macos - tools - inspect element chrome not showing

Chrome developer tools won't inspect elements within body tag(mac OSX) (1)

Has anyone else experienced problems with chrome developer tools for OSX not showing any elements / html inside the body tag?

I inspect an element as normal, but instead of seeing the html, I just get the body tag, which cannot be expanded or opened in any way (see attached pic). This makes dev tools useless for css debugging.

I have tried

  • deleting and reinstalling Chrome (latest version)
  • Resetting Chrome to its defaults
  • Restarting my computer
  • refreshing and hard refreshing the page

This is all the information I can get, for any element within the body tag :

It's not a solution but you can do alt+r to refresh devtools and it fixes the problem temporarily.