Can't seem to get JavaScript Debugger (Venkman) to work on my Windows 7

By steven.hatch ·
From the Firefox browser on my Windows XP Pro desktop computer I downloaded the JavaScript Debugger Addon and with a little fiddling was up and running debugging some JavaScript code, setting breakpoints, stepping through code, etc. i am not sure what fiddling actually occurred, because it did not work at first. I opened my HTML file and at first I saw the source code in the source window, but did not see the script in the Loaded Scripts window. But after some fiddling with things, the script appeared in the Loaded Scripts window and my debugging continued.
But here's the problem. From my Windows 7 laptop, I did the same thing. but I cannot see the script in the Loaded Scripts window. I see the source code in the Source window, but i cannot seem to do any breakpoints until I see the script in the Loaded Scripts window.

What else do I need to do?

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Overall there have been some flaky W7 issues with FF

by robo_dev In reply to Can't seem to get JavaScr ...

For example, to make XPI-based addons work you need to goto about:config then check xpiinstall.enabled

Sometimes it helps to delete/recreate your profile when FF acts weird.

Personally I use Firebug, but it's on XP so that's not helpful. Perhaps try Firebug instead?

I would try things like running Firefox as administrator...maybe there is some odd permissions issue happening with W7?

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by steven.hatch In reply to Overall there have been s ...

thank you for your response.
I am actually new to FireFox, using mostly IE.
I started it as administrator. no change
I checked out about:config. I only see xpinstall.whitelist (3 of them) nothing about xpiinstall.enabled.
i am not sure what clearing my profile would do, but I did that as well.

It may be interesting to note that when I ran the Developer Tools in Internet Explorer, I was unable to set breakpoints in that arena as well. It may very well be that I don't have administrative access to my laptop. This is more likely.

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There are known 'unable to set breakpoint' issues

by robo_dev In reply to Can't seem to get JavaScr ...

With IE and Visual Studio as welll...all with Windows 7.

My overall guess is that a security feature of Win7 somehow thinks the processes related to breakpoints are malware processes.

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