the static code that's been sent to you.
If you hate what you've done, you can refresh the webpage which will cause the server to send you a new page instance.(3 votes)
- What is the shortcut for opening the console on Windows?(1 vote)
- What's the keyboard shortcut for Safari? How can I find out?(1 vote)
- When I use the script tags and browser console, why don't I have to use semicolons? trying to do anything like that in Khan Academy's JS Coding environment would cause Oh Noes to pop up any day.
edit: it seems to only be that way for console.log. weird(1 vote)
- Khan Academy did not put as much effort into having a strict, safe environment for their webpage IDE. The lack of requirement for semicolons is actually a result of automatic semicolon insertion, a feature of most JS interpreters.(3 votes)
- My computer won't let me do any of those things on Khan, but it will let me on other websites. Why?(2 votes)
- Is there any other way to find out what a variable is that doesn't use developer tools? I'm using a school computer and it doesn't let use inspect element.(1 vote)
- F12 does nothing? Well, then you really should get a different computer. Otherwise you're out of luck.
You could also create alerts, though. They may be annoying, but they get the job done.