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?



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)


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 ?)


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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