The blue button to share your devtools is great for internal use, but many teams don’t want to expose an off-brand button on their production site. In fact, for all environments except localhost, the button is actually turned off by default!
We’re left with two options here.
- Use the CMD / Ctrl + K shortcut to trigger the share workflow.
- Or build a button into a dedicated place in your product so that users can share their devtools without a shortcut
The PlayerZero snippet exposes a function called
prompt() on its window object
to trigger this flow. You can call it whenever you’d like to make the popup come
In fact you could test this by running
playerzero.prompt() in the console of
your real devtools of an application that has PlayerZero enabled. Depending on
your application’s architecture, you can call this function
onClick to fit
into the share workflow.