How to View the HTML Source in Google Chrome

To view the HTML source code of a webpage in Google Chrome, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome: Launch the Google Chrome browser on your computer.
  2. Navigate to the Webpage: Enter the URL of the webpage for which you want to view the HTML source code into the address bar at the top of the Chrome window and press “Enter” to load the page.
  3. Open Developer Tools:
    • On Windows and Linux: Press Ctrl + Shift + I on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can right-click anywhere on the webpage and select “Inspect” from the context menu.
    • On Mac: Press Cmd + Option + I on your keyboard. Alternatively, right-click on the webpage and choose “Inspect” from the context menu.
  4. View the HTML Source Code: The Developer Tools window will open, showing various tabs at the top. Click on the “Elements” tab (sometimes labeled as “Inspector”) to view the HTML source code of the webpage.
  5. Explore the HTML Source Code: The “Elements” tab displays the HTML structure of the webpage. You can click on any HTML element to see its details and the corresponding code. If you hover over an element in the “Elements” tab, the corresponding part of the webpage will be highlighted, making it easier to identify the element in the source code.
  6. Search for Specific Elements: You can use the search box at the top of the Developer Tools window to search for specific elements by their HTML tags or attributes.
  7. Close Developer Tools: Once you’re done inspecting the HTML source code, you can close the Developer Tools window by clicking the “X” button in the top-right corner or by pressing the keyboard shortcut you used to open it (e.g., Ctrl + Shift + I or Cmd + Option + I).

Please note that viewing the HTML source code is intended for informational and educational purposes. It’s essential to respect the intellectual property rights of website owners and not to use the source code or any information obtained from it for malicious purposes or without proper authorization.

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