In both IE and Chrome for the past couple weeks, basic selectors and common functions are not working through my developer tools. Has anyone else had this problem and/or know what's going on?


Something like this doesn't work in my Dev Tools anymore and it previously did.

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    Sounds like the page you are on lost it's jQuery reference. – Eric Alexander Aug 29 '14 at 17:28

This usually happens when I stumble on to a Minimal Download Strategy (MDS) page, I used to navigate back to a different page to get a jQuery reference back, but lately I've just started pasting this into my browser dev tools console:

var script = document.createElement("script");
script.src = "https://ajax.aspnetcdn.com/ajax/jQuery/jquery-1.11.1.js";

And then you should get some jQuery back -- modify it to use some other CDN if you want obviously.

  • This worked. I thought all the pages I was working with had a reference loaded.. I was wrong. Thanks! – Jordan Aug 29 '14 at 18:15

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