The Browser Console contains important information on Errors. While most of the errors shown are JavaScript related some server-related information can get displayed as well.


  1. Press either CTRL + SHIFT + J to open the “console” tab of the Developer Tools.

Alternative method:

  1. Press either CTRL + SHIFT + I or F12 to open the Developer Tools.
  2. Press ESC (or click on “Show console” in the bottom right corner) to slide the console up.

Note: In Chrome’s dev tools, there is a “console” tab. However, a smaller “slide-up” console can be opened while any of the other tabs are active.


  1. Press CTRL + ALT + I to open the Web Inspector.
  2. See Chrome’s step 2. (Chrome and Safari have pretty much identical dev tools.)

Note: Step 1 only works if the “Show Develop menu in menu bar” check box in the Advanced tab of the Preferences menu is checked!


  1. Press F12 to open the developer tools.
  2. Click the “console” tab.


  1. Press CTRL + SHIFT + K to open the Web console (COMMAND + SHIFT + K on Macs).

or, if Firebug is installed (recommended):

  1. Press F12 to open Firebug.
  2. Click on the “console” tab.


  1. Press CTRL + SHIFT + I to open Dragonfly.
  2. Click on the “console” tab.