Debugging with an existing browser instance, or Brave in VSCode

If you want to use an existing instance of a browser to debug in VSCode - instead of always launching a new one - you have to:

  • Change the shortcut that you use to start the browser, to add --remote-debugging-port=9222 on the end of the command line, so that it always runs in “debug ready” mode.
  • Use a wildcard for the url in your launch.js config file.

To debug web apps in VSCode with Brave - add this to your launch.js:

  "version": "0.2.0",
  "configurations": [
      "name": "Launch Brave against localhost",
      "type": "chrome",
      "request": "launch",
      "port": 9222,
      "url": "http://localhost:3333/*",
      "userDataDir": false,
      "webRoot": "${workspaceFolder}",
      "runtimeExecutable": "C:/Users/DuncanLock/AppData/Local/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser/Application/brave.exe"

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