Add a way to hide/filter out extension resources in the network tab of web inspector
Reported by m...@markashleybell.com, May 9 2013
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.31 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/26.0.1410.64 Safari/537.31 Steps to reproduce the problem: 1. Install the Readability Chrome extension (just an example, this happens with other extensions as well) 2. View an HTML page with the web inspector network tab open What is the expected behavior? There should be some way to filter out resources fetched using the chrome-extension:// protocol. This could be made more generic to allow filtering on any protocol, or it could simply be a 'do not show extension resources' button. What went wrong? Network tab lists resources from installed extensions as well as those from the current page. Did this work before? N/A Chrome version: 26.0.1410.64 Channel: stable OS Version: 6.0 (Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008) This is a feature request rather than a bug, but listing all extension resources in addition to page resources can get very lengthy and confusing, particularly when you have a lot of extensions installed.
May 9 2013,
May 23 2013,
May 23 2013,
Issue 240072 has been merged into this issue.
May 23 2013,
Also take care of dataURIs.
May 28 2013,
Issue 180122 has been merged into this issue.
May 31 2013,
Issue 245697 has been merged into this issue.
Jan 2 2014,
The filter when finding would help for now if it allowed us a way to filter by the protocol or other columns. May I propose columName:filterstring?
Jan 7 2014,
Comment elsewhere recommended using Incognito, that only works if you have the Extensions disabled in Incognito...
Jan 9 2014,
Feb 19 2014,
I'd like to extend the sentiment of this issue to also suppress chrome-extension:// output from Web Inspector's console log, as illustrated in this question on Super User: http://superuser.com/questions/394213/how-can-i-suppress-chrome-extension-output-from-web-inspectors-console-log/
Jan 15 2015,
There's a way of filtering out all these requests. In the network tab filter box, use the string "-Scheme:chrome-extension" (quotes for clarity). It would be a good thing to be able to activate this filter (or other filters) by default (as part of the configuration settings). Note that this filter will not filter the http/https requests made by an extension, if any. The real solution is for the network waterfall to have separated channels for the page and each of the extensions.
May 1 2015,
A simple "hide extension resources" checkbox next to "preserve log" and "disable cache" in network view of the dev tools would do wonders here.
Jul 9 2015,
A fix for this would be awesome!
Jul 27 2015,
Longing for this! Vimium keeps interfering with my debugging ;-)
Jul 29 2015,
Please implement a fix for this.
Sep 1 2015,
FInd it valueable - debugging is harder when you have several extensions with 10-20 scripts loading. Plus it would be cool to make turn on/turn of long living - should not repeat after reload (e.g. like checkbox for cache disabling).
Jun 27 2016,
Any update on this?
Jun 27 2016,
Sep 7 2016,
It also gets annoying when the frame switches from top, to the last extension, I've had this bite me too many times lately while testing (currently a test engineer). Just to realize I'm in the wrong scope due to a random extension frame being selected :(
Oct 4 2016,
Please add this feature. Especially for Console. It's really annoying for developers to change the drop down in console each time from "extension" to "top" to be able to test JS codes. (This happens when extension writes something in console). It would be nice if we can disable/filter any kind of logging from extensions.
Feb 20 2017,
It is very inconvenient to insert the string each time. Please add a checkbox "hide chrome ext req"
Jun 6 2017,
Please add this feature. Take care of developers)
Aug 31 2017,
Any update on this? Please add a checkbox "hide chrome ext req", take care of developers.
Sep 5 2017,
Please please please create this feature. Those extensions in my network and console errors are frustrating. Particularly Honey and LastPass.
Sep 12 2017,
+1 the network monitor becomes unusable when a lot of non-related information is shown... It is a must! Thanks!
Oct 5 2017,
+1 please implement this, the amount of noise in the network tab and console is growing due to extensions doing more and more and it's in the way of what people really use devtools for
+1 for a simple checkbox option to hide extension resources!
It would be so helpful to have a checkbox hide extension errors and messages. Please implement and allow the checkbox to save state between sessions. BTW, freakin awesome tool. It blows all the other browser tools out of the water and really helps move the web forward.
Does this count as a feature request? Add a way to hide/filter out extension resources in the network tab of web inspector https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=239401
Agreed - there should be a checkbox to exclude extension information from the entire dev tools UI.
+1 please add checkbox to exclude extension resources, or persist filter
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