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How to handle dynamic changing ID's In XPath?

How to Handle Dynamic Changing IDs In XPath? for example : //div[@id='post-body-3647323225296998740']/div[1]/form[1]/input[1] In this xpath id "3647323225296998740" is changing every time when ...
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How can I work with file uploads during a Webdriver test?

This is a canonical question, intended to provide a comprehensive answer to many related questions During the course of a Webdriver test, I want to upload files. However, this opens a native file ...
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How to download a file using Selenium's WebDriver?

Basically I want to at least check that a download-able file exists / download link works and preferably get stuff like the file size too. Here's an example: link = self.browser....
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What makes a good selenium locator?

When automating UI tests with Selenium, it is often not absolutely clear what method and what locator to use to locate an element. Some locators are less reliable, less readable than others. And, ...
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How does one get started with web test automation using Selenium?

So I've been testing web based analytical software now for the past 4 years or so with mostly manual techniques. But for 2015, I've set myself the goal of getting setup and start writing automated ...
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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, ...
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How can I structure Selenium tests in a way that minimizes the maintenance work?

What is the best way to build/structure the tests in a way that will minimize the work needed to keep the tests up to date as the product changes and improves?
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How to generate good locators for elements in Web pages?

This site contains many questions that are about finding the right locator expression (XPath, CSS, etc) for an object in WebPage or about troubleshooting problems related in invalid or dynamic ...
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What is a good website to hack around using Selenium?

I want to learn Selenium, but I don't know what to code. Sure, I can throw Google some queries, I can fill out some forms, press buttons, find divs and links, etc. But I think this stuff is pretty ...
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Unable to scroll down to bottom of div with data loading dynamically

<div id="findingTblBody" class="tablebody" infinite-scroll-distance="2" infinite-scroll="loadMoreData()" style="width: 819px;"> I want to scroll to the bottom of div mentioned above. I am ...
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How to Implement Page Object and Page Factory Pattern in Selenium Webdriver?

I am a beginner in learning selenium Webdriver. I am not able to understand how page object and factory models works and how it can be beneficial? Kindly help me explain it with detailed ...
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Manual tester wanting to get into automation

So its been a year since I have been studying python, and just recently I started picking up webdriver. It was a long journey, and I am still pretty noob, but I finally understand how to use it lol. I ...
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Compare screenshots of rendered web pages

In my team, we use Selenium for automation of functional testing. We also do a lot of manual regression testing to make sure the appearance of the rendered web pages is ok. I would like to develop a ...
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What are some tools for testing Mobile web apps?

I'm thinking along the lines of a Firebug for the iPhone/iPad/Android/BB that can truly give more insight on the markup/scripts. Even when testing on the simulator/device, it's hard to truly simulate ...
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How to fill CAPTCHA using Test automation?

How can I automate "Enter CAPTCHA" using Selenium WebDriver?
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Is there a captureNetworkTraffic implementation in Selenium 2 via webdriver?

If yes, how is it called, or where can I find more info about it? (I'm not talking about using WebDriverBackend.) If not, what alternatives are there?
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Is mail testing with selenium possible?

We have merely just had a kick off meeting for a new project that I am required to automate ASAP. The project is essentially a "mailbox project", if you will, and I have no idea as to where to start ...
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Is it a bad practice to use implicit wait in Selenium Webdriver? Should one use only explicit wait?

I was reading up on implicit and explicit waits and found the following two statements: Implicit wait is not considered a good practice because different browsers have different loading times and ...
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Controlling database state in Selenium UI Testing

We have a big test suite with around 300+ tests. Now a days we are manually restoring database and creating few Data Objects and hard coding some data to feed into the tests. However, there are a lot ...
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Selenium: reuse existing browser session, instead of opening new windows?

This has been asked a million times on the web, but there's no clear cut answer. I tried "-browserSessionReuse" today without any luck; my tests keep spawning new browser windows. X:\QA\Automation\...
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How to select an element whose id is dynamic and keeps changing

There is a type and search drodown which will appear after user type in the value. I need to click on the dropdown which contains the name of the drop down field. The problem here is that there is ...
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Speeding up end-to-end tests

When we execute the same set of end-to-end browser-automated tests on BrowserStack, we notice a dramatic slowdown - tests are much slower than if executed locally and there are occasional failures ...
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How do I get particular textNode value of a DOM with Selenium

Hello I am trying to find Load # detail from this site. Also You can refer screenshot too. I have tried with xpath : //div[@class='equipment_item']//text()[preceding-sibling::strong[text()='Load #:']]...
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How can I switch to new window using webdriver?

I have clicked an image in a slide show and it generates a new window. Once the window opens I need to bring focus on new window and do some stuff. I have attached my code below, but it is not ...
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How to validate that an object (whose locator we don't know since it is not present) is not present in a page

Let's say I want to verify that an upload button is not present in a page. I cannot use any locator here since I don't know the object locator value. So how do I assert in my test that it is never ...
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Building “slow to break” regression tests

I need to build a lot of regression tests for our product at work and I plan on using Selenium. I am concerned about building tests that will become quickly outdated and broken based on the fast pace ...
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A way to match on text using CSS locators

So I use xpath locators and slowly converting to CSS. I haven't found a way to do an exact match based on text. For example converting //a[text()='Log Out']. I know you can do css=a:contains('Log ...
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Load Testing, Selenium Vs JMeter Vs other tools

I have been using Selenium/Webdriver for functional testing in a grid setup. We are in the process of transitioning to a Solr based search service. I already have Solrmeter for load testing the ...
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Which locator do you use with Selenium: CSS or XPath?

I have heard that, when using Selenium, the CSS Locator has better performance than the XPath Locator. Which Locator do you use in your tests? Have you seen a great performance improvement when ...
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How can Manual QA's without a programming background learn Automated Testing?

I currently work at an ad agency as a Manual QA. I originally came in to act on the business side but kind of 'fell in to' the job. I do not have a programming background but I am very interested in ...
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Handling browser level authentication using Selenium

I am automating an application which contains browser level authentication. When I open the application, the browser performs basic authentication, i.e. it prompts for a username and password. How ...
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QTP vs Selenium [closed]

I have largely worked with Selenium for front end automation. Looks like there is great market for QTP in this arena, especially when you could afford commercial tools. Have you worked with both ...
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I face a problem while opening Firefox with Selenium script

I face a problem while running Selenium scripts. I try to open Firefox using the following command: import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver; import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver; public ...
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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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How to locate element inside <form> <table> element </table> </form>?

I want to locate element TableHeader which is inside a form table, it has the following page structure: <form> <table id="topNavigation" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="...
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What are the top browsers to test on?

I have made the web platform for cab booking service. And I want to ensure the user interface and functionality of my web application across different browsers. But there are many browsers available ...
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Find Broken Images Using Selenium IDE [closed]

I need to test images on a webpage. How should I deal with the following situation: To check whether all images are loaded. To check if broken images are loaded. To that the description in Alt="" if ...
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What is the correct way to select an <option> using Selenium's Python WebDriver

I would like to select an <option> child of a <select> using the Python WebDriver. I have a reference to the option WebElement I wish to select and have tried select() and click() methods ...
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How to find element using contains in xpath

can anyone please help me how to use contains in my xpath? My xpath changes all the time when users are added, so I can't find element using xpath. This is my xpath: .//*[@id='contentText']/table/...
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How FluentWait is different from WebDriverWait?

How is the FluentWait is different from WebDriverWait? I am using WebDriverWait having the polling interval set to : 500 miliseconds. Still, WebDriverWait returns after some delay (i.e. 2 - 3 seconds ...
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What is Selenium's default timeout for page loading?

I am using Selenium 2. I have loaded the page using Get command in WebDriver class which is in the package org.openqa.selenium. My question is that what is Selenium's default timeout for page loading?
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How to handle “Time out receiving message from the renderer” in chrome driver?

I am new to selenium, I'm facing "Time out receiving message from the renderer" in chrome browser while running test with selenium 2.41 and chrome 2.9x. I have tried many tests to reproduce the issue, ...
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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 find real world Selenium projects

Where can I find sample or real Selenium projects. All the material I can find on github and on internet are basic, and never intermediate or advanced. How does a real Selenium project look in real ...
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What Concepts of Java do i need to learn to use Selenium Webdriver?

I want to learn Selenium WebDriver automation using Java. I have done manual testing before and want to learn automation. I just know the basics of Core Java. Could you please suggest me the Core ...
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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, I am working in selenium webdriver (junit) and I did not have an idea about how to code for adding methods ...
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Page Object Model or External property file for Selenium Object Repository

I am a beginner in Selenium WebDriver (Java with TestNg). I'm trying to create a framework of my own. My question here is what would be the better option to store my objects (basically all the ...
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Drag and drop using Selenium IDE

How do I drag and drop an object from one grid to another in the same page using Selenium IDE. This is a web page, and it is designed in ExtJS. Please help me out doing this using the IDE.
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Use Page Object vs other models for Automation in Selenium Webdriver? [duplicate]

I have been doing automation testing since last 2 years and I am following below ways for any website and mobile application automation testing. Create Global Method class where I implement all test ...
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Flex Test Automation Tools Questions [closed]

Below tools I figured out for Flex Testing FlexMonkium - Selenium IDE Addon FlexMonkey - http://www.gorillalogic.com/flexmonkey FlexPilot - https://github.com/mde/flex-pilot/wiki FlexUISelenium - ...