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Internet Explorer F12 Developer Tools - Enable or Disable

How to Enable or Disable "F12 Developer Tools" in Internet Explorer
Published by Brink
24 Mar 2011
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How to Enable or Disable "F12 Developer Tools" in Internet Explorer



EXAMPLE: F12 Developer Tools in IE9 and IE10
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EXAMPLE: F12 Developer Tools in IE11
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EXAMPLE: F12 Developer Tools in IE9, IE10, and IE11 Enabled and Disabled
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OPTION ONE
Using a REG File Download
1. To Enable F12 Developer Tools in IE8, IE9, IE10, and IE11
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Enable_IE_F12_Developer_Tools.reg

download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Disable F12 Developer Tools in IE8, IE9, IE10, and IE11
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Disable_IE_F12_Developer_Tools.reg

download
3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

5. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. If open, close and reopen Internet Explorer to apply.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



OPTION TWO
Through the Local Group Policy Editor
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2. In the left pane, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Internet Explorer, and Toolbars. (see screenshot below)
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3. In the right pane, double click/tap on Turn off Developer Tools. (see screenshot above)

4. To Enable F12 Developer Tools in IE8, IE9, IE10, and IE11
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.

B) Go to step 6.
5. To Disable F12 Developer Tools in IE8, IE9, IE10, and IE11
A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
6. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
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7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

8. If open, close and reopen Internet Explorer to apply.
That's it,
Shawn





28 Nov 2013   #1
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi Shawn

Windows 8.1/IE 11/F12 key.

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28 Nov 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Ray. Tutorial updated.
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13 Nov 2014   #3
Cyberelf

Windows 8.1
 
 

Hi! I work as IT in a small company and we are having issues with some web pages in IE 11. The only way they work is to activate DEVELOPERS TOOLS and use as agent IE8. Adding the site to compatibility list does not work.

The problem is that every time the users need to enter this portal (Walmart sales) they need to push F12. Is there a way to leave DEVELOPERS TOOLS settings running?? The "Persistent settings" button is not of help. Once you close the browser, it come backs to regular settings until you push F12 again.

Thanks in advance!!!
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13 Nov 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

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