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Access the selected node in the Console

Written byPhuoc Nguyen
04 Mar, 2021
When you select a node under the Elements tab, Chrome DevTools adds `== $0` right after the node.
In give us a hint that we can use the `$0` expression to access the selected node. You can invoke any DOM APIs from `$0`.
Access selected node
Access selected node
The DevTools remembers the last five selected nodes. In addition to `$0`, we can use `$1`, `$2`, `$3` and `$4` to access the last selected nodes.
You also can right-click the node, and choose Store as global variable from the context menu. DevTools creates a variable, `temp1` for example, to represent the selected node. Now you can use `temp1` to manage the node in the same way as `$0`.
Store selected node
Store selected node

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