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An electron application wrapper that utilizes the remote debug console to inject code into electron applications to enable developer tools

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# electron-inject

You find yourself locked out of closed source electron applications with no easy way to enable developer tools? *electron-inject* to the rescue 👲

*electron-inject* is an application wrapper that utilizes the remote debug console to inject javascript code into electron based applications. For example, this can be pretty handy to enable otherwise unavailable features like the built-in developer tools.

# install

$ pip install electron-inject


$ python install

# usage

$ python -m electron_inject --help
electron_inject [options] - <electron application>

electron_inject --enable-dev-tool-hotkey - /path/to/electron/powered/application [--app-params app-args]

-h, --help show this help message and exit
-d, --enable-devtools-hotkeys
Enable Hotkeys F12 (Toggle Developer Tools) and F5
(Refresh) [default: False]
-t TIMEOUT, --timeout=TIMEOUT
Try hard to inject for the time specified [default:

# Showcase

Inject hotkeys *F12:toggle devconsole* and *F5:reload* into closed source apps with devconsole disabled.

`--enable-devtools-hotkeys` .. enable developer hotkeys
`--timeout=xx` .. patch all known remote webContent/windows in a timeframe of `xx` seconds. set this to an arbitrary high value to make sure we're patching all future windows.

## whatsapp

`$ python -m electron_inject -d -t 60 - \\PATH\TO\Local\WhatsApp\app-0.2.2244\WhatsApp.exe`

## slack

`$ python -m electron_inject -d -t 60 - \\PATH\TO\Local\slack\app-2.5.2\slack.exe`

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