Selenium 2 is the second major release of Selenium, an open source framework for testing web applications. A major difference between Selenium 1 and Selenium 2 is the latter's use of WebDriver.

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WebDriver exception

I am using Fitnesse in order to define some selenium tests. We got all of them running under CHROME but under FIREFOX some exceptions are arising. For running the tests I am using the external chrome ...
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Selenium-2 Webdriver browser support

I have a question about selenium2 (webdriver). As selenium-2 supports following 4 types of web drivers.. 1-IE 2-firefox 3-chrome 4-htmlunit Is there any way to use any other webdriver apart ...
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Issue with losing focus of “hover” command when the mouse is outside of the active window

If I automate mouse actions using Selenium2/Webdriver in combination with Firefox 12, I can easily get the "mouse" to move to and hover over a context menu so the sub-menus are seen. However, if I ...
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Eclipse is automatically running unwanted selenium tests

I have two test files (lets say they're SomethingTestA and SomethingTestB). Inside SomethingTestA, I have a bunch of mini smoke tests methods, like so @Test public void testCreate() { ... } @...
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Selenium Grid2 - IOException thrown while closing Closeable.

I am executing my Selenium tests against a Grid server, hosted on a different machine. My grid invocation is (bat file): cd c:\ start java -jar c:\selenium-server-standalone-2.46.0.jar -role hub -...
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PHPUnit Selenium2TestCase BadMethodCallException

I have installed selenium-server-standalone-2.33.0.jar, phpUnit, selenium extension for phpUnit. This test runs ok: $this->url('/'); $this->assertEquals('my title',$this->title()); But ...
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Take screen shots using selenium webdriver

How to take screen shot on both test cases "Positive and Negative" results. NOTE: Currently, iam working in selenium webdriver (junit) and i didnt have an idea about how to code for adding methods to ...
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Load testing for free or cheap without having to setup Selenium Grid?

One of these days I need to setup Grid, but I don't have much time lately. My need is pretty simple: run concurrent find operations to load test our search service. I know there are things like ...
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Should Selenium 2 WebDriver tests of CRUD operations be self-contained and independent?

I am currently writing Selenium 2 WebDriver tests for an ASP.NET MVC 2 website (the tests are written in C# and run with NUnit as the testrunner). I'm familiar with unit testing (and have written ...
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How do I split my PageObject Model classes?

My page object model class is getting rather long. Should I create a different class with the same name as the page object model with a 2 added at the end. Or does this go against the page object ...
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WebDriver login and click action ain't working…

I have the following problem. I have a website where the Login is Via a Link that has the href: SubmitLogin(). I'm trying to use webdriver in the form of PageFactories. I have this method: ...
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What is the difference between jUnit & TestNG?

I want to know difference between Junit & TestNG. Which one is useful for Tester?
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How to send Basic Authentication headers in Selenium?

I'm using webdriver.Firefox and I'm trying to send the following custom header: self.headers = { 'Authorization': 'Basic %s' % b64encode(bytes(self.args.user + ':' + self.args.password, "utf-8"))....
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Cloud Based Automation Testing with Selenium WebDriver - Java

I am beginner in selenium webdriver (java), and wanted to know whether selenium webdriver can be used in cloud based application testing or not, if yes how to setup it (Searched over the net but didn'...
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How to fix intermittent typing problems with send_keys?

See attached. Once in awhile (say, one in several hundred test runs), I'll have something like this happen: What it should have typed was AttachmentCount:0. Another example where it is retyping "...
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Selenium automating ICEFaces Application - locator for dynamically generated ids

I'm trying to automate a very short sequence in a web application developped using ICEFaces. I need to click on a button which is coded as <input type="image" title="Unterbrechen" style="padding: ...
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Can't click this checkbox using WebDriver / Selenium — ElementNotVisibleException

See attached image. The element is visible to me as a user, but I keep getting the ElementNotVisibleException error. It seems to locate the element via multiple methods, but the .click() fails. Is it ...
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How to compare values from the list or from dropdown list in webdriver (Java)?

Below is my code and html code, please let me know how to compare values. When i executed i am getting same result (Mateched) for multiple times. But i want to compare and display result as "Matched" (...
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How to wait until the count of a web element changes in webdriver?

I'm new to selenium. I am facing an issue. The number of web elements in a page increases on a button click(triggered by ajax call). So while getting the size of the element after button click gives ...
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WebDriverWait or ImplicitlyWait or ExplictlyWait nothing works

I'm using Selenium 2 tests (written in C#) that choose values from a "select" control. Selection causes a post-back to the server, which updates the state of the page. I am therefore performing a ...
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Problem catching Selenium Webdriver NoSuchElementException

I have many test cases written in C# using Selenium2 Webdriver with NUnit. I have a problem that when a NoSuchElementException is thrown, it is treated as an unhandled exception despite me using a ...
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match image with Selenium2

Not sure if I'm even asking this question correctly, however, here goes. I'm looking at validating images in an automation suite that I just started. I am currently validating the location via XPath ...
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How can i automate using selenium to check if an element is present in viewport

My scenario is to make sure that my search bar is not sticky. For this I am scrolling to middle of the page. Now I need to check that my search bar is not visible in my viewport. isDisplayed method is ...
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How to minimize the browser window which was launched via Selenium Webdriver?

How can I minimize the browser window which has been launched via Selenium Webdriver? I see that there is a method to maximize (documentation), but I cannot find the converse for minimize. I have ...
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Handling popup with many buttons using Selenium webdriver

I'm using Selenium web driver with Java language. When there are two buttons in a popup i.e. ok and cancel , it can be easily handled with web driver using the following code: Alert alert = driver....
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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 = webdriver....
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Inconsistent results when capturing javascript errors with WebDriver

I'm using a technique I found here, to capture javascript errors for testing purposes. It's a technique that is frequently recommended on Stack Overflow for those who need to catch JavaScript errors ...
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Selenium2 Selecting an item, that apperas on a page occasionally

I am a Software tester who has a very basic knowledge of java and Selenium2. I am trying to write a Junit Selenium2 test to click on an item if it appears on the page.(The majority of the time this ...
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What is the Java code to subclass HtmlUnitDriver to support http authentication?

Is it possible to subclass a Java object in the constructor? I am a Java newbie trying out Selenium example in a faq, http://code.google.com/p/selenium/wiki/FrequentlyAskedQuestions#Q:...
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What is the difference between Geb automation tool and Selenium web driver?

I just want to know why it is I should go for Geb automation. What are the advantages of using Geb automation over selenium Web driver or Robot framework. I would like to know regarding following ...
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Parameterized JUnit tests with HtmlUnitDriver leading to test termination

I came across an unusual issue with my automation tests while using the HtmlUnitDriver. I have been using the junit parameterized class to iterate over a list of urls to run some of my tests. The test ...
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WebDriver function failing intermittently in Internet Explorer near clear() method

Does anyone know why this WebDriver function would be failing intermittently in Internet Explorer? Seems to always fail right around the textbox.clear() line. It works perfectly in Firefox, but fails ...
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How should I organize a TestNG suite for Selenium 2 WebDriver tests that use page objects?

I'm trying to organize a functional test suite for the UI in a CRUD web application using TestNG-style Selenium 2/WebDriver tests. I've isolated page-interaction logic into distinct page objects, and ...
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How to fix “Permission denied to access property 'document'”?

I posted it on stackoverflow.com. Someone suggested me to post it here... While trying to automate testing with selenium rc I ran into this problem. I was just following the steps in the tutorials. ...
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How do I simulate a right click using Selenium 2 and PHPUnit?

I am trying to execute a functional test using Selenium 2 and PHPUnit. In the class 'Selenium2TestCase.php', I found this code: class PHPUnit_Extensions_Selenium2TestCase_SessionCommand_Click ...
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“session has expired” error - after clicking a button with webdriver in IE8

After clicking a button in my application with webdriver, it gives me “sorry..your session has been expired” in IE8 and I am unable to proceed but I am able to do it manually. Now to proceed with ...
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How to fix 'Access is denied' errors when trying to .quit() Chrome in Selenium WebDriver tests?

Anyone know how to fix intermittent 'Access is denied' errors when trying to .quit() Chrome in Selenium WebDriver tests? It's happening about 1 in 10 times. Here's the traceback: Traceback (most ...
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Selenium Web-driver tests failing in Test-Controller machine when its not viewed

I am facing a strange problem with my selenium webdriver qa automation project. FindElementByXPath(element); seems to work fine when running it in my local machine but then does not work when i try ...
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How to get XPath of a list element generated by AJAX?

When I type a keyword ("Documents 1.xml") driver.findElement(By.id("documentSelect_enter")).sendKeys("Documents 1.xml"); in this field: <input id="documentSelect_enter" type="text" style="...
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Selenium tests aren´t launched anymore

I used to be able to launch all my Selenium2 WebDriver tests in Ruby on Rails via rake test:units. But recently, my test case(s) won't be found anymore. I dont get any notification or error message. ...
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Selenium WebDriver | Unable to switch to apparent pop-up

I am trying to automate Peoplesoft 9 based Web application on Firefox 20.0.1. On clicking a search icon another form opens which I thought to be a pop-up and tried my code - driver.switchTo.alert("...
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WebDriver API: 'Failed to send keys because cannot focus element' — better workaround than using Firefox instead of Chrome?

There's a bug in the chromedriver.exe Chrome driver for Selenium's WebDriver API. You can't use send_keys for certain types of inputs, like for the jQuery plugin "EZPZ Hint". It works okay on simple ...
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“Element is not currently visible and so may not be interacted with” when locating element by CssSelector/helptext [closed]

I faced an issue with locating the element. Currently it's impossible to locate it by CssSelector/helptext, but it's located by CssSelector/Id without issues Here's the element <span id="...
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Is it a good idea to learn Selenium RC alongside Webdriver

I have recently started exploring Selenium. According to the experts future lies in Selenium Webdriver. But my question is being a predecessor should I also learn Selenium RC? Will it be worth ...
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SQA guy role in Selenium Automation Except Development

This might seems to be common question but my concern here is a bit different. I am new to Automation and my development skills are not that Good. We are trying to Automate our Project using Selenium ...
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WebDriver: navigate to new browser window

How do I open a new browser window in Selenium WebDriver? I'm using C# client drivers, but if you know with any language, I should be able to find the correct class/method in C#. On Stack Overflow, ...
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How much SQL knowledge do I need to learn Selenium Testing

I have just started learning Selenium. I'd like to know how much knowledge of SQL I should have in order to be able to learn Selenium.
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Selenium 2.0 WebDriver: Clearing Session Data

Is there a way to clear out session data for a driver instance in WebDriver? My code is written in C# (and NUnit), but I'm not picky on the language for the answer.
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How to verify images in selenium WebDriver?

WebDriver does not provide direct any function to image verification, but we can verify images by taking two screen shots of whole web page using “TakesScreenshot” webdriver function, one at script ...
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How To Handle Dynamic Changing IDs In XPath?

Example : //div[@id='post-body-3647323225296998740']/div[1]/form[1]/input[1] In this XPath id "3647323225296998740" Is changing every time when reloading the page. How to handle this type of ...