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  1. .devtools
  2. .gitignore
  3. .npmignore
  8. front_end/
  9. package.json
  10. protocol.json
  12. scripts/
  13. services/

Chrome DevTools frontend

The client-side of the Chrome DevTools, including all JS & CSS to run the DevTools webapp.

It is available on NPM as the chrome-devtools-frontend package. It's not currently available via CJS or ES2015 modules, so consuming this package in other tools may require some effort.

Package versioning

The version number of the npm package (e.g. 1.0.373466) refers to the Chromium commit position of latest frontend git commit. It's incremented with every Chromium commit, however the package is updated roughly daily.

Source code

The frontend is available through a git subtree mirror on, with a regularly updating GitHub mirror at The codebase's true location is in third_party/WebKit/Source/devtools/ in Chromium's git repo.

Getting Started

  1. Clone the repo
  2. Go to repo root and run: npm start
    • This launches Chrome Canary and starts the dev server with 1 command
  3. Go to http://localhost:8090

Power user tips:

You can customize the port for the dev server: e.g. PORT=8888 npm start.

You can also launch chrome and start the server separately:

  • npm run chrome
  • npm run server

When you start Chrome separately, you can pass extra args to Chrome:

npm run chrome --

(e.g. this launches Hacker News on startup)



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