Tip: Copy CSS Selector in chrome

Okay, this is hacky but it really works, and saves a lot of time!

To copy the css selector of an element in chrome, you need your developer tools open popped-out of chrome, not docked but here is the trick :-

Inspect the element that you want, be sure it’s selected in developer tools, then press F12. This will open a second developer tools window inspecting the first developer tools.

Then, insert the following two lines of javascript magic, one at a time - the first pulls jQuery into the developer tools and the second runs a function to build the css path and output it into the console!

First jQuery :

var script = document.createElement('script');script.src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6.3/jquery.min.js";document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(script);

Then the path :

path=""; function addtopath(str) { if(typeof(str) != 'undefined') {path = str+' '+path} } jQuery('.crumbs span').each(function(){addtopath(jQuery(this).attr('title'))}); path;

You can try stringing them together into one command, but sometimes jQuery doesn’t seem to load fast enough.

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