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Internet Explorer "Developer Tools" -- How to enable the 'Add Watch Variable' to the Watch Pane again?

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In the Internet Explorer "Developer Tools" tool screen -- How do I enable the option to 'Add Watch Variable' to the Watch Pane again (or show the textbox to type in a watch variable)?

I generally do dev in Firefox, but then run my code in IE to make it works for the rest of the internal customers at work, and I just saw the Internet Explorer's "Developer Tools" (F12) option, which apparently is now supposed to work almost as well as Firefox's Firebug.

Problem: I was clicking around and was initially able to "Add as watch variable" by right-clicking, but now I do Not see that option anymore.  I do not have the capability to "type in a watch variable" in the "watch pane" either (no "add"  text nor a blank box to type in a variable, like I see in the documentation).  I searched online in MSDN, but it never mentions how I might have disabled it (or how to re-enable it).   I tried it While debugging and while stopped.  I'm fairly certain I inadvertently disabled this (but how?), since I DID add variables on the right side before I started clicking around the menu. (I did re-start IE and still no good).  When I right-click in my Script pane over some code, the pop-up just shows "Insert Breakpoint, Select All, and Copy" as options; it does not have the "Add as watch variable".

The tool is rather useless at this point, since I can't even "hover" over a variable in my Script pane to see its value (like in Firebug), so I 'need' to be able to add Watch Variables to the right-side pane.

Please advice. Thanks.
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