A useful little hack for anyone who still uses CSSEdit

Yes I know, CSSEdit has long since been discontinued. But if like me you still prefer it to anything else for coding 'vanilla' CSS you may like this little hack for enabling the Safari Web Inspector in the app.

Open Terminal.app /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app, and copy and paste the following…


defaults write com.macrabbit.CSSEdit WebKitDeveloperExtras TRUE

…then press return.

You should now be able to right click in the preview window and select 'Inspect Element' from the contextual menu to open the Web Inspector.

opening the web inspector in cssedit

Don't like it?


defaults write com.macrabbit.CSSEdit WebKitDeveloperExtras FALSE

To put it back to how it was before.