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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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Can the base-url be changed in the same browser session using Selenium RC?

Suppose I login to evernote.com using Selenium RC. Is it possible for me to change the base_url to google.com while staying on the same page. I do not want to open a new browser for google.com. When I ...
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Free/Sample Selenium test suites (code) for Open Source projects

I am a student and for learning purpose I am looking for following: Open source projects who have a ready-made selenium test-suite, free for others to use can be any sort of web application, in any ...
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Include assertions/expectations within the Page Objects, yes or no?

Martin Fowler favors having no assertions in page objects however is not definitive on the subject: Advocates of including assertions in page objects say that this helps avoid duplication of ...
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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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Selenium: How to click at x,y coordinates?

I want to click at x, y coordinates like 52, 216-52, 295. How can this be done using Selenium? (I am using Mac OSX 10.8.5 with Selenium 2.40.0 and Firefox version 29.0)
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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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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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How to extract the Safari extension from the base code?

I got the developer certificate from Apple and running Selenium 2.23.1 jar. I checked out the base code from Selenium website and when I ran the command " go Safari", I am getting the following error ...
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Unable to upload a file using selenium/web driver running with java

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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Selenium error in NUnit C#

I got the following error when I try to run this test: TheNewTest : FailedSelenium.SeleniumException : Timed out after 5000ms at Selenium.HttpCommandProcessor.DoCommand(String command, String[] ...
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Testing a live and staging site with Selenium IDE

I would like to run a test that stores the position of key page elements on a live site, then compares it to a staging site to ensure the two match. The main issue is that the URLs for the live and ...
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Selenium IDE has stopped recognising pop-up windows

I'm relatively new to Selenium and since the update to 1.0.12, when I run my tests, each case with a selectWindow command fails. If I run these steps seperately, by clicking individually, it passes, ...
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Performing administrative test cases in Selenium IDE

For a Drupal site, I have written a test script in Selenium IDE that logs in as the administrator, adds a new user and peforms a series of tests on the registration page. Once this user has been ...
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What to do when waiting for an element to appear isn't enough?

I am writing selenium tests, and following the convention of using Webdriver Waits to have the webdriver poll for an object before it tries to interact with it. I am frequently finding my tests are ...
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error Could not connect to Selenium Server. Have you started the Selenium Server yet?

At the first step after installing Selenium IDE, I recorded a simple test case, but I can't play this, because of this error: [error] Could not connect to Selenium Server. Have you started the ...
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Mobile application testing

I am new to "Mobile application testing" and I googled and got appium and selandroid. I want to learn mobile application testing and I have experience selenium webdriver with java. Queries are: I ...
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Headless browser testing using X virtual frame buffer

My current setup is using Jenkins as my CI environment, which has some ubuntu server nodes to execute the end to end browser tests on some amazon EC2 machines using selenium 2. I am wondering if ...
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Selenium WebDriver (Java) with database [closed]

I want to validate application output result with Database using selenium webdriver (Java). Please let me know how this can be achieved. Or could you please let me know how to use selenium webdriver ...
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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 start Selenium with Firefox Portable?

I want to use Selenium Server on Windows 7 with a FirefoxPortable as browser, starting the selenium-server-standalon JAR file. My first attempt was without a profile, just like this: java -jar ...
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Unable to locate WYSIWYG element using selenium and phpunit

I am creating functional tests with selenium & PHPUnit, but I can't locate a WYSIWYG element using different locators: Xpath byId byName by Css Selector Examples: public function test(){ ...
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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 = ...
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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" ...
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How to use TestNG to create multi-user tests scenarios?

What I need to do is to create UI test cases for our application and we have decided to use Selenium with TestNG (we're still open to other options if there are considerable advantages). The tests we ...
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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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Safari test browser doesn't launch with Selenium RC

I've been dabbling with Selenium to do some testing on a site and I'm trying to set up RC so I can run tests in multiple browsers. I can run a simple test I put together in both Chrome and Firefox, ...
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How do I resolve a “Lock file still present” error?

I've got a Perl-based Selenium instance running on my Win7 workstation. When I fire up a test script, I get an error "Lock file still present!" Caused by ...
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Problems with maintenance of Selenium on grid service

We have cluster of 5 nodes with all of them are Firefox nodes only. We have ran into so many issues maintaining the grid up and running. Selenium nodes goes out of memory (JAVA heap space issues) ...
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Selenium IDE clickAndWait command not working for unique LinkButton control

How can I automate clicking this anchor tag with Selenium IDE (in Mozilla Firefox of course)? I tried two different approaches, and neither one worked. Would it matter that this is in a popup window? ...
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Selenium: How to set x and y coordinate position

I want to use the Selenium method mouseMoveAt(java.lang.String locator,java.lang.String coordString). How do I set coordString? For example, if coordString is the x,y position (10,20), what does that ...
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looking for a way to exercise Android web browser

To continue my monkey question I am looking for a way to generate Web traffic on a device (not emulator) running Android. The unit under test is not the browser but lower communication layers of the ...
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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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Which automation tool needs JavaScript or JQuery to be used more?

I have started off my career in manual testing and an automation tool rarely. I would like to concentrate more on automation testing. I believe I have the object-oriented concepts in a good manner. I ...
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Does selenium work with video?

I have some videos and i want to test their with automation Can you tell How does selenium work with video? How does he recognize it. I need to test if are videos on the page. Thanks!
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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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What are the possible reasons you can think of which could be making selenium test script performace slow?

When a selenium test script executes unusually slow, what are the possible reasons which could be making script performace slow ? What steps should a tester use to analyse and debug the problem?
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How does a Manual tester become expert in automation testing in selenium? [duplicate]

How does a manual tester become expert in automation testing in Selenium? Please also explain where to start and how to start. I am also not good in Java but I have basic knowledge. I want to do ...
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How do I work with dropdowns in Selenium Webdriver?

This is a canonical question, intended to provide a comprehensive answer to many related questions I understand the basics of working with Selenium Webdriver; I can navigate to pages, click buttons, ...
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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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Difference between Selenium and TestNG

Am a beginner in Selenium and am trying to learn selenium on my own by googling. One thing which I noticed was in many of the posts which I read about selenium the name of the framework by name ...
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What are the Selenium, JUnit, Ant and JScover and how they are combined?

I am given a javascript function which takes as input some numbers and returns the max, as a part of a project at the university, and I have to test it, using Selenium, JUnit, Ant and JScover. I have ...
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I am looking for online Training or Books or online resources on selenium automation testing

Hello SQA stackexchange people I am looking for training on selenium automation testing. I would like expertise on selenium. I have walk-through following books but all are very beginner Selenium ...
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The best time to run acceptance-tests with Cucumber/selenium?

I want to know, which is the best way to run automated and acceptance tests? Because now I have two environments, which are develop and qa, but I don't know if the better way to run these tests is ...
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How to find the window name using firebug?

I can get the window name through selenium IDE, but with the same name, i cant able to find through firebug. Is there anyother way to find the window name using firebug?
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Best approach for Page Object Model Framework where the page structure changes very frequently

We are developing Page Object Model Framework for our web application test. The problem is we are having three different structure for the same page type. We want our automation to work in all cases. ...
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Is FitNesse the only DSL for Selenium, or is there another DSL available?

I'm looking for a DSL for Selenium (or another testing tool) that will allow a non-programmer to automate functional tests.
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How to find element using contains in xpath

can anyone please help me how to use contains in my xpath? My xpath changes all the time when users are added, so I can't find element using xpath. This is my xpath: ...
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Selenium IDE and Selenese scripts in Continuous Integration

Apologies if this is not the forum for such a generic question. As our organisation moves to an Agile project methodology, we need to be able to rapidly automate applications as they are built up ...