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What did my cat do to my pc now?

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    What did my cat do to my pc now?


    After walking across my keyboard I have this at bottom of screen every time I open IE. Which I have to exit out of.

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    It looks like Advanced webpage sourcecode.

    How do I turn it off?
    Which keys did my cat activate?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Press F12...
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    There's also an "X" button on the right. You can also click that.
    Your cat is inspecting what you are doing. If you right click anywhere on the page and select "Inspect Element", that will come out too. But basically, your cat hit the F12.
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    Thanks for response WiFi Ed but it is still appears next time I open IE.
    F12 is easier than mouse.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    That's odd. Not sure why that's happening, but it seems a registry hack can permanently enable or disable this feature.

    Internet Explorer F12 Developer Tools - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Hahahaha! I gotta remember this!
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    The X and F12 made it close until IE was reopened.
    Knowing it was called F12 Developer Tools Console made it easier to find info.


    My cat stepped on F12 and then the Pin icon.

    Clicking Restore in right corner unpinned it and
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    My cat stepped on F12 and then the Pin icon.
    I can hear your cat laughing diabolically in the corner. "Bhuwahahahahaha..."
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