Helium Selectors

Helium Selectors

Generate CSS selectors from sample elements.

Helium Selectors
What is Helium Selectors?
Helium Selectors is an Edge add-on that allows you to easily generate CSS selectors from sample elements. With this tool, you can improve your web development workflow by quickly identifying and selecting specific elements on a webpage. Simply open up the developer tools, enable selection mode, and start selecting elements to generate precise and shorter selectors. You can also highlight matching elements and add more samples to refine the selector. Enhance your CSS selector creation process with Helium Selectors for Edge.
Users: 263 ▲ 41
Version: 0.1.6 (Last updated: 2020-10-15)
Creation date: 2020-10-15
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Size: 57.88K
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Generate CSS selectors from one or more sample elements.

To use this extension, open up the developer tools and find the "Selectors" tab. Once opened, press "Enable Selection Mode", if not already enabled, and start selecting elements. The algorithm will attempt to find the most specific and shortest selector, so often you'll have to add many samples, or press "Select Similar Elements" until you get the selector you want. It also has a "Select Inspected Element" button that selects the currently inspected ($0) element so you can also add elements that are hidden or difficult to highlight with the mouse.

If you visit a page after creating a CSS selector and turn on selection mode, all matching elements will be highlighted and will be able to keep adding sample elements if needed. The extension will remember all the sample elements, so visiting new pages will often update the CSS selector to prevent selecting elements that haven't been used as samples, as the extension will always try to be as specific as possible. So for instance when creating a selector for a next button, it's usually a good idea to visit at least a couple of pages where the next button is (and add more samples if needed), and also the last page in case there is a disabled next button, so that the algorithm updates the selector to not select the disabled next button.

Risk impact

Helium Selectors may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Helium Selectors has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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