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Issue 4667: Enhance console filter to also cover messages inside groups
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Reported by, Jul 23, 2011
I'm quite fond of grouping log entries in the console, I use console.groupCollapsed to reduce the giant output I get.
But, if somethings appears to be wrong in my code, under circumstances I didn't think of while testing, Firebug's cockroach changes into '1 error' and I'm finding myself spending a lot of time opening collapsed groups, trying to find in what group the error was spit.

Could you automatically let the background of the collapsed-group-row change,
e.g. to red when there's an error inside of it or in a subgroup, and to yellow for a warning?

Jul 23, 2011
Instead of changing the background of the group how about making the filter a bit smarter to also keep errors etc. inside groups?
Status: Triaged
Labels: Type-Enhancement console Test-case-needed ux-discovery
Jul 24, 2011
Ok for me...
Jul 24, 2011
Ok, then I'll rename this issue to cover this.
Summary: Enhance console filter to also cover messages inside groups
Sep 7, 2011
Actually that's a bug, because the search also works for messages inside groups.

Test case for this:
1. Open Firebug
2. Enable and switch to the Console panel
3. Type the following into the Command Editor and execute it

console.warn("warning");"Group 1");
console.debug("debug info");"Group 2");"info");"Group 3");
console.warn("warning");"Group 4");
console.debug("debug info");

4. Click the "Errors" filter inside the Panel Toolbar
   => Just the "error" message should be shown
5. Click the "Warnings" filter inside the Panel Toolbar
   => The "warning" message of the first level and the one of "Group 3" should be shown
6. Click the "Info" filter inside the Panel Toolbar
   => The "info" message of "Group 2" should be shown
7. Click the "Debug Info" filter inside the Panel Toolbar
   => The "debug info" message of "Group 1" and the one of the first level should be shown
Labels: -Type-Enhancement -Test-case-needed -ux-discovery Type-Defect Test-case-available
Dec 4, 2012
Sorry to post a "me too" comment, but this issue is unnerving. Finding a single error withing several dozens of groups is very tedious.
Dec 4, 2012
Project Member #6

Labels: blocks-1.12
Jul 1, 2013
Project Member #7
Created a branch for this at

Status: Started
Jul 3, 2013
Project Member #8
Fixed in

Status: Commit
Labels: FBTest-wanted
Jul 5, 2013
Project Member #9
This issue has been fixed in Firebug 1.12 beta 2

Please try it and let us know if it works for you.

Thanks for the help!
Status: Fixed
Labels: fixed-1.12-b2
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