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How to clear localStorage using selenium and webdriver

I want to call localStorage.clear() before running a group of specific tests but the thing is I don't know how. I can see CLEAR_LOCAL_STORAGE variable mentioned here but still failing to understand ...
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PageObjects: Aggregation/Composition vs Inheritance for nested components

I need to refactor my Selenium tests, and was wondering what the best design solution would be for a portal with a hierarchical page organization. We are using tiles, and we have defined a baselayout ...
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How to test the test scripts?

Once an automation test is created, how do I test it and make sure the test does what its supposed to do? I can easily test the scenarios where test passes, but how to go about the ones that fails due ...
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Handling self-refreshing pages from selenium

I have been running into intermittent errors with some java selenium-rc tests which I think are related to a page which has an ajax poll and automatically refreshes when some condition is reached on ...
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Solving “SeleneseTestCase is deprecated” issue

I'm working through the "Selenium Simplified" book just to really gain a solid understanding of Selenium and Java. I know the basics of Java, but this one is frustrating me. I must be missing some ...
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How to test facebook likes using webdriver without being flagged as a bot?

I've tried registering test accounts to test facebook likes on my site, but running tests repeatedly flags the accounts as spam. Facebook allows fake users for FB apps, but not external apps. Are ...
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“java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError” Error when running Selenium RC script

First of all I have recorded the script in Selenium IDE, then exported into the junit4 (RC), then copied the junit4 (RC) code into Eclipse IDE. When I run the project with junit test, I found the ...
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How do you block Google Analytics from Selenium automated visits?

Basically, we have a javascript integration on client's webpages. We don't have much (or any) control of the deployed environment, hence the only way to test our integration is truly working is using ...
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Testing Page Layout with webdriver

Has anyone tried to test the page layout of a website using webdriver? To be specific, using webelement.getPosition() and webelement.getDimension(). Shouldn't these two methods be enough for testing ...
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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 to handle self-signed SSL certificate error in IE8? (Selenium Webdriver + Java)

I am literally stuck to this problem for two days now. Scenario The website that needs to be tested has a self-signed certificate. So Internet Explorer (8 in Windows XP) shows "The security ...
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Desktop Application testing using selenium

Is it possible to test desktop applications using selenium? Suppose we have a simple application like gtalk. A desktop application, can we automate that application with selenium.
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Need to assertValue of text input field based on data coming from a table td inner HTML (using storeText to store variable) in Selenium IDE script

In Selenium IDE, I need to call the command assertValue of an input field on data coming from a table <td> (which only allows storeText, not storeValue) from a different page. Right now the ...
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Send keys to no element in particular

The way I know of sending keys using the WebDriver Python bindings is as follows: element.send_keys(value) How can I send a key (specifically the Escape key) to no element in particular, just to ...
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Testing Java or Silverlight plugins embedded in a page using Selenium?

We have a product that defaults to a Java plugin to upload files, and then Silverlight after that if Java's not installed. There is a third fallback of a HTML 4 + JavaScript uploader, but I'd like to ...
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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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Using Selenium Opera Driver doesn't start my test execution

I am able to open the Opera browser using Selenium Opera driver. But I am unable to navigate to any URL using: driver.get("www.google.com"); Opera driver starts and doesn't load the given link. -- ...
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How would you answer this interview question?

In a recent interview I was asked the following question on a white board: What is the name of this format “.//[@id=\'nosession\']/form/div[1]/input”? I literally had no idea how to answer this, ...
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Learning myself or getting certified?

I explored these tools Selenium web-driver, Appium by myself (current company supports me to learn) with help of StackOverflow (you guys) and with my effort. But my question is - is it good ...
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How does one get started with web test automation using Selenium?

So I've been testing web based analytical software now for the past 4 years or so with mostly manual techniques. But for 2015, I've set myself the goal of getting setup and start writing automated ...
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Is it reasonable to use Selenium RC over WebDriver if the former seems more suitable for the task?

The tests I am doing are on IE8, which is used throughout the company, and doesn't look to be changing any time soon. After testing both pieces of software with the system, it seemed as though ...
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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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How can I structure Selenium tests in a way that minimises the maintenance work?

What is the best way to build / structure the tests in a way that will minimize the work needed to keep the tests up to date as the product changes and improves?
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Can Selenium and Bromine 3 execute overnight and email the results

I would like to automate the testing with selenium - even when I am right now a beginner with automatic testing and especially selenium. Therefor I am working with Bromine 3 RC 2. Is there a way to ...
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Faking system time/date with Selenium Webdriver?

Is webdriver capable to run a browser with a faked time, date or time zone? Such ability would be highly useful for my automation purposes. Yet, I did not find any such ability in the webdriver ...
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What's the best approach to asserting dynamically generated values with selenium?

Suppose you have automation tests (my example uses Selenium) to assert complex business logic for a web site. What is the best way to assert that thousands of different test cases are outputting the ...
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Test isolation and automation

We are using Selenium webservices for our automated functional testing . I have a test which tests creation of some objects. If I run the same test again, I need to make sure that each test has a ...
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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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Creating test cases for site registration using Selenium IDE

I'd like to know how you can automate the registration process for a site that requires a unique email address or username each time, using Selenium IDE. My only thought would be to insert an ...
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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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Starting selenium always spawns a second window

I am not sure if this is the right place for asking this. Any time I start a selenium test I get two windows. One with the command which are right now been performed and the second one with the test ...
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Functional tests for Flash

We are using a rich client developed with Flex. We would like to build automated tests to test whole features. I saw a module for Selenium, Flex Monkium, which could do the job. Did you try it out? ...
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PhantomJS 2.0 + PHPUnit + Selenium: anyone got it working?

I'd like to replace Firefox with PhantomJS for our PHPUnit-run Selenium tests. However, I haven't got a clue how to start. When we're using Firefox, something like this is in our code: ...
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Fieldlevel validation in Selenium Webdriver (Java)

how to test validations for "FIRSTNAME" textfield. Below are the details and code. URL: http://www.vrlbus.in/vrl2013/register_customer.aspx Special chars: #!#!#$@#!$@!$@#$%#%^#$^^&%&$%* ...
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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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Selenium test timing out

I am facing a strange issue with Selenium RC. I have a test which runs perfectly fine when I run my selenium server manually on the default port. The test passes in seconds. However since my tests are ...
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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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Page Object Model or External property file for Selenium Object Repository

I am a beginner in Selenium WebDriver (Java with TestNg). I'm trying to create a framework of my own. My question here is what would be the better option to store my objects (basically all the ...
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Using xpath to confirm <h4> text with a <strong tag> in the middle

I'm using the Java Selenium WebDriver implementation. I'm searching for a string literal in an tag which has a tag in the middle, i.e. <h4>Some regular text <strong>followed by strong ...
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How to make my tests more robust in WebDriver using JUnit (code included)

I'm hoping someone can advise me on some best practices to make my tests more robust. The problem I'm having is that every so often my tests will fail at the point of WebDriver waiting for an ...
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Unable to upload a file using selenium/web driver running with java [duplicate]

I have a complicated interface where uploading a file is three step ( The forum is not allowing me to add screenshots of my window so please try to visualise it) step 1 click on browse tab and select ...
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How to scroll to bottom of page in Selenium IDE?

I'm not a QA person, just a front end developer. I'm using the Selenium IDE plugin for the Firefox browser to make some simple tests. The site I'm making the tests for uses ajax to bring in new ...
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Firefox browser launches blank when the tests via Selenium

I have created a simple test that launches browser and calls a URL. This works fine in IE but when I select Firefox (FF) browser it opens blank. See the code snippet below. The issue is similar to ...
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Logging with Selenium Server?

Right now I have several Python Selenium scripts in which I am manually writing results to a text file. Is there a more standardized / centralized way I can log my results without much difficulty? I ...
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Selenium Server and Windows Server compatibility

I want to run Selenium Server on a recent version of Windows Server so as to be able to test IE browsers as well as Firefox, Chrome, etc. My choices for Windows Server are 2008 R2, 2008, or 2003. ...
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How to pull content of a div into a String

I am looking for a way to pull the html or text content of a so I could work with it for a method which validates links amongst text of messages displays on a webpage. I am using selenium and java. ...
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Web browser (in)compatibility with Selenium WebDriver

Very often, when my local or remote instance of Firefox is automatically updated, it stops working with the most recent version of Selenium WebDriver. They simply become incompatible until next ...
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Visual Regression Testing

For testing the visual appearance of a website the use of tools like selenium (functional surface test) are not sufficient because it doesn´t check the visual appearance and/or the CSS-Code directly. ...
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Acceptance testing between iOs and web app with cucumber

I have an iPad application which sends some data to our web application. With this data, you should be able to do different kind of things. We have cucumber tests for the web application (Using ...
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Selenium with Ruby - getting an error SeleniumRubyWindowsTest.rb:1:in `require': no such file to load

SeleniumRubyWindowsTest.rb:1:in `require': no such file to load -- selenium (Loa dError) from SeleniumRubyWindowsTest.rb:1 I followed the steps from this blog - ...