WebEssentials is one of the most irreplaceable Visual Studio plugins. It's second on my list between 1) ReSharper and 3) ProductivityPowerTools and I really can't imagine front-end work without it. Well I do but it will be painful.
After updating my Visual Studio to the latest '2017' version I've noticed issues with using WebEssentials - it literally prevent me from using the newest version of Microsoft's IDE. There were problems with installation - it wouldn't event show up in Preferences (they fix it), and the browser toolbar went missing. After a while I've decided to search for answers and here is my quick guide how to fix WebEssentials.
According to this issue on GitHub: LINK it won't work like in older Visual Studio versions. You need to do this:
- Install this Chrome extension: Chrome WebStore
- To get Inspect and Debug Mode install this additional extension in VisualStudio: VS Marketplace