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Status: Fixed
Last visit > 30 days ago
Closed: Dec 2013
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Pri: 2
Type: Bug

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Network requests no longer being captured

Reported by, Dec 4 2013

Issue description

UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_9_0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/33.0.1726.0 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Open the Developer Tools
2. Switch to the Network tab
3. Load a webpage
4. Observe the Network tab

What is the expected behavior?
Normally when you load a webpage with the Developer Tools open details of network activity is captured/displayed under the Network tab.

What went wrong?
No network requests are being captured in the Network tab.

Did this work before? Yes In previous versions.

Chrome version: 33.0.1726.0  Channel: dev
OS Version: OS X 10.9.0
Flash Version: Shockwave Flash 11.9 r900

I have tried:
- Checking for updates.
- Different web pages.
- Reloading the web page.
- Using an incognito tab.
- Reseting all flags in chrome://flags/ to defaults and restarting.
Labels: -Via-Wizard -OS-Mac
Status: WontFix
Did you try to reload page while DevTools is focused? (F5 or Ctrl-R)

We've recently unified "record" button behavior on timeline and network panel, so network requests are not captured until user wants them to be captured.

Comment 2 by, Dec 5 2013

Thanks, pressing the record button resolves my problem.

However I think a minor adjustment may still be required, the network panel incorrectly says "No requests captured. Reload the page to see detailed information on the network activity". As you now need to press the record button, this information is now incorrect/misleading.

Possible solutions:
- Amend the text at the bottom, to mention that the user has not started recording.
- Change the network tab UI, so that when you are not recording the area that displays the results appears disabled/greyed out, and/or has instructions displayed on is saying you need to press the record button.
Status: Assigned
eustas, can you describe the current behavior? 
From my tests, everytime I cmd-r it starts recording again.

and it stops recording after what?

Anyway, I think we can try new text: "Reload the page or click the record button to see detailed information on the network activity" 
I agree with IanGSY this recent behavior change was very hard to spot without any obvious warning signal.

I reckon that to grey out the whole panel would give the correct visual clue as opposed to simply modifying the warning at the bottom that regular user don't read anymore.
Current behavior:
 - network log is recorded only when record button is toggled (red)
 - record button is not toggled by default
 - if record button is not toggled, then F5 / Ctrl-R from devtools starts "auto"-recording; "auto"-recording stops when page is loaded (body.onload fired)
 - if recording was initiated by user (by toggling record button) then log is not cleared on main frame navigation
 - if network log is not being recorded, then it is not cleared on page navigation.

We're going to update record UX once again, to it will behave mostly like it did before, but user will gain more control.


 Issue 326753  has been merged into this issue.
Status: Fixed

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