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, so I know I have the right window ID, etc.

I've tried a pause, a waitForPopup, waitForPageToLoad, clickAndWait ... I'm not sure what else to try. I find it odd that this worked last week and all tests passed and now I'm finding that every window is not recognised.

Is anyone else having this problem? And also any more ideas how I can resolve this? (Annoyed that all my tests now fail!)

Thanks, Sarah

  • do you get it working with version prior to "1.0.12" ?
    – Tarun
    Jul 8, 2011 at 12:49
  • It updated itself yesterday or the day before, and it worked before that point. I re-run the whole regression pack today and it fails at every 'selectWindow' Jul 8, 2011 at 13:06
  • "updated it self" How did it update it self :-/ If you suspect a defect then I would request you to post it here with all possible details - groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/selenium-developers
    – Tarun
    Jul 8, 2011 at 18:02
  • I mean the latest build when I say 'updated itself'. Selenium was updated to v. 1.0.12 - and I didn't request the update so was automatic. I've had a look on the selenium site at the defects and I think this is a logged defect already - #1923 Jul 12, 2011 at 7:25

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Known bug.

This build is supposed to fix this issue, but is not an official release yet so YMMV.


  • Thanks, stupid question - how do I download this? I get a 'do you want to save this file, or find a program online to open it' popup. Jul 13, 2011 at 7:34
  • Might help if I actually downloaded it in firefox...whoops. Thanks that seems to have worked! :o) Jul 13, 2011 at 7:43
  • heh :) (gah I need to make a long comment)
    – Ardesco
    Jul 13, 2011 at 8:14

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