Studio Book V17: Developer Friendly

In Odoo, there is an option called developer mode or debug mode. This feature is utilized to access technical functionalities and unlock additional access rights for fields, menus, views, and more. Typically, individuals with technical expertise make use of this feature.

Several ways to activate the developer mode,

  • Active through the general settings
  • Active through the extension
  • Active through the command
  • Active through the URL

Active through the general settings


In the General Settings, when you scroll down, you will find the "Activate the developer mode" option in the Developer Tools section. Clicking on this link, highlighted in the screenshot above, enables you to activate the developer mode. Additionally, there is an option to deactivate it when needed.

Active through the extension

Activating developer mode can be simplified with the help of a web browser extension. By using the "Odoo Debug" extension, you can easily activate developer mode with a simple click.


To add the extension, simply click "Add to Chrome." If you are using any other search engine, you can similarly add the extension to that particular search engine.


With a single click, you can activate developer mode, while a double click activates developer mode with an asset (CSS and JavaScript file). To deactivate it, a single click is sufficient.

Active through the command

In Odoo, you can activate developer mode using a command. Open the command palette using the shortcut key Ctrl+K, then type "debug" and press Enter. After doing so, you will observe that the developer mode has been enabled.


Active through the URL

Certainly, another method to activate the developer mode in Odoo is by adding extra strings in the web URL. You can append "?debug=1" or "?debug=true" after "/web". Conversely, to deactivate the developer mode, you can change the values to "?debug=0" or "?debug=false".


Additional models are available for developers:?debug=assets

Once the developer mode is activated, you will notice a bug icon, as highlighted in the screenshot above. This menu encompasses additional tools that are beneficial for comprehending or editing technical data.



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