WebStorm ignores browser settings for debugging

Anyone else notice this, or have a fix?

Regardless of the settings I choose for in the configuration or the setttings->tools window, it always debugs with system default, chrome. I've selected defaults browser as Firefox using, "first", "custom", and using the dropdown, but it always opens Chrome.

Any ideas?


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Hi there,

It's a correct/expected behaviour in current WebStorm/PhpStorm versions.

JavaScript debugger in WebStorm works only with Google Chrome browser together with JetBrains IDE Support extension.

Firefox is a bit different story -- have a look at "Debugging in Firefox" section of this blog article: http://blog.jetbrains.com/webstorm/2015/02/webstorm-10-eap/

Also: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issues/WEB?q=debug+firefox (e.g. https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/WEB-14987)

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Thanks. How do I actually debug my app with firefox. Do I still need enter the full URL I would with Chrome (e.g.: http://localhost/html/index.html), or is simply "localhost" good enough? Do I have to actually open my app as a local file in Firefox before I click on debug i the browser(e.g. file:///c:/Webstome/Projects/Foo/html/index.html ?)

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What FireFox version do you use? Debugging in FireFox using 'Firefox Remote' run configuration only works with FireFox 33-35. It doesn't work with FireFox 36+ (https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/WEB-15696).

See what is written in https://www.jetbrains.com/help/webstorm/2016.1/debugging-javascript.html:

Due to the recent crucial changes in the Firefox architecture, neither remote debugging nor standard for WebStorm local debugging work for Firefox. This procedure is a temporary solution and is applicable to Firefox versions 33, 34, and 35.

we plan to remove all information about FireFox debugging from our docs, except for https://www.jetbrains.com/help/webstorm/2016.1/run-debug-configuration-firefox-remote.html page. The latter will be hidden and only available through direct references.


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