Internext Explorer - F12 Developer Tools

Posted on 2012-08-24
Last Modified: 2013-12-13
Here's my problem, I'm using the Developer Tools (DT) on Windows7 which shows the "Network" traffic.  I'm also using the Developer Tools on a remote server Windows XP.  On the XP the Developer Tools is not showing the Net "icon" to enable network capturing.  I looked around and can't see why it is not there.  The only thought I have is that DT with network capture is not available for XP.
The screenshot below shows the Windows7 DT w/Net and the bottom part is XP wo/Net.
Any thoughts you may have?
Question by:chima

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    by:Dave Baldwin
    On my Windows XP, IE Dev tools does not have Console or Network tabs.  Looks just like your lower image.
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    by:Sudeep Sharma
    I could see only one screenshot, do you have other screenshot as well. Further what's the version of IE you have on XP and Windows 7?
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    by:Sudeep Sharma
    There are other tools as well if you want to monitor the web traffic from/to IE. (commercial version) (freeware)

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    SSharma, I apologize, the one screenshot has both of the Windows7 IE9 (the top part) and WindowsXP IE8 the bottom part.
    Windows7 Pro 6.1.7601 SP 1 Build 7601
    IE9 Versopm 9.0.8112.16421 64-bit Edition, Update Version 9.0.8 (KB2719177), Cipher Strength: 256-bit

    WindowsXP 5.1.2600 SP 3 Build 2600
    IE8 8.0.6001 187002 in a virtual environment

    Dave Baldwin, I will not ask you the obvious questions and one you probably get asked a lot :)
    Yes, I am afraid that firebug for WindowsXP does not have all the features as does Windows7.

    I was also looking for "firebug for Windows" which I believe I used at one time, now I could not find it on the web.
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    "WindowsXP IE8 the bottom part"
    Network capturing is not available for IE8. It is introduced in IE 9 Developer tools.

    See the link below which states the things you can do with IE 8 Developer tools, Network Tab came in IE 9 developer tools.

    IE9 Developer tools Network Capture

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