IE debugger – it has existed since a long time back

Every so often (but more seldom) I hear that IE doesn’t have a debugger.
“What?” I say.  “I have been using a debugger in IE for many years.”

It is (was?) hard to find though.  One way was to install Visual studio.  Another to install MSOffice. The third was (is) to follow this forgotten, seldom mentioned but still working link to download.  I have recently used it for debugging an unpatched IE7 on WinXP.

Today the debugger is one F12 press away.

<rant>The IE debugger has shortcuts which is a must for debugging.  Mousing is doable but not for serious work. (YMMV)  Chrome, Opera and Firefox have shortcuts too but they mix with the debugee – try setting the focus on the debugee form and then press a shortcut; nothing happens.  By the time you, dear reader, read this the problem might have been solved but for now I am right. <mad-professor-laughter/></rant>

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