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Selenium Webdriver get() shows intermittent TimeoutExceptions - how do I proceed?

I'm using Selenium Webdriver for testing a Django/Python based web application. I use both, the phantomjs and firefox drivers. We use django's LiveServerTest test case, which basically starts up a ...
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ElementNotVisibleException on Mac, not Windows

I'm trying to get Webdriver in Python to click a cell in a table, wait for JavaScript to add an element into the cell and then click the element that appears which causes a dropdown to appear. We ...
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How to set browser locale with chromedriver (Python)

I am trying to set my browser locale by doing the following options = webdriver.ChromeOptions() options.add_argument('--lang=es') driver = webdriver.Chrome(executable_path=driver_location, ...
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select_by_value causing odd issue with the DOM

I'm new to Python and Selenium testing so please forgive me if this isn't written right. I've been asked to look at the test that does a few actions on a form. The form has 2 text fields, a drop down, ...
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Robot framework installation

I want to learn robot framework with java and python, but not sure how to use this?. I searched over the net but did not get steps to instal robot framework. I installed only selenium2library file in ...
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Tagging python tests for selective execution

What I am trying to do is : create a tagging system for around 400 tests so I can run them selectively. For example, some tags may be UI_elements, production, staging etc. When a developer makes a ...
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How can I prevent Selenium from dropping my session?

I'm trying to select values from a drop down on a page. There are multiple drop downs and the code seems to have no problem selecting the right drop down when given the correct identifier to choose. ...
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how to handle widows authentication dialog using webdriver in python

I have application which is secured by http authentication. So when I open the url it is looking for user/pass in windows authentication dialog. I wanted handle this dialog to enter user/pass and ...
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Page Object Design: Is there a Python equivalent to Ruby gems “site_prism” or “page_object”?

I'd like to know if there is a framework in Python which supports a clean way to define the Page Object Elements on a Page Object. The site_prism gem does it like so: class Home < SitePrism::Page ...
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How to start all tests with a clear session after browser crash,

Im using WebDriver and Python to automate a website. I have a suite of tests and sometimes running into the following problem. Test no.1 = Login to home page, navigate to Account page, perform some ...
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Desktop application automation

I need to automate desktop application i.e Bluetooth PTS tool. But can't find any good way to do. I have no exposure to scripting.
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Selenium - advantages and disadvantages of using Python vs C#

We currently have two teams. An automation team and also a web testing team. The automation team currently use Selenium and C# to automate tests on our web applications and legacy systems. As a ...
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Accessing a sub menu within a sub menu using Webdriver with python on IE8

I have been trying for a while to complete this task. For context, I have a link called with text "Main Menu" along the top of the page, that when hovered reveals a list of more links. These links ...
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Python or Ruby , Which has the better support for selenium [closed]

I need to use selenium to do some automating testing, I wonder which Language has better support for selenium, That is once new version selenium released, And I can get the newest version binding ...
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Webdriver - Problem with loading profile of Tor Browser Bundle

could you give me any suggestions how to solve the weird problem I experience with webdriver? I like to use webdriver to control the browser from the Tor Browser Bundle (TBB). Controlling the TBB via ...
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Unable to find element in selenium

I'm using the following code: if i[1] == "id_text": inst = driver.find_element_by_id(i[2]) #inst.click() for option in inst.find_elements_by_tag_name('option'): if option.text == ...
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Force selenium to use the portable firefox application

I have installed firefox 14 and has firefox portable version 25.0.1 on the machine, where I run tests for a web site. Due to a limitation in the site I'm testing, I cannot run my tests on firefox 14 ...
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Question about 'self.assertIn' & 'driver.title'

I researched this as much as I could on my own but came to no clear conclusion to my question. I've been teaching myself automation testing via Python + Selenium, I'm as new or n00b as it gets so bare ...
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Should I learn Python or Java to get into test automation? I am new to programming

Should I learn Python or Java to get into test automation? I'm new to programming. Please share your thoughts or links to any useful information.
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Fuzzing Python Modules

Is it possible to use a fuzzer, specifically the Peach fuzzing framework to fuzz a module or header file of code. For example, if I wanted to fuzz the os module in python 2.7.6, would I be able to, ...
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Python Selenium bingings ActionChains context_click having no effect for PhantomJS

I am using python selenium bindings for phantomjs. I am trying to simulate a right click and then take a screenshot (showing the context menu). But I am unable to get the right click context menu. ...
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Migrating website content, need to test using Selenium/Python

We are working on a large project which involves LOTS of content being migrated to a new version of a website. I would like to be able to test the content on a page from the old site, with the same ...
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Looping over the array of other function in current function

I need a help to know how can I can iterate a loop over a array which is in another function of the same class. I tried using the following similar code for automation in selenium and I get the ...
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ImportError: No module named 'httplib'

I have recently updated selenium Webdriver to 2.38.1 and I am writing scripts using python. When I run the test case I have I get the following error *Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Selenium Python testing: would like to write test results to a file

I'm writing a suite of web tests in Python using Selenium. Ultimately, I want to generate a file with the results, which will then be sent out in an email. I'm using a main Python script to kick off ...
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Selecting xpath using a variable in selenium 2

I am doing a selenium automation where I want to pass the variable into the xpath and select the element. The xpath which I am trying looks like: browser.find_element_by_xpath("//span[contains(.,'SEM ...
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CSS/XPATH selector management using python's dictionary

I have a lot of functional tests in Python. As expected , they use a wide variety of css/xpath selectors . I think I read somewhere that a practice is to have a dictionary where each selector would ...
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Selenium Webdriver Mobile with Python - AndroidWebdriver4Python installation question

I found this Android webdriver API on github. I already have the Selenium Python client and have written many plain web-based test scripts with it. I have tried asking the git owner, but he has not ...
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Upload image via ajax form with selenium and Python

I'm trying to get familiar with selenium. I decided to try to work with facebook, and fulfill my profile with selenium, But they use too much Ajax. It's not very complicated to fulfill my hometown ...
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How to use databases within the python unittest framework?

I have a bunch of unittests written in python in which messages (text) of any kind is used. Instead of 'hardcoding' the text examples used for the tests I would like to use a database of some kind ...
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Cannot upload a file using requests module in python

After two days of continuous trial, I thought it's better to ask you folks here. I want to upload a file on my desktop to a remote server. For this I am making use of python and its module requests. I ...
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How to handle a native OS (Ubuntu) file upload window in selenium webdriver with python?

This is my first time here but I have already posted this question on SO. I keep getting solutions for Windows + Java and not for Linux or python for that matter. I am using selenium and python to ...
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What makes Python a good tool in daily testing?

I have seen people commenting that Python is a very handy language in everyday's testing. I wonder what makes it such a good tool, or what testing tasks are easier to achieve with Python than with ...
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How install both Python32 and Python33 on OS X for testing with tox?

I'm adding Python 3.x support to my open-source project and want to add both Py32 and Py33 test environments to my tox.ini. I already have Py26 and Py27 tox environments that work fine and I just ...
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How can I dynamically create an xpath string in Python for a webdriver xpath selector?

I am writing a Selenium Webdriver test using python2.7 to use xpath to select a link node set. For each link I need to change the href attribute using driver.execute_script to execute javascript. ...
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Manual tester wanting to get into automation

So its been a year since I have been studying python, and just recently I started picking up webdriver. It was a long journey, and I am still pretty noob, but I finally understand how to use it lol. I ...
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Load / Performance testing tools or approach for backend

I work on a team which is basically all backend. Functional and unit testing is achieved by python or perl scripts or sometimes bash scripts. But if we need to load or performance test our ...
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check for value if found before adding it to my drop down list?

i have a drop down list that i add items to it,i ask the user to type in brand name and check first if that brand is already found on the drop down list if yes prints a message if no do some actions. ...
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How to assert values on a page opened by a link on another page?

A link on page 1 opens a new page "receipt page". It contains only text values. I need to assert or verify values on the receipt page to ensure that this is the correct receipt. After executing the ...
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How to retrieve INT value from TEXT box using Selenium/Webdriver Python binding?

Hi guys. I have this code tcost = driver.find_element_by_id("MainContent_txtTotalCost").text total = int(tcost) driver.find_element_by_id("MainContent_txtVisa").send_keys(total/2) ...
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Select a certain item by clicking a link beside that item

I have a popup with list of names. I need to choose "mahmoud" for instance by clicking the "select" link beside the label "mahmoud". How to click that select? I am using selenium webdriver with ...
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Language preferences in the QA community

I work on a test management tool that includes a REST API. We are looking to add code examples for consumption of the API as well as client libraries. Initially we were looking to target Python for ...
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More official way to leave browser window open upon failure?

My coworker Chris came up with this, and it works, but I wonder if there's a more "official" way to do this using unittest.TestCase in Python. def tearDown(self): """ clean up by closing the ...
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Quicker way to assert that an element does not exist

The goal of my test is to assert that a popup does not appear after certain actions. Previously to test if the popup exist, i have used exception handling. try: ...
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Unskipping skipped tests once bugs are fixed?

I'm wondering how others in the industry deal with this. Right now I do this in my tests that have known bugs and aren't worth taking the time to run: from nose.plugins.skip import SkipTest def ...
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Set attribute of an element using webdriver + python

I am trying to automate uploading an image. The uploader is a Flash object and using AutoIt is not an option. So I am trying to work my way around this with just webdriver. The idea is to 'set' the ...
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Do I need the PageObjects design pattern or not?

Right now I have a Selenium WebDriver framework that looks like this (vastly simplified): \app_func.py -- app_func has the web app's "actions", such as "save a new search" \app_data.py -- app_data ...
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How to select or check multiple checkboxes in Selenium?

I've got this HTML code <input type="checkbox" value="abc" name="arr[]><br> <input type="checkbox" value="abc1" name="arr[]><br> <input type="checkbox" value="abc2" ...
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How can I access a site protected with basic HTTP authentication using Python, Selenium2, and Chrome Webdriver

I'm using the Python bindings for Selenium2 with the Chrome webdriver. I need to access a site that is protected with basic HTTP authentication. from selenium import webdriver driver = ...
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Iterating through a table : Avoiding stale element exceptions (Webdriver - Python)

Here is an interesting problem (or at least i think so) As an Admin I have a table with N entries (51 to give a number). Each entry in a row is a recruiter name with a link to 'Login' as that person. ...