DOM Explorer - what is this?

  Yimbo 13:29 15 May 2015
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Recently, on wanting to google something, I've been getting "DOM Explorer" appearing right across the bottom of the screen. It displays all sorts of data which mean nothing to me, but until I close it, I can't go further with what I want to do.

It's very annoying! What is it? Why am I getting it? And, most of all, how do I get rid of it?

  rdave13 13:43 15 May 2015
Answer

It's this , check if enabled in add-ons and disable it.

  rdave13 14:01 15 May 2015

Check that your F12 key is not "stuck" as that brings up the Developer Tools up.

  Yimbo 14:40 15 May 2015

Thanks rdave13. I found in add-ons "xml DOM document - enabled". I have disabled this - and hope that I've done the right thing.

I appreciate your help!

  Yimbo 15:04 15 May 2015

Spoke too soon! It's still there!

  rdave13 19:10 15 May 2015

Check the F12 key, keep tapping it gently to see if anything happens.

  rdave13 19:12 15 May 2015

If a laptop you might have to use the fn key as well.

  Yimbo 12:55 16 May 2015

Tapping F12 brings up DOM Explorer. But it also comes up e.g. when signing in to PCA, or elsewhere via Google.

  rdave13 13:33 16 May 2015

If you have Windows 7 then you can disable the F12 Developer tools. I don't know if it works in Windows 8. click here.

  rdave13 13:44 16 May 2015

It shows it works with Windows 8.

  Yimbo 13:46 16 May 2015

Thanks rdave13 - - I've followed your link, but it looks like taking me into an area way beyond my skills. I had no DOM Explorer appearing when I signed into PCA this time, and perhaps if I just leave the F12 key alone and don't touch it, then all will be well! Hope so!

I'm grateful for all you patience and help!

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