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Adds options for invoking a custom Document Object Model (DOM) tool on the current document.


  • Opens the current document in a custom Document Object Model (DOM) tool, such as the Mozilla DOM Inspector included with the Mozilla browser.
  • No need to save the document before viewing the DOM (HTML, XML, CSS or JavaScript).
  • Preferences dialog for specifying the DOM tool and any custom command line options.
  • Auto-detects Mozilla DOM Inspector if Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox browsers are installed.


  • To view the DOM of the current document: invoke the plugin. If a DOM tool is not specified, use the preferences dialog to select the external DOM tool.
  • To specify a custom DOM tool: open the plugin preferences dialog using the plugin drop-down menu. Select the application file (*.exe) for the DOM tool. Enter any custom command line options. Close the preferences dialog and invoke the DOM tool.


  • Requires a DOM tool (external application), such as Mozilla DOM Inspector which is part of the Mozilla browser. If Mozilla is not already installed, the Mozilla browser or other separate DOM tool must be installed before this helper plugin can be used to invoke it.
• Automated Installation:   (What's This?)To install, enter hkdomtoolhelper in the Updates tab. Updates tab on the Actions Bar  • Manual Installation:
HTML-Kit Build 292
A DOM Tool/Inspector
Download Size:
4.28 KB   (< 1 sec)
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 Commonly Asked Questions

How do I install hkDOMToolHelper?

  • Download the "hkDOMToolHelper" plugin and save it to a folder of your choice (for example, c:\webfiles\). It's not necessary to manually extract the *.zip file, HTML-Kit will expand it to the proper folder during the installation.
  •  Install Plugin
    Select "Install | Install Plugin" from HTML-Kit's "Tools" menu. Point to the downloaded *.zip file and click "Open."
  • If any additional prompts appear, follow them to complete the installation.

How do I run it?

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hkDOMToolHelper's icon will appear on the "Tools" tab on HTML-Kit's Actions Bar. It can also be invoked from the "Actions | Tools" sub menu.

Which programming language was used to write it?

hkDOMToolHelper was written in hkScript. More plugins written in hkScript can be found on the Plugins page.

Whats' the quickest way to uninstall hkDOMToolHelper?

Right click the hkDOMToolHelper icon on the Actions Bar and select "Uninstall." Alternatively, the "Tools | Install | Uninstall Plugins" menu option in HTML-Kit can be used to uninstall this and other plugins.

Do I need the exact versions of software listed under the Requirements?

The versions listed are the minimum versions required by this plugin. For example, a plugin that requires HTML-Kit Build 290 will run on HTML-Kit Build 292 as well.

What's the best way to check which version of HTML-Kit I'm using?

The build number can be found on the "About" dialog, which is located on HTML-Kit's "Help" menu.
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