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Questions tagged [browsers]

A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for retrieving, presenting and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.

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Automation testing software for custom browser?

I'm looking for suggestions for software to use to automate regression testing of a a browser I'm working on: https://github.com/maidsafe/safe_browser It's built on Electron but designed to work on ...
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Looping to open links in new tabs

I want to iteratively click each item in a structure of links and open each link in a new tab. I also want to get and print the title of each tab. package basics; import java.util.Iterator; import ...
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Tree of HTML from JSoup?

I can see why the two iterate methods get caught in an infinite loop calling each other but can't see how to reasonably prevent this. I suppose I could have a counter to simply limit the depth. But, ...
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Cross browser testing and assuming its support

Given I have tested my browser in latest chrome, how can I assume the from which version of browser my website is supported with? For example Given I tested website in chrome 69 latest, is there any ...
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How to benchmark browser performance against a given feature

A new drawing feature is about to be delivered to our customer, but an issue was discovered: This drawing feature is particularly slow when running on Firefox. I am wondering if it is possible to ...
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Delay request response in browser

In order to reproduce some nasty behavior I want to delay response to particular url (set of urls) in browser, ideally Firefox. I know that in developer tools it's possible to enable throttling, but ...
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Strategies for reliably reproducing bugs in a frontend Javascript applications

The Problem We have a React JS application which sometimes exhibits issues on certain browsers or computers. Currently we are prelaunch and have no customers. We also do not have a dedicated QA ...
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How to create a Selenium IE Node that starts on boot?

I've been hitting my head against the wall with this one for a while now. On Linux Chrome and Firefox selenium nodes are fairly easy to setup and start automatically at boot time using docker or even ...
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Gecko Driver not navigating to URL

i am having a funny issue with my gecko driver. The browser loads however it does not redirect to the URL as stated below. Dim fireDriver As New FireFoxDriver(New FireFoxOptions() With {....
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Switched from mobile application testing to Browser testing [closed]

As i have switched from mobile application testing to Browser testing.Can i know what are the major things to cover up during web testing.Is there any major differences in test between them?Is ...
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How do I change browser request headers without using a browser extension?

I want to modify browser request headers to include custom headers with each of my requests. This can be done by using special browser extensions. But, can it be done without using any browser ...
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Do we need to do cross browser testing for minor text changes in blackbox testing?

Background: When a new user opens our web page for the first time, we show them how to use the webpage. For each control they need to use, we display a popup next to the control to tell them how to ...
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What are the limitations of chrome headless browser?

We have written bunch of test cases for code coverage using jasmine javascript. First of all, we are using phantom JS to run the test cases. While test case counts are persistently increased test ...
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How to configure Phpunit.xml to use multiple browsers in Phpunit test with selenium webdriver

I'm working on automation test for a big project and i'm using Phpunit for functional test and as a server selenium webdriver. I want to execute many tests using different browsers , I don't know what'...
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How to verify if a web page has been properly loaded or not?

I want to verify if a web page has been loaded properly. My approach is: Verify the URL is shown as expected. Verify the element at the top left most corner has been shown. Verify the element at the ...
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Can I execute selenium test cases in a real browser through jenkins without grid

Am executing Selenium test cases from Jenkins locally but execution is happening in back-end am not able to see the browser launch and close. Is it possible to see the execution when I trigger from ...
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Guarantee switching to a specific window in Selenium

I have googled and looked at this site for reference but all the answers I came across did not provide a guaranteed way to switch to a specific window. I am using Java with Selenium and I trying to ...
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Not able to use HTTP Basic Auth popup in selenium test case using firefox on Ubuntu/Linux

I am trying to automate a webpage using Single Sign-On. When you try to access the web page it redirects you to different page of Identity Provider, where it asks you for Username and Password inside ...
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Random Selenium WebDriver Tests inconsistently Fail and Pass on IE browser

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can improve this situation? I have one suite of tests that I use for all three Firefox, Chrome, and IE browsers. The results I get for the browsers differs - ...
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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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What can I use to monitor load times not for web pages, but for my browser itself to find what elements make it take so long to load?

I know how to use dev tools to monitor loads times for web pages, but what about the app itself? In my case chrome. I have several add-ons, most of which I need like Lastpass password manager, built ...
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Cross Browser Testing for Website built in Angular Material

Hi All My Team is developing website on Angular_Material_Version_1.4, I would like to perform cross browser testing which includes Different Browsers & there version, is there any specific ...
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Can I execute selenium test cases in a real browser with Jenkins Selenium and Maven

I am working on selenium project with Jenkins + Maven + Selenium + TestNG I have following questions. Can I execute selenium test cases in Jenkins by launching browsers? Currently it gets executed ...
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How to downgrade browser versions other than Internet Explorer?

I am looking for a way to downgrade Chrome/Mozilla/Opera. Other than switching between different developer channels, I am not aware of a way to downgrade to a previous stable version of Chrome. ...
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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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Selecting an item of a drop-down menu with Splinter lib (Python)

I am looking for a way to select an item in a drop-down menu in python with Splinter (very similar to selenium I guess) : <li class="option1" rel="1158"> Option 1</li> <li class="...
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Blazemeter Plugin cannot be installed in Google Chrome Error Displayed: “UTILITY_PROCESS_CRASHED_WHILE_TRYING_TO_INSTALL” in Ubuntu 12.04 OS

Trying to install Blazemeter Plugin in Google chrome, but i am not able to. It is giving an error as below: "UTILITY_PROCESS_CRASHED_WHILE_TRYING_TO_INSTALL" in Ubuntu 12.04 OS. How should i ...
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When should you clear the browser cache?

Many testers reflexively clear the browser cache before running a test on a web application. Yet, we cannot necessarily expect that actual users of the application will approach it with a clean cache ...
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Recommend a tool/browser extension to fill forms

Can anyone recommend a tool (free) or browser extension (preferably for Chrome) when filling in forms from a front end view. I've come across Form Filler for Chrome https://chrome.google.com/webstore/...
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When all web browsers follow IT industry standards then what is the need of Compatibility testing?

Simple question: WHY we need compatibility testing? Mostly answer that because application behaves differently on different web browsers. That is what I’m asking that why application behaves ...
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How can I reduce the execution speed in webdriver so that I can view properly what is happening on browser?

I want to reduce the speed for execution of script so that I can view the execution properly on browser. I want do this in webdriver.
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Unresponsive scripts search

I am searching for tool or rules set for searching of unresponsive (or slow) scripts(I guess JS in most cases). Of course it could be browser dependend, coz some unresponsive script in firefox work ok ...
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Multiple isolated browsers on a single machine

First of all - sorry if it's something well-known amongst testers, I'm not a tester at all but for now I must perform some kind of tests. We have a distributed software layer distributed across ...
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If we click on down load file it will ask for confirmation whether to open or save? how to handle this in selenium web driver using python

I am new to Selenium WebDriver. I need to download the file, if we click on download, after downloading it it will ask confirmation to open or save file. It should save without asking confirmation. ...
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Setting browser to display notifcation for all errors - good idea?

Our product is a web based SaaS application. Internet Explorer has a setting to Display a notification for every script error that QA has turned on (for manual and automated testing). This causes some ...
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How can I use the API that Chrome uses to check for the current version

I want to write a program that detects when a new version of Chrome has been released - and I want to use the same API that Chrome uses itself when it checks. This is so I can trigger some Selenium ...
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Selenium IDE is automatically getting rid off

I am using selenium-ide-2.4.0 api in Mozilla Firefox 16, when i close and use Firefox 2 and again restart my Firefox 16 i need to re-install my api and use it, Why is it happening so?
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What are some nice sources for User-Agent strings?

I'm testing a library that processes queries based on User-Agent. In my tests, I'd like to feed it as much strings as possible. Where can I find a public collection of User-Agent strings? I'm ...
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What is the best way to have a SpecFlow project run across multiple browsers?

I'm working on setting up a SpecFlow project to test a portal. Thus far I've haven't had issues writing some "hello world" features and steps. My question is as the testing project grows, what is the ...
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What common browser plugins should be tested against?

In previous companies, I'd decided not to test against Skype plugin breaking my website's UI. Is it common enough now that it should be tested, just as Flash is/was common place? I have no analytics ...
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Industry standard on testing zoom levels

Is there an industry standard on how many zoom levels should be tested when working on a website?
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Should web pages be tested for ZOOM levels?

As a Product Manager, one of my entry-level SQA Testers asked me an interesting question - "Should we be testing for zoom levels? ie, when a user magnifies or zooms out in their browser or an iOS user ...
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Testing IE 7, 8, 9. Is the IE9 compatability mode sufficient?

I am wondering if people find that IE9 compatibility mode is sufficient enough to complete testing sites for multiple IE versions. In comparison to IE collections, virtual machines, etc.
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Cross Browser Testing of enterprise applications

I'm looking for a cross browser testing solution for an enterprise banking application during the QA phase. Is there a tool out there that mimics the action that the tester takes on one browser and ...
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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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Getting older (any) Firefox version

Where to get installer for older Firefox version? For testing, I often need particular version and language mutation of particular browser, and Google often leads to sites that tend to either serve ...
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Is Selenium the right tool for browser compatibility testing?

I have been seeing a lot of customers pushing for browser compatibility testing using Selenium. Was wondering whether this is really necessary. The push is mostly due to Selenium grid supporting multi ...
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Utilu vs IETester vs Virtual Machines

I have used IETester in the past for testing in older versions of IE, however I've recently come across Utilu IE Collection and Utilu Firefox Collection. However, I'm not certain of the reliability ...
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Is browser version matrix a thing of the past?

Microsoft announced that they will automatically update users to the latest version of IE if they have automatic updates turned on (this is a change from before where people had to explicitly accept ...
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How do I close the browser window at the end of a Selenium test?

I have googled for the answer, but the .stop() so frequently mentioned doesn't work for me. The Chrome window the test was running in remains open. def test_getResults(self): sel = selenium('...