I've recently switched to Chrome for developing and have thus started using the build-in Developer Tools instead of my previously preferred Firebug workflow. Just today I found a keyboard shortcut (Command-Shift-I) that jumps straight to Inspect Element rather than just opening the Developer Tools like Command-Option-I does.

The problem I'm having is that this shortcut also opens the Mail app, which I do not use. I've looked in the Keyboard Shortcuts preferences and I don't see the aforementioned shortcut anywhere. Anybody know where I can disable this shortcut?

  • I don't know where you found the Command+Shift+I to Inspect Element. In Chrome, if you go to File, right above Print you see Command+Shift+I is Email Page Location.
    – zevlag
    Feb 7, 2011 at 16:48
  • You're right. Somehow I got this confused with Command + Shift + C as zevlag pointed out below. Thanks.
    – Mike
    Feb 7, 2011 at 17:01

2 Answers 2


Command + Shift + C Will open up the inspector, and let you click an object to Inspect.


  • My confusion. See comment above, thanks for the help.
    – Mike
    Feb 7, 2011 at 17:01

hotkeys for Chrome on Mac OS X (from here):

  • Command ⌘ + Option ⌥ + I to open Developer Tools
  • Command ⌘ + Option ⌥ + J to open Developer Tools and bring focus to the Console.
  • Command ⌘ + Shift ⇧ + C to toggle Inspect Element mode.

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