Webmasters Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for pro webmasters. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have noticed on some website that firebug is off while on other sites it is on. I have not made any changes to these settings but how does a site tell firebug to turn off or how does firebug know do not turn on for this site?

share|improve this question
This is why I don't use Firebug any more. I reported it as a bug but apparently it's meant to pop up randomly all over the place. – DisgruntledGoat Nov 15 '11 at 10:43
@DisgruntledGoat - I found an option when looking (after posting this question) that allows me to turn firebug on for all sites. I am using the latest version 1.9.0b1. – L84 Nov 15 '11 at 19:16
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Firebug remembers which sites you used it for. Here's an example. Go to a website and turn Firebug on. Now close out. Then, go to my site, www.mitchseymour.com (I'm using my site because I highly doubt you have ever been there before). Firebug should not be active. Now, revisit the site you just used FB on, and it should show up again.

Hope this helps.

share|improve this answer
That clarified for me, thanks! – L84 Nov 15 '11 at 2:47

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.