XPath Helper

XPath Helper

Extract, edit, and evaluate XPath queries with ease.

XPath Helper
What is XPath Helper?
'XPath Helper' is a Chrome extension designed to simplify the process of extracting, editing, and evaluating XPath queries on any webpage. The extension provides a user-friendly console, updates queries as you interact with different webpage elements, shows real-time query result updates, and even includes a feature to move the console if it obstructs your view. NOTE: After installing, existing tabs must be reloaded or Chrome must be restarted to activate XPath Helper.
Users: 300,000+
Rating: 3.43 (586)
Version: 2.0.2 (Last updated: 2015-07-14)
Creation date: 2015-07-13
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Size: 252.93K
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XPath Helper makes it easy to extract, edit, and evaluate XPath queries on any webpage.

IMPORTANT: After installing this extension, you must reload any existing tabs or restart Chrome for the extension to work.


  1. Open a new tab and navigate to any webpage.
  2. Hit Ctrl-Shift-X (or Command-Shift-X on OS X), or click the XPath Helper button in the toolbar, to open the XPath Helper console.
  3. Hold down Shift as you mouse over elements on the page. The query box will continuously update to show the XPath query for the element below the mouse pointer, and the results box will show the results for the current query.
  4. If desired, edit the XPath query directly in the console. The results box will immediately reflect your changes.
  5. Repeat step (2) to close the console.

If the console gets in your way, hold down Shift and then move your mouse over it; it will move to the opposite side of the page.

One word of caution: When rendering HTML tables, Chrome inserts artificial tags into the DOM, which will consequently show up in queries extracted by this extension.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Easy to use
  • Helpful for testing and writing custom xpaths
  • Useful for beginners
  • Shift shortcut causing issues
  • Interface not showing up at all
  • Difficult to open extension while a page is loading
Most mentioned
  • Shift shortcut causing issues
  • Interface not showing up at all
  • Easy to use
  • Helpful for testing and writing custom xpaths
  • Useful for beginners
Recent reviews
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by Abner Wirtz Abner Wirtz, 2024-06-08

It's really working. Just hold 'shift' and hover your cursor then that's all. Rmb to refresh the page before trying. Perfect extension :)
by Zex Zen Zex Zen, 2024-05-13

by Isabella Santos Isabella Santos, 2024-04-01
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Risk impact

XPath Helper is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

XPath Helper has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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