Change DevTools placement (Undock, Dock to bottom, Dock to left)

You can change where DevTools is docked in the browser. By default, Microsoft Edge DevTools is docked to the right of the browser window. You can also dock DevTools to the bottom or left of the window, or undock DevTools to a separate window.

To change where DevTools is placed within the browser window:

  • Click the Customize and control DevTools (Customize and control DevTools icon) menu button, and then in the Dock side section, select a layout option:
    • Undock into separate window (The 'Undock into separate window' icon)
    • Dock to left (The 'Dock to left' icon)
    • Dock to bottom (The 'Dock to bottom' icon)
    • Dock to right (The 'Dock to right' icon)

the Dock side menu in DevTools

Dock to left or Dock to right keeps DevTools side-by-side with your webpage, and is excellent when you Emulate mobile devices (Device Emulation). The Dock to left and Dock to right options work best with high-resolution displays.

Undock DevTools into a separate window

Undock DevTools into its own, separate window, when you want to work with several monitors, or if you need to work on a full-screen app and want a lot of space for the DevTools UI. The following image shows DevTools undocked into its own, dedicated window:

DevTools undocked into a separate window

Since WebTools now has its own dedicated window, the WebPage that's being designed now occupies an entire browser window:

WebPage that's under design, now separate from the DevTools window, which is undocked from the browser's webpage window

See also Change DevTools placement (Undock, Dock to bottom, Dock to left).

Dock DevTools in the left side of the browser

The following image shows DevTools docked in the left side of the browser window:

DevTools docked to the left

Dock DevTools in the bottom of the browser

Dock to bottom helps you when you don't have enough horizontal display space, or you want to debug long text in the DOM or Console. The following image shows DevTools in the bottom of the browser window:

DevTools docked to the bottom

Dock DevTools in the right side of the browser

The following image shows DevTools in the right side the browser window, which is the default location:

DevTools docked to the right

Change where DevTools is docked by using the Command Menu

  1. Open the Command Menu. To do this, click the Customize and control DevTools (Customize and control DevTools icon) menu button, and then click Run command. Or, press Shift+Ctrl+P on Windows/Linux or Command+Shift+P on macOS.

  2. Type dock, and then select a dock command:

    • Dock to bottom
    • Dock to left
    • Dock to right
    • Restore last dock position
    • Undock into separate window