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Debugger

File | Settings | Build, Execution, Deployment | Debugger for Windows and Linux
WebStorm | Preferences | Build, Execution, Deployment | Debugger for OS X


Use this page to configure behavior of the Debugger and customize its view.

Common options

ItemDescription
Focus application on breakpoint If this check box is selected, on hitting a breakpoint, WebStorm will show the location of this breakpoint in the editor and will attempt to bring its frame to the front.
Show debug window on breakpointIs this check box is selected, WebStorm activates the Debug Tool Window on hitting a breakpoint.
Hide debug window on process termination Automatically hide the Debug window when the debugged program terminates.
Scroll execution point to centerIf this check box is selected, the line with the current execution point will be kept in the middle of the screen.

Built-in server

ItemDescription
PortUse this spin box to specify the number of the port where the built-in web server runs. The port number should be set to 1024 or higher. By default this port is set to the default WebStorm port through which WebStorm accepts connections from services (63342).
Can accept external connectionsIf this check box is selected, then the files launched on the built-in server running on the specified port, are accessible from a different computer. If this check box is not selected (by default), then only local connections are listened to.
Allow unsigned requests For security reasons, any request to a page on the built-in server from outside WebStorm is by default rejected and the following authorization pop-up window is displayed:
debugger_allow_unsigned_requests.png
To access the requested page, click Copy authorization URL to clipboard and paste the generated token in the address bar of the browser.

However this behaviour may be annoying, for example, it may block your debugging session if manual intervention is impossible. To suppress displaying the authorization pop-up window, select the Allow unsigned requests check box.

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Last modified: 2 September 2016