WebDriver is a tool for writing automated tests of websites. It aims to mimic the behavior of a real user, and as such interacts with the HTML of the application. Rather than running as a JavaScript application within the browser (with the limitations this brings, such as the "same origin" problem),...

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WebDriver Ruby binding: How to specify Firefox binary path in code?

I'm writing my test cases in Windows7 with Ruby (v1.9.3-p194). Please, note that I want to specify Firefox binary path when using RemoteWebDriver, not FirefoxDriver. Here is the command line I used ...
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Getting nose test runner to execute a test against multiple browsers / configurations?

Surely someone else has run into this problem. I'm trying to figure out how to loop through Firefox, Chrome, and IE in conjunction with nose. Right now I have: "setup.cfg" file that specifies ...
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Need help to frame locator for webdriver script

I have a button reach_analysis_button with id="x-auto-7". But directly using that i am not able to locate the element from webdriver. I tried ("//div(@class=’x-window-bwrap’)/div[@class=’x-...
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How to start a Selenium2 WebDriver window in background?

I have a series of Selenium2 test cases in C#/NUnit that are run sequentially. Each test case runs in a new instance of the WebDriver (and this is necessary) - which means that each time a new test ...
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How to open multiple browsers using webdriver?

I want to perform multiple browser testing: While working on a project i needed to open multiple browsers simultaneously using Webdriver script. Does anyone have experience in implementing this ?
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"Element is no longer attached to the DOM” StaleElementReferenceException when selecting HTML table row

I am using Selenium 2/WebDriver for automation. I have a table and am trying to select a row in it. When the test runs, I can see the row become highlighted as if it is clicked, but then immediately I ...
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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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FlexWebDriver does not work with YouTube under FireFox?

I want to make a script that plays all videos of YouTube channel and perform player settings and return status. Execution of the following command does not create any error on java stacktrace but, ...
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Ctrl+Click using WebDriver

There is a similar question concerning Watir-WebDriver. What is the best way to do Ctrl+click on a DOM element?
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How to share my test scripts with other stakeholders?

I have written Java automation scripts using Selenium WebDriver in Eclipse. I uploaded everything to GitHub. Here my questions are: How can my manager/colleague execute these scripts in his or her ...
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Error on command: service: “ecmascript”

I have sucessfully run locator commands in Firefox, Chrome and IE but I have an issue with Opera 12.02. This code is the source of the issue: driver.findElement(By.id("MainContent_txtUserLog"))....
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What's the relation between Selenium WebDriver and these other tools?

I've used Selenium IDE to test Drupal (PHP) sites but want to create more advanced tests with loops and such. I hear Selenium WebDriver is all the rage, but when I google it, all these terms pop up ...
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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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Check-box remains checked up after test and impacts another tests

I have created a test case where I shall enter details for a deal to be scheduled for a future date and time. I have a pop up which is listing all existing deals having check boxes for selecting one ...
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Alternative for user extensions in Selenium 2 WebDriver w/ jQuery?

I've been switching over our company's automation scripts from Selenium IDE to Selenium 2.0 WebDriver. The problem is that we have a crap load of user extension custom commands because of all the ...
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Selenium RC is out dated or still in the market after selenium 2.5 release?

I am writing a training course for Selenium automation testing. I am a bit confused comparing Selenium RC to Selenium2/Webdriver, since the latest release of Selenium2/Webdriver has all of the ...
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How to instantiate a .NET FirefoxDriver when FF is installed in non-default location?

My Firefox 5 is installed not at the default location. So, I tried with the following to create a FirefoxDriver: private IWebDriver driver; [SetUp] public void SetupTest() { var ffBinary = new ...
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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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Why does IE9 running WebDriver scripts gets out of focus if other applications are open?

I have automated tests running on IE9 on Windows 7 64 bit. The application under test is a simple webform with a 'Next' button on each page. When i run the automated tests on Firefox 12 they run in ...
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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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Unable to locate element (Modal Dialogue Box)

I'm new to Webdriver. I need to automate a scenario on Mozilla, System info: os.name: 'Windows 7', os.arch: 'amd64', os.version: '6.1', java.version: '1.6.0_27' I have a scenario to create a user and ...
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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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Running Selenium tests as a scheduled task

I'm trying to run a Selenium WebDriver script written in Python on a Windows 7 64-bit box as a scheduled task. The test works pretty well when run as a batch file from the command prompt, but when ...
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How to indicate an ` ` in xpath?

Say we have the following HTML code. What I want is to locate to the label element whose text is 'AgendaShowCapacity (1 remaining)' with XPath. <div id="pageContent"> <fieldset> &...
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Verify text present in jquery dialog box

I need to verfiy the dialog box displayed on clicking a 'Save' button for below conditions. Whether the dialog box is displayed? Text present in the dialog box? I have tried using all locators ...
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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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Passing session while switching control to a pop-up window [closed]

I am trying to choose a date by clicking an image which results in a pop-up window with a date picker in it.But when done through selenium the session expires and the login page appears in the pop-up ...
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Is there an Interface to Run Selenium 2.0 WebDriver Test Cases other than NUnit?

Is it possible to wrap around Selenium 2.0 WebDriver Test Cases with anything other than NUnit for C# code? Or perhaps NUnit has a nice application to do this with? If not, how can I wrap around the ...
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Why do I want to use Rake in Selenium Webdriver tests?

My question is why would I want to use rake, make, or ant in any of my automated tests. I specifically use Ruby with Selenium-Webdriver and I have thus far used test-unit to wrap my test cases to ...
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Conditional statement for fail and error test outcomes in Selenium?

Say I have this function: def tearDown(self): """ clean up by closing the browser window """ self.driver.quit() I want to skip closing the browser if the test failed or errored out (so ...
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Choosing framework type for selenium RC/Webdriver

I had opportunity to work in around 3 different projects, where selenium have been used extensively. Among them 2 were based on Data driven (say test cases driven by testng XML for each scenario with ...
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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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What is the best way to handle minor intermittent automation failures during cross browser testing?

I run Web Driver (.Net version) with SpecFlow as my test driver on some fairly general Cross - Browser scenarios so I often am rerunning tests as I add new ones, or clean up old automation. On ...
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What is the max number of threads allowed for running TestNG tests in parallel?

I’m trying to run TestNG tests in parallel, right now I’ve set “parallel=tests” & ‘thread-count=25’ but I see that only 10 threads are running at a time. Is this testNG’s thread limit? Is there ...
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Click submenu which is dynamicly visible in Selenium WebDriver

In my scenario, I need to click the submenu that's only visible when its parent menu is in 'mouse over' status: MainMenu (button) SubMenu of MainMenu (span) SubMenu of SubMenu of MainMenu (...
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Rule of thumb for using wait()

A rule of thumb for using wait() would be before navigating to a different page. For Ex : WebDriverWait(driver,10).until(lambda driver: driver.title.startswith("Submitted!!")) What would be other ...
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SSO in Selemium web driver

I am trying to run selenium web driver(Firefox) test cases which will need a single sign on (web). Issue over here is i have to sign in manually with my OTP every time i tear down the test case. So i ...
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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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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. ...
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Webdriver line by line runinfo in eclipse console

I use a test setup with Webdriver and TestNG in Eclipse using java client. Earlier when i was using Selenium 1 in this same setup, it was giving a very descriptive line by line run-info which made ...
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How is Selenium 2.0 different from the previous version, apart from the WebDriver API ?

I am slowly but surely starting to lean towards selenium 2.0 as everyone is really making a big fuss about it. I would like to know how much different is selenium 2.0 from the previous version apart ...
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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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Speed up launch of WebDriver Firefox Window

When WebDriver initializes, there is a long waiting time when a browser window launches before the actual automated test begins. How can I speed this up? Is there a way to have a browser window ...
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Open [hidden] new window in webdriver without instantiating new driver in WebDriver

I've researched this to some extent already by searching StackOverflow and SQA, but cannot find the answer. Is it possible to open a new WebDriver browser window from the current FirefoxDriver (...
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Going past the Chrome security warning

I'm trying to test a page without a security certificate, which Chrome flags up. This blocks my tests. (I have to manually click "Proceed anyway". Is there a way to disable this warning?
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Drag-and-drop failing on complex jQuery UI

Using the Python bindings of Selenium Webdriver, I cannot get drag-and-drop working on a "complex" jQuery UI example with ActionChains.drag_and_drop(). (It does work on a simple example.) My testing ...
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Launching WebDriver from a servlet.java throws exception

I prepare a web interface that I could launch the WebDriver. I used servlet.java. I'm using JBoss application server, when I try to run it I receive the following exception 13:39:40,779 ERROR [[...
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Is there a way to disable a JavaScript function of the tested application from Selenium WebDriver automation project?

I need to disable a particular JavaScript function of the main application for which I am creating automated tests using Selenium WebDriver. Is there a way to do this?
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Clarification sought on the bindings for Selenium 2 and their interaction if any with Selenium Server standalone JAR

While going through the current download list for Selenium I came across this text The Java bindings for Selenium 2, including the WebDriver API and the Selenium RC clients. Download this if you ...
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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 ...