Control where Developer Tools can be used

Allows you to control where Developer Tools can be used.

If this policy is set to 'DeveloperToolsDisallowedForForceInstalledExtensions' (value 0, which is the default value), the Developer Tools and the JavaScript console can be accessed in general, but they can not be accessed in the context of extensions installed by enterprise policy.
If this policy is set to 'DeveloperToolsAllowed' (value 1), the Developer Tools and the JavaScript console can be accessed and used in all contexts, including the context of extensions installed by enterprise policy.
If this policy is set to 'DeveloperToolsDisallowed' (value 2), the Developer Tools can not be accessed and web-site elements can not be inspected anymore. Any keyboard shortcuts and any menu or context menu entries to open the Developer Tools or the JavaScript Console will be disabled.

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family

Control where Developer Tools can be used


  1. Disallow usage of the Developer Tools on extensions installed by enterprise policy, allow usage of the Developer Tools in other contexts
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\Chrome
    Value NameDeveloperToolsAvailability
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Allow usage of the Developer Tools
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\Chrome
    Value NameDeveloperToolsAvailability
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Disallow usage of the Developer Tools
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\Chrome
    Value NameDeveloperToolsAvailability
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2


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