Questions tagged [selenium-webdriver]

Used for questions about using Selenium WebDriver, a browser automation framework frequently used to automate testing in a browser.

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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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Click event in Selenium webdriver is not working [closed]

I tried everything: click, send, etc. Below is my code: WebElement element = ((WrapsDriver) selenium) .getWrappedDriver().findElement(By.xpath(LOGOUT_XPATH)); element.sendKeys(Keys.ENTER); try { ...
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Selenium RC is out dated or still in the market after selenium 2.5 release?

I am writing a training course for Selenium automation testing. I am a bit confused comparing Selenium RC to Selenium2/Webdriver, since the latest release of Selenium2/Webdriver has all of the ...
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How to instantiate a .NET FirefoxDriver when FF is installed in non-default location?

My Firefox 5 is installed not at the default location. So, I tried with the following to create a FirefoxDriver: private IWebDriver driver; [SetUp] public void SetupTest() { var ffBinary = new ...
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How to assert values on a page opened by a link on another page?

A link on page 1 opens a new page "receipt page". It contains only text values. I need to assert or verify values on the receipt page to ensure that this is the correct receipt. After executing the ...
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Why does IE9 running WebDriver scripts gets out of focus if other applications are open?

I have automated tests running on IE9 on Windows 7 64 bit. The application under test is a simple webform with a 'Next' button on each page. When i run the automated tests on Firefox 12 they run in ...
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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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How to create shortcut to run Selenium script?

Is it possible to have some kind of shortcut (probably bookmarklet) to run specific Selenium script? While developing webapp I'd like to have a possibility to quickly run specific Selenium script to ...
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Unable to locate element (Modal Dialogue Box)

I'm new to Webdriver. I need to automate a scenario on Mozilla, System info: os.name: 'Windows 7', os.arch: 'amd64', os.version: '6.1', java.version: '1.6.0_27' I have a scenario to create a user and ...
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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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Selenium not recognizing actions on JavaScript-generated page

O hai SQA, first post here. I just started using Selenium a few days ago. However, I'm a little stumped getting it to work with one of my projects. I have an HTML file containing a collection of ...
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How to indicate an ` ` in xpath?

Say we have the following HTML code. What I want is to locate to the label element whose text is 'AgendaShowCapacity (1 remaining)' with XPath. <div id="pageContent"> <fieldset> &...
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Verify text present in jquery dialog box

I need to verfiy the dialog box displayed on clicking a 'Save' button for below conditions. Whether the dialog box is displayed? Text present in the dialog box? I have tried using all locators and ...
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Selenium testing using checksums of html

I am new at selenium testing and am writing a bunch of tests for a webpage that relies heavily on javascript user interaction. At first I wrote a lot of assertions of the style If I press button ...
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moveToElement function not working on IE when browser is minimized or not active using Selenium Webdriver

I'm trying to automate an application using Selenium Webdriver. The moveToElement function fails when the browser is minimized or not active (keep other app active). It works when I keep AUT browser ...
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What are the best beginner tutorials for Selenium IDE

I have gone through the possible duplicate question,it was related to selenium webdriver . I am new to Selenium IDE tool. Could you please suggest me some best PDFs and sites with Selenium tutorials ...
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Passing session while switching control to a pop-up window [closed]

I am trying to choose a date by clicking an image which results in a pop-up window with a date picker in it.But when done through selenium the session expires and the login page appears in the pop-up ...
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Running Selenium as a service with multiple users

I want to run Selenium on a Windows server and have multiple testers connect to it. If two users connect at the same time and both ask to run a test against a browser, will Selenium start two ...
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Is there an Interface to Run Selenium 2.0 WebDriver Test Cases other than NUnit?

Is it possible to wrap around Selenium 2.0 WebDriver Test Cases with anything other than NUnit for C# code? Or perhaps NUnit has a nice application to do this with? If not, how can I wrap around the ...
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Why do I want to use Rake in Selenium Webdriver tests?

My question is why would I want to use rake, make, or ant in any of my automated tests. I specifically use Ruby with Selenium-Webdriver and I have thus far used test-unit to wrap my test cases to ...
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Conditional statement for fail and error test outcomes in Selenium?

Say I have this function: def tearDown(self): """ clean up by closing the browser window """ self.driver.quit() I want to skip closing the browser if the test failed or errored out (so I ...
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Choosing framework type for selenium RC/Webdriver

I had opportunity to work in around 3 different projects, where selenium have been used extensively. Among them 2 were based on Data driven (say test cases driven by testng XML for each scenario with ...
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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 Spy elements in an in-browser applet

I am trying to automate user interaction on a web application which is having embedded java applet in it. Need a tool that can spy the objects in the java applet in browser . The plan is to use FEST -...
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Selenium with Ruby - getting an error SeleniumRubyWindowsTest.rb:1:in `require': no such file to load

SeleniumRubyWindowsTest.rb:1:in `require': no such file to load -- selenium (Loa dError) from SeleniumRubyWindowsTest.rb:1 I followed the steps from this blog - http://testnerdy.blogspot.ca/...
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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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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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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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Deploying Selenium RC tests with Teamcity

I'm looking at setting up my Selenium tests in a QA environment which will run with a Teamcity build each time. This seems to be the best resource I've come across so far where someone has gone ...
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SSO in Selemium web driver

I am trying to run selenium web driver(Firefox) test cases which will need a single sign on (web). Issue over here is i have to sign in manually with my OTP every time i tear down the test case. So i ...
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Has someone ever used Selenium RC with Firefox Portable (specifically FF3.6)?

I'm having difficulty to make them work together. How do you setup the server or the test to use Firefox Portable? One of the things I had to do was specify the exact location of the Firefox.exe. No ...
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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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What are the possible reasons you can think of which could be making selenium test script performace slow?

When a selenium test script executes unusually slow, what are the possible reasons which could be making script performace slow ? What steps should a tester use to analyse and debug the problem?
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Need a similar functionality like WaitForPageToLoad in MonkeyTalk

Is there any similar function/ command in MonkeyTalk, like WaitForPageToLoad which is in Selenium, that lets me specify the script to wait for a screen to render before moving ahead? I checked ...
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How do fitnesse and selenium work together

I have read about Fitnesse in a number of books but when I look on the web I don't see much activity with it. And a newbie question - how does fitnesse fit into the Selenium world? Are they ...
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Webdriver line by line runinfo in eclipse console

I use a test setup with Webdriver and TestNG in Eclipse using java client. Earlier when i was using Selenium 1 in this same setup, it was giving a very descriptive line by line run-info which made ...
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split stored value using JS in selenium IDE

I am trying to use js split in one of my tests. I need to store a url and save the last part of the url in a log file. I have stored the url successfully but I can't get the slit to work. So far I ...
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Can the base-url be changed in the same browser session using Selenium RC?

Suppose I login to evernote.com using Selenium RC. Is it possible for me to change the base_url to google.com while staying on the same page. I do not want to open a new browser for google.com. When I ...
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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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Issue with moving large file data to a textarea

I am facing an issue with moving large chunk of data from file to TextArea in the app. Its taking lots of time and inputing data Line by line ... Please find the code snippet below and suggest if ...
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Speed up launch of WebDriver Firefox Window

When WebDriver initializes, there is a long waiting time when a browser window launches before the actual automated test begins. How can I speed this up? Is there a way to have a browser window ...
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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?