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Status: Fixed
Closed: May 2016
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OS: All
Pri: 2
Type: Feature

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DevTools: allow expanding all child elements in the elements panel

Reported by, Feb 29 2016 Back to list

Issue description

UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/48.0.2564.116 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. open dev tools elements panel
2. start expanding dom nodes
3. keep expanding dom nodes
4. keep expanding dom nodes
5. keep expanding dom nodes

What is the expected behavior?
It would be very useful to allow expanding nodes in the elements panel, either a just sub set or the whole document (like with to view source)

What went wrong?
you can only expand manually node by node

Did this work before? N/A 

Chrome version: 48.0.2564.116  Channel: n/a
OS Version: 6.1 (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2)
Flash Version: Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0
an answer via twitter:

Alt+<right arrow>, or Alt+<click expand> to expand recursively.

Can this be added to the context menu so it's discoverable?

Comment 2 by, Mar 1 2016

Labels: -OS-Windows -Type-Bug Type-Feature OS-All
Status: Assigned
Yes context menu seems perfect for this. Good call.

Comment 4 by, May 20 2016

Status: Started

Do you think the labels "Expand subtree"/"Collapse subtree" make sense for recursive actions?

Would it make sense for:
- Expand can always visible, even if node's subtree is partially or fully expanded
- Collapse to be visible only when node is partially or fully expanded
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Comment 5 by, May 21 2016

The following revision refers to this bug:

commit 6611f953abf0bbd3d92032b1adc3ca54380b845f
Author: luoe <>
Date: Sat May 21 01:55:16 2016

DevTools: add expand/collapse-subtree to context menu for DOM elements

BUG= 590633 

Cr-Commit-Position: refs/heads/master@{#395226}


Comment 6 by, May 23 2016

Status: Fixed

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