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Shift + F2 (GCLI) does not open

  • I use the Shift + F2 to open the console at the bottom of the web page to copy the full page. (screenshot --fullpage filenane) This does not work in Opera. It does, however work in Firefox and Pale Moon.
    If this is not available in Opera, I need to un-install Opera. I'm hoping this can be solved.
    I'm presently using Opera Version: 60.0.3255.95

  • Why would you expect every browser in the world to have the same features as Firefox? PaleMoon sure, as it is based on Firefox, but Opera is based on Chromium. Screenshots are easy - there is an icon inside the address bar for that. What else do you need this console for?

  • Do you mean shift + F12 to open the developer tools?

    In Opera, it's ctrl + shift + i. Then, you click the kebab menu at the top right of the developer tools and choose to dock it to the bottom. Then, next time you hit ctrl + shift + i, it'll pop up at the bottom.

    There's also ctrl + shift + j to open the console specifically. The shortcut is the same in Firefox too.

    Also in Opera, if you goto the URL opera://settings/keyboardShortcuts, you can add shift + F12 to the developer tools or console specifically. You should even be able to make it shift + F2 if that's what you want.

  • He's looking for a command console, not a message console.

  • @sgunhouse no one is expecting Opera to have every function all other browsers have. My purpose of mentioning Firefox and Pale Moon was to show the problem was within the browser, not the computer. This function worked in my last version of Opera, before the hard drive crashed. I don't know what version it was. I need to know if it has been removed from their platform or if it's just not working.

  • @burnout426 No, I did not mean shift + F12 to open the developer tools? I am able to open developer tools. I made no typo. I was looking for shift + F2. I am trying to open the (GCLI) Graphical Command Line Interface.

    https://www.brainasoft.com/gcli/

  • @pldprogramer said in Shift + F2 (GCLI) does not open:

    I was looking for shift + F2. I am trying to open the (GCLI) Graphical Command Line Interface.

    So, the issues is that there's no way to open Firecmd from inside Opera? How do you do that with Firefox? You said shift + F2, but that does nothing in Firefox. Firecmd is an external program. Do you have to configure a shortcut in Windows for shift + F2 to launch it? More details please.

  • Here is the best work around I have found so far. With the Developer tools docked at the bottom and drawers closed, I slide the developer tools all the way to the bottom of the screen, showing only the very top of the tools, taking up very little space. This is so I can still see over 90% of the screen and leave the console open.
    Then I hit ctrl + shift + P to bring the command line up to view.
    I enter "capture full size screenshot"
    I get my full screenshot.

    Here are the questions I still have.

    1. Is there a way to name my screenshot file in the command line, to eliminate the need of changing it after it's already created?

    2. Is this the shortest method of doing this?

  • @burnout426 I am not sure why it works for me in Firefox but not you. I'll try to send you more information later. Before I do that though, I'd like you to know, the shift + F2 opens a single line at the bottom of the page. I never even noticed it the first time I opened it. I thought nothing happened, as well.
    It's nothing more than a single blank bar at the bottom with the character ">" at the beginning.

  • @pldprogramer said in Shift + F2 (GCLI) does not open:

    @burnout426 I am not sure why it works for me in Firefox but not you. I'll try to send you more information later. Before I do that though, I'd like you to know, the shift + F2 opens a single line at the bottom of the page. I never even noticed it the first time I opened it. I thought nothing happened, as well.
    It's nothing more than a single blank bar at the bottom with the character ">" at the beginning.

    I got it to work, but only in Pale Moon. I can at least see what it does now.

  • @burnout426 It's a great shortcut for many things, but I only use it for fullpage screenshots. It captures the entire page, even the info to the side that off the screen, without your computer info at the top like tabs & such. The command I use most is

    screenshot --fullpage filename

    "filename" is whatever you want to name your file, but it can't contain any spaces. Also, there's no need to type in the file extension .png

  • I see that it was removed from Firefox a bit ago.

    https://blog.nightly.mozilla.org/2018/09/28/the-developer-toolbar-or-gcli-is-no-longer-in-devtools/

    https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/firefox-dev/2018-March/006249.html

    However, from https://meyerweb.com/eric/thoughts/2018/08/24/firefoxs-screenshot-command-2018/, I see the screenshot command is available in the dev console via:

    :screenshot --fullpage filename
  • @pldprogramer said in Shift + F2 (GCLI) does not open:

    Here is the best work around I have found so far. With the Developer tools docked at the bottom and drawers closed, I slide the developer tools all the way to the bottom of the screen, showing only the very top of the tools, taking up very little space. This is so I can still see over 90% of the screen and leave the console open.
    Then I hit ctrl + shift + P to bring the command line up to view.
    I enter "capture full size screenshot"
    I get my full screenshot.

    I can confirm that this at least works in Opera and Chrome. I'll see if I can find a faster way (apart from the screenshot icon in the address field) to do that command. I don't think there's a way to delete the file.

    I see in Chrome and Opera, it's called the "Command Menu" https://developers.google.com/web/tools/chrome-devtools/command-menu/#open

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