Fixing Safari 6 Web Inspector
19 October 2012
This little hack has made my day. Safari used to be my default browser up until Safari 6. It’s fast, integrates in with everything (classic Apple-style) and doesn’t force-feed you Flash.
But then Apple vandalised the Web Inspector, I used it every day and the new one just sucks. It’s slow, live editing is the most convoluted process ever, resource tracking is miserable and the whole thing looks like something that came out of Windows 95.
I’d just admitted defeat, and used Chrome for everything until I stumbled upon this hack to bring back the old Inspector from Webkit Nightlies. Turns out it’s just a matter of replacing some source files:
And it works! I had to use r121872 because CSS styles don’t work in the latest build, but now I have a fully functional vanilla WebKit Inspector. Nerd bliss.