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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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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How FluentWait is different from WebDriverWait?

How is the FluentWait is different from WebDriverWait? I am using WebDriverWait having the polling interval set to : 500 miliseconds. Still, WebDriverWait returns after some delay (i.e. 2 - 3 seconds ...
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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 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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Not able to click element using Selenium Webdriver

I am having this screen where i try to hover it after hovering the screen becomes drop down So i am not able to click on the screen using selenium webdriver. <td align="left" style="vertical-...
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What language/protocol do web browsers use for accepting automation requests?

The WebDriver API allows browsers to be automated, such as for end-to-end testing. Specific implementations exist, such as the standalone ChromeDriver or InternetExplorer Driver executables or the ...
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Read requests and responses made by browser on naviagating a web page in C# webdriver

I wants to read all the requests and responses made and get by the browser on navigating on a page. For ex: If I navigate to http://www.yahoo.com then we observe that browser is making a lots of GET ...
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How to click a link / button implemented as a div or span element with WebDriver

in my testing I need to click on a 'link' or a 'button' (actually it just looks like and functions as a link or a button) that is implemented as a div (or span) element. With Selenium IDE, I tried ...
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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. driver....
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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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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 do I verify a Link URL using Selenium Webdriver / TestNG?

I'm trying to do an assert to make sure a correct XMLHttpRequest is made. I know that I can get the exact Request URL from the Developers Console -> Network tab -> XHR tab's general information ...
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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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key points for choosing a framework in selenium webdriver - Java

My query is related to this Choosing framework type for selenium RC/Webdriver I am a beginner in Selenium and want to know how to select or choose a framework in Selenium Webdriver. What are the key ...
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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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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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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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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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How to Run e2e tests on multiple browsers in series?

I am running e2e tests using Protractor on a VM through azure. I want to run tests on multiple browsers, which Protractor allows me to do by adding a list like this (from the protractor.config file): ...
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Using Selenium Webdriver For Firefox Testing

I have been doing research into implementing Selenium Webdriver (currently version 2.49) for testing on Firefox. Currently I am capable of testing Chrome with the framework, but would like to extend ...
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OperaDriver is not navigating to desired URL

I have tried to open a URL using the OperaDriver. My issue is that I am getting browser launched but the desired page is not getting loaded. Below is the code. @BeforeClass public static void ...
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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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Testing ExtJS UI with WebDriver

Our Web app is using ExtJS framework for rendering UI. However, ExtJS-rendered UI is hard to test automatically because: For most clickable elements, ExtJS uses generated ids like "ext-gen-345" ...
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PhantomsJS rejects cookies set programmatically

I tried to set a cookie programmatically and PhantomJSDriver rejects that cookie even if cookie belongs to the current domain. The error message is very generic not revealing much details: Caused ...
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Selenium Webdriver : parent login window closes after login and child window opens

I have a test case with following scenario: 1) Navigate to website. 2) Enter Login Credential. 3) Click on Login. After login in my application, login window is closed by system and new child ...
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What Is the Best Way To Mock Browser Time and Time Zone in Selenium?

I like to run Webdriver tests with altered time and time zone. I see two approaches ahead: 1) Using a mocking library like SinonJS or TimeShift.js. 2) Using system libraries like libfaketime/...
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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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What should I learn next as QA

I have been working as a software tester for the last 4 years. I have the following skills and day job experience: 1 - Manual Testing of websites & Mobile Applications. 2 - Automation using ...
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Any one have experience with frameworks using webdriver in Visual Studio?

I'm using webdriver to automate our browser testing, I have some scripted tests already where I am using Visual Studio and while I don't mind other formats I'm looking for a good supportable framework ...
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Downloading a file in Internet Explorer through Selenium

I have to automate a case in which I have to download an Excel file using Selenium IDE.I have done this in Firefox by using custom profile feature which automatically downloads file and saves it into ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What bugs cannot be found with PhantomJS?

How credible is testing performed with PhantomJS WebDriver? What are types and examples of bugs that can be found with Chrome or Safari that cannot be found with PhantomJS? PhantomJS is a scripted, ...