When I start the Developer Console, it immediately changes it's size down to a very tiny window. Even though I drag it open, it never remembers the new size and always goes back to being small.

Is there any way to reset this so it stops that?

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  • problems that we dev has to deal with :)
    – metasync
    May 12, 2022 at 19:50

1 Answer 1


You can delete your workspace, which should fix the problem.

Help topic

Description Developer Console menu may become non-functional sometimes, because of the workspace being in bad state. To restore the functionality, follow the following steps. Resolution Fix 1:

  1. Login and open Developer Console by Chrome

  2. Open Developer tools and select Network

  3. Reload on Developer Console

Fix 2:

  1. Login to Workbench and go to REST Explorer

  2. Use the following query in Workbench to get the IDEWorkspace

/services/data/v31.0/tooling/query/?q=SELECT id, name from IDEWorkspace

ID of IDEWorkspace is "1dexxxxxxxxxxxxxx".

  1. Do GET operation for the found id with following query "/services/data/v29.0/tooling/sobjects/IDEWorkspace/1de1a0000014sEWAAY"

  2. You will see the content of IDEWorkspace

  3. Do DELETE operation on found record.

  4. Re-open Developer Console.

  5. Developer Console will work fine. As we created a new workspace and the old workspace has been deleted.And the slowness will also be removed.

  • Fix 1 didn't have any effect for me. My menu is operational. I just need to drag the lower corner of the window to widen it in, and since it's so small, I have to catch it in a tiny area. I can't get into Workbench on this org for Fix 2.
    – mannaggia
    May 16, 2022 at 11:37
  • @mannaggia Have you tried using your keyboard? Alt+Space, X should allow you to maximize the window.
    – sfdcfox
    May 16, 2022 at 11:49
  • Thanks - probably makes it slightly easier... In the mean time, I grabbed the URL and created a bookmark on my bookmarks bar, and that takes me to the Dev Console in a full browser window instead of the pop up window from within SF. That does keep its size.
    – mannaggia
    May 16, 2022 at 16:26

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