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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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('...
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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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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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What techniques are available to determine which browsers to test?

When websites being deployed to the internet are about to go live, the age old question always comes up. "Which browsers should I test?" I am not asking that question because it will soon become ...
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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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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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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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How do you determine critical areas to test when verifying multiple browser support?

With Microsoft putting out a new version of IE every year or so, competitors like Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari also doing the same, there are questions, frequently, as to whether a web ...
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Firefox (3.6) not loading Flash when running Selenium2 tests

I've seen several mentions of an issue when running tests in Firefox: the Flash player doesn't load the SWF if the browser window doesn't have focus. This causes sporadic test failures if the system ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What are my options for non-local environment creation?

What is the industry-standard method of creating multiple environments on one physical machine? I need to test multiple Web applications in multiple browsers on multiple OSes -- like everyone else. I ...
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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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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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Upgrade SilkTest automation scripts to work with IE9

We use SilkTest 2010 Open Agent to perform Automated Web Testing. Our scripts currently work on IE6 - IE8 and on Firefox 3.X. IE9 has changed modal boxes to unintrusive pop-ups at the bottom of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Automation testing software for custom browser?

I'm looking for suggestions for software to use to automate regression testing of 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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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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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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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 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'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Not able to create login 401 error on login authentication error https://cis-dev1.manageamerica.com/Account/LogOn [closed]

https://cis-dev1.manageamerica.com/Account/LogOn User :- cis-dev Password:- UiCD!s5s3ieQ
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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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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 ...