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"View Source" in Firefox 6 - now


firefox-logoQ: After being there for 5 versions the "View Source" option is gone from View View Source. Where is it?

A: New changes bring new problems. I have no idea why that was removed - I think it can be filed under "change for the sake of change".

a) You can view the source by right-clicking on the page and selecting View Source


b) You can press Ctrl+U and it will pop-up the page source window


c) Tools Web Developer Page Source

(Thanks Dave!)

PS: It is still the same under Firefox 7 - up to whatever version. Doesn't look like they are planning to change this.

Comments (15)
View Source
15 Sunday, 03 March 2013 10:40
I agree with everyone complaining about change for no good reason.


I presume Microsoft etc do it to have a new version and sell more product. Why would Mozilla? I had a website not working the other day and the Helpline said what browser are you using? I said Firefox. He said What version. I said 18. He said no, it doesn't work with that. you need to download version 3!
14 Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:09
What genius keeps the View menu and doesn't put "View Page Source" under it? Ugh! This is the worst modern browser. Anyway thanks for pointing me to the right-click menu.
Default viewer?
13 Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:16
I can no longer choose my default page source viewer. Even in about:config, I can choose my view_source.editor.path and set the view_source.editor.external to true but I still get FF as the ONLY page source viewer. I want my Notepad++ back! GRRRR!!!

I'm with an earlier poster - I would migrate to Chrome but for some deal busters there (FF is sneaking up on it, though).
And so's my spelling.
12 Sunday, 05 February 2012 16:07
Sad, that is. Make that "pinch" in the previous post.
View source and pince zoom
11 Sunday, 05 February 2012 16:04
Wow. View source moved to a more inconvenient spot, and pinch zoom disabled as the default. Is a Microsoft employee making these decisions??

I had to open Safari -- an old version -- to do something Firefox couldn't do, despite having just updated my Firefox to version 10. I'd have stayed with 3.6.x had I known.

The firefox crew have become retarded
10 Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:56
Just one of the many idiotic changes they have made.

If it wasn't for a few very annoying things in Chrome, I would have said goodbye to firefox long time ago, and I might do it anyway, because it's just becoming worse and worse.

This is only one of the many very retarded changes they made, besides also making it heavy and unstable.

To the people saying to right click, for fuck sakes, that's not always possible, if you have an active item filling the whole browser, so shut up.
View Source
9 Friday, 30 September 2011 13:02
Angry Coder
Please put it back where it belongs. Under the View Menu.
Why move View Source
8 Friday, 09 September 2011 03:37
That's where it's always been. On IE as well from my olden days. Did non-techies complain about it or something?

I still now daily find myself going View > Full Screen before I realise what I've done. (I think it is where view source was before).

I'll have to get used to right click > view page source.
FFox 6 View Source Debacle
7 Tuesday, 30 August 2011 10:43
I'm so sick of companies changing BASIC stuff for the sake of having a new 'version'. Stupid.

FYI: command-U on mac.

I'd give anything for someone to go backwards and make a basic, non bloated, easy to use os interface that isn't ruined by trying to make it so dam*ed SIMPLE for the legions of newbies, that it complicates everything else. And that goes for you browsers companies too.
6 Tuesday, 23 August 2011 21:29
nice post - thanks
view source
5 Monday, 22 August 2011 07:18
Even after this, I'm still going to the View menu! Damn old habits!
4 Friday, 19 August 2011 02:15
Im trying to view the source on my site after installing firefox 6.0 and view source has vanished WHAT THE ******
3 Thursday, 18 August 2011 14:28
Thanks for the tip. The change is just bizarre.
as well, frame source for Frame panes page
2 Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:22
Shibuya, Nobuhiro
Right Click and "This Frame > View Frame Source" works as before.
for example,
View source
1 Wednesday, 17 August 2011 07:56
It has been moved to Tools -> Web Developer -> Page Source, Ctrl+U works as well.

It's very "thoughtful" of Mozilla to put it there. Most web developers (including me) use Web Developer plugin for firefox, so now we conveniently have 2 Web Developer menus under Tools.
Way to go!

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