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" ...

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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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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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Selenium Web-driver tests failing in Test-Controller machine when its not viewed

I am facing a strange problem with my selenium webdriver qa automation project. FindElementByXPath(element); seems to work fine when running it in my local machine but then does not work when i try ...
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Using Selenium Webdriver with Windows Authentication

I'm attempting to create some selenium tests for a website that requires windows authentication. I got my first test up and running fairly easily, but it pauses as soon as the system prompts for ...
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Selenium tests aren´t launched anymore

I used to be able to launch all my Selenium2 WebDriver tests in Ruby on Rails via rake test:units. But recently, my test case(s) won't be found anymore. I dont get any notification or error message. ...
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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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Is it a good idea to learn Selenium RC alongside Webdriver

I have recently started exploring Selenium. According to the experts future lies in Selenium Webdriver. But my question is being a predecessor should I also learn Selenium RC? Will it be worth ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tests running very slow against Internet Explorer 9

I have a test automation suite setup using Selenium and RemoteWebDriver that runs against IE7/8/9/10 and FF10/20/24. The suite takes an average of an hour to complete on each browser except IE9 which ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What kind of test cases we can not automate in selenium webdriver - java

I want to know what kind of test cases we can not automate using selenium webdriver. I do not want to use any 3rd party tool (Autoit, etc..).
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How to handle a native OS (Ubuntu) file upload window in selenium webdriver with python?

This is my first time here but I have already posted this question on SO. I keep getting solutions for Windows + Java and not for Linux or python for that matter. I am using selenium and python to ...
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Using Selenium's PageObject pattern and an Open() method

Here is an example of some C# WebDriver code I'm using to model a registration page: public class RegistrationPage : BasePage { private IWebDriver driver; private String URL = ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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Watir, Selenium::WebDriver for Chrome?

I've been using Watir for a month or so now and use profile = Selenium::WebDriver::Firefox::Profile.new profile.proxy = Selenium::WebDriver::Proxy.new :http=> proxy # proxy = "IP:Port" This ...
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Selenium2 Selecting an item, that apperas on a page occasionally

I am a Software tester who has a very basic knowledge of java and Selenium2. I am trying to write a Junit Selenium2 test to click on an item if it appears on the page.(The majority of the time this ...
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Selenium 2.0 Webdriver file structure for automation testing

My team uses Selenium 2.0/webdriver to test our enterprise web app. We've been learning and playing with webdriver commands for a while. Each team member has their own style to keep their script ...
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IE not executing test case properly in selenium webdriver

I am running test cases on firefox and chrome browsers, it worked fine for me using selenium webdriver.But when it comes to using IE versions(9-11), i am getting below mentioned error messages : ...
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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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Is it possible to create something like PageObjects with SeeTest?

We reflect to use SeeTest for mobile app test automation. I am familiar with Selenium 2 / WebDriver and love to use PageObjects. Is it possible to create PageObjects or something similar with ...
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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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Parameterized JUnit tests with HtmlUnitDriver leading to test termination

I came across an unusual issue with my automation tests while using the HtmlUnitDriver. I have been using the junit parameterized class to iterate over a list of urls to run some of my tests. The test ...
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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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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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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 should I organize a TestNG suite for Selenium 2 WebDriver tests that use page objects?

I'm trying to organize a functional test suite for the UI in a CRUD web application using TestNG-style Selenium 2/WebDriver tests. I've isolated page-interaction logic into distinct page objects, and ...
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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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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, ...