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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How to download a file using Selenium's WebDriver?

Basically I want to at least check that a download-able file exists / download link works and preferably get stuff like the file size too. Here's an example: link = ...
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What is a good website to hack around using Selenium?

I want to learn Selenium, but I don't know what to code. Sure, I can throw Google some queries, I can fill out some forms, press buttons, find divs and links, etc. But I think this stuff is pretty ...
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Is there a captureNetworkTraffic implementation in Selenium 2 via webdriver?

If yes, how is it called, or where can I find more info about it? (I'm not talking about using WebDriverBackend.) If not, what alternatives are there?
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Where can I find information on getting started with Selenium 2?

Some background. I am a long time WatiN coder, and have been since I first looked at Selenium a few versions ago, and decided that it didn't meet my needs, and then went with WatiN. I now want to ...
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How do you wait for jQuery Ajax calls to complete in Selenium 2

I use Selenium 2 in C# to automate testing of our web sites. When building non-Ajax functionality, using webDriver.FindElement(By.Id("element-id")) to find elements on a page works fine, but when ...
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Which locator do you use with Selenium: CSS or XPath?

I have heard that, when using Selenium, the CSS Locator has better performance than the XPath Locator. Which Locator do you use in your tests? Have you seen a great performance improvement when ...
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What is Selenium's default timeout for page loading?

I am using Selenium 2. I have loaded the page using Get command in WebDriver class which is in the package org.openqa.selenium. My question is that what is Selenium's default timeout for page loading? ...
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Selenium: reuse existing browser session, instead of opening new windows?

This has been asked a million times on the web, but there's no clear cut answer. I tried "-browserSessionReuse" today without any luck; my tests keep spawning new browser windows. ...
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What is the procedure to start Safari browser?

I'm new & started working on selenium from last month. I was successfully running script on FF & chrome. but when I started to run same script on Win safari It gives browser initilization ...
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What Concepts of Java do i need to learn to use Selenium Webdriver?

I want to learn Selenium WebDriver automation using Java. I have done manual testing before and want to learn automation. I just know the basics of Core Java. Could you please suggest me the Core ...
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How do I handle the login modal dialog created by onLoad in a WebDriver & Java based test automation

I am working on the test automation that uses WebDriver (Selenium 2) and Java. The AUT is web-based application. A modal dialog pops up that requires user authentication before the user can access ...
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How to find the element for below code in WebDriver?

I am using Selenium Webdriver in C#. I am trying to find the element for below given Angular code. "<div class="ViewMenu" ng-class="{'selectedViewMenu':SearchObj.param.View=='Videos'}" ...
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Running WebDriver without opening actual browser window

I've heard rumors that Selenium WebDriver can run without opening a real browser window, meaning it runs in the background. I am using the C# Client Drivers, FirefoxDriver within the automated tests, ...
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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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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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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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Selenium 2 element.click() is unreliable

I am using Selenium 2 2.16 build. I've been running into problems where I get a variable response to a click() call, where sometimes the click activates the behaviour behind the element (new page ...
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How to manage application data when running multiple tests in parallel?

Our functional test suite is slow I have inherited a functional test suite using Selenium 2 (Webdriver) and Junit. We have around 500 tests written for our Java web application. Running the full ...
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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 ...
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How to switch/handle particular popup window (When multiple popup are opened) and close particular popup window

I know how to switch to single popup window, but I do not know how to switch particular popup window when you have more popup windows. Scenario is: Go to the each and every popup Get the title ...
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Advanced selenium webdriver tutorial/course [duplicate]

Is there an online advanced/intermediate tutorial on Selenium Webdriver. Preferably using Java. I've searched a lot but could not find such a course/tutorial. Almost 99% are very basic, and I would ...
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Is it a bad practice to use implicit wait in Selenium Webdriver? Should one use only explicit wait?

I was reading up on implicit and explicit waits and found the following two statements: Implicit wait is not considered a good practice because different browsers have different loading times and ...
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Not able to scroll down page using Selenium webdriver

I want to scroll down a page that is coming inside a form, not on the main page. I tried this code: JavascriptExecutor jse = (JavascriptExecutor)driver; jse.executeScript("window.scrollBy(0,250)", ...
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What kind of test cases can we not automate in selenium webdriver - java [closed]

I want to know what kind of test cases we cannot automate using selenium webdriver. I do not want to use any 3rd party tool (Autoit, etc..).
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How and where to store dynamic result/data using webdriver java

I want to know "How and where to store dynamic (Search results) result/data", I am getting the results and not sure what to do next. Also, after saving these results I want to use this in another ...
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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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Locating element by link text (anchor tag innerHTML) or xpath fails in Selenium 2.0 Webdriver

I'm using Selenium 2.0 web driver. My script keeps failing whenever I try locating something in my page. It throws an exception whether I locate the element by LinkText or by XPath. ...
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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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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 to navigate to a alert using Selenium Web Driver with Java?

I am trying to navigate the command on the alert box, but I am not able to do it in Web Driver with JAVA. Please help me with it. Apart from this I would also like to know how to tackle with the ...
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IE always opens with random local host and msg:"This is the initial start page for the WebDriver server

I have my WebDriver tests running parallel in IE, Chrome and firefox. When I run test in IE browser it node gets registered with the hub, and the browser opens and it gets redirected to some random ...
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Testing drag-and-drop with Selenium 2 on Telerik controls

I need to automate drag and drop functionality with Telerik controls, I currently use WatiN for my automation (see related quesiton Testing drag-and-drop with Watin on Telerik controls . I am ...
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How can I automate testing of HTTP requests? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a captureNetworkTraffic implementation in Selenium 2 via webdriver? I'm using Selenium2/C# to run automated tests of a web app. I need to test the HTTP requests ...
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Handling different input fields using Robot Framework

I am writing an automation test script using Robot Framework & Selenium2Library for testing our web application (I am writing test cases in .txt format) I am having a problem on handling two ...
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Selenium element not selectable for a kendo ui element

I am having an issue with an element which works with a mouse click and there are some items from which one has to be selected but its unselectable is set to on. Whenever I try to select the elements ...
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How to write test cases in selenium webdriver using C#, simultaneously when web application is being developed (application pages not available)

I want to write test cases when application is under developing. I know the design of the application based on the wireframes. I intend to write test cases in C# using the Selenuim WebDriver. ...
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Selenium test case fails due to page load time

I run nearly 30-40 test cases twice a day. And everytime some test case fails due to page load time. Infact i have explicitly mentioned Thread.sleep("2000"); wherever i feel it takes more time to ...
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moveToElement function not working on IE when browser is minimized or not active using Selenium Webdriver

I'm trying to automate an application using Selenium Webdriver. The moveToElement function fails when the browser is minimized or not active (keep other app active). It works when I keep AUT browser ...
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How to Create “Runnable jar” file for deployment? [closed]

i have one selenium project, i need to deploy as jar file how to do that? i used following tools/api's Selenium Web driver+java poi JXL TestNG AUT Reporter i don't have Main Method. Runnable jar ...
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Console prompts error : Compound class names not permitted

The thing what I wanted to do was, write java code for automate the sending an email via gmail. When I try to locate element of send button it throws following errors. The code I used, is like this; ...
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Understanding how to handle auto-complete using Selenium and Python

While testing for a certain web application, I was faced with an issue of handling auto-complete scenarios. An example of this kind could be found here MagicBricks I have few questions related to how ...
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IE 11 gives Unable to find element with css selector or xpath or Xpath expression cannot be evaluated or does notresult in a WebElement

I am getting below error messages : IE 11 gives intermittently error like Unable to find element with css selector or xpath or Xpath expression cannot be evaluated or does notresult in a WebElement. ...
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Keys.ARROW_DOWN does not select an item in the 'Select Box'?

I have a select box which has 3 values in the drop-down. When I click on the select box and then further use click() on the value item , it works fine. but when I use Keys.ARROW_DOWN its displays the ...
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How to select an default window or popup in selenium webdriver?

I want to select the current window,frame or popup where my browser is pointing. (i.e when i doubleclick or click it opens an popup or window) I want to get through that window or popup using selenium ...