This wikiHow teaches you how to inspect the HTML source code of a visual element on any web page on Google Chrome, using a computer.
1. Open any website on Chrome.
2. Right-click an element on the page.
3. Select Inspect.
- Open Google Chrome on your computer. The Chrome icon looks like a colored ball with a blue dot at the center. You can find it in your Applications folder on a Mac, or on your Start menu on Windows.
- Click the three vertical dots icon. This button is located next to the address bar in the upper-right corner of your browser window. It will open a drop-down menu.
- Hover over on the drop-down menu. A sub-menu will pop up.
- Click on the More Tools sub-menu. This will open the Inspector column on the right-hand side of your browser window.
- Alternatively, you can open the Inspector with a keyboard shortcut. This shortcut is on Mac, and on Windows.
- Hover over an element on the Inspector column. Moving your mouse to an element or a line in Inspector will highlight the selected element on the web page.
- Right-click an element you want to inspect on any web page. Your right-click menu will pop up in a drop-down box.
- Select on the drop-down menu. This will scroll the Inspector column up or down to the selected element, and highlight its source code.
- You don’t have to manually open the Inspector column to do this. Selecting Inspect on the right-click menu will automatically open the Inspector.