Odoo Developer Mode (debug mode)
1 November, 2022 by
Deviati Nur Istiqomah

Developer Mode (debug mode)

The developer mode (or debug mode) gives you access to extra and advanced tools.

Activate through the Settings

Go to Settings ‣ Activate the developer mode.

Overview of the debug options under settings in Odoo


Activate the developer mode (with assets) is used by developers; Activate the developer mode (with tests assets) is used by developers and testers.

Once activated, the Deactivate the developer mode option becomes available.

Activate through a browser extension

Go to the settings and extensions of your web browser, and search for Odoo Debug. Once the extension is installed, a new icon will be shown on your toolbar.
For the Odoo Debug extension, a single click enables a normal version of the mode, while a double click enables it with assets. To deactivate it, use a single click.
View of odoo’s debug icon in a chrome’s toolbar

Activate through the command palette

The command palette tool has a command to activate the debug mode: open it with the keyboard shortcut ctrl+k, then type debug: a command will show up to activate the debug mode.

Command palette with debug command

Activate through the URL

In the URL, add ?debug=1 or ?debug=true after web. To deactivate the debug mode, add ?debug=0 instead.

Overview of an url with the debug mode command added in Odoo


Additional modes are available for developers: ?debug=assets enables the assets mode, and ?debug=tests enables the tests mode.

Locate the mode tools

The Developer mode tools can be accessed from the Open Developer Tools button, located on the header of your pages. This menu contains additional tools that are useful to understand or edit technical data, such as the views or the actions. It contains some useful menu items such as:

  • edit action

  • manage filters

  • edit the current view

  • see the fields view get

  • and much more.

Overview of a console page and the debug icon being shown in Odoo
Deviati Nur Istiqomah
1 November, 2022
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