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open source tool to automate the process of installing Adobe applications on Mac

we are trying to automate the process of downloading app and installing the same on Mac. Currently we are using Selenium till downloading app, for installation we are finding difficulty to handle, ...
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Unable to upload a file using selenium/web driver running with java [duplicate]

I have a complicated interface where uploading a file is three step ( The forum is not allowing me to add screenshots of my window so please try to visualise it) step 1 click on browse tab and select ...
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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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JUnit Framework - Selenium Webdriver - Excel Input Output - Apache POI

I would like to know, do we use Apache POI when interacting with Excel Files for Selenium Webdriver (under JUnit framework) or is there any better approach? Let me know if further clarity is ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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IE always opens with random local host and message: “This is the initial start page for the WebDriver server”

I have my WebDriver tests running parallel in IE, Chrome and firefox. When I run test in IE browser it node gets registered with the hub, and the browser opens and it gets redirected to some random ...
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Dependent methods in the same class run out of order only when included in a “testng suite”; running class independently respects the dependency

I have a class with dependent methods using the TestNG annotation dependsOnMethods The test runs fine 100% of the time if I simply run it as a TestNG Test from the package. When I include the test ...
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How to scroll to bottom of page in Selenium IDE?

I'm not a QA person, just a front end developer. I'm using the Selenium IDE plugin for the Firefox browser to make some simple tests. The site I'm making the tests for uses ajax to bring in new ...
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How to know the count of lables or fields in a particular screen using Selenium IDE

Is there any way to find the count of fields or lables in a particular screen using selenium IDE?
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Unable to add Safari developer certificate in safari

Enviornment: Maz OSX browser : safari wedriver: 2.24.1 Created safari extension and safari developer certificate from apple developer site. tried adding the certificate in safari keychain login . As ...
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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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Runtime exception at selenium.start() - Could not start Selenium session: Failed to start new browser session: Error while launching browser

Followed this post - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1414934/selenium-could-not-start-selenium-session-failed-to-start-new-browser-session Error comes up at selenium.start(). I am using Selenium ...
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Quicker way to assert that an element does not exist

The goal of my test is to assert that a popup does not appear after certain actions. Previously to test if the popup exist, i have used exception handling. try: self.driver.find_element_by_id("...
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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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How to record a thickbox using Selenium IDE?

Is there any way to record a thickbox using selenium IDE? The thickbox which I am trying to record is developed using jQuery.
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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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"Element is no longer attached to the DOM” StaleElementReferenceException when selecting HTML table row

I am using Selenium 2/WebDriver for automation. I have a table and am trying to select a row in it. When the test runs, I can see the row become highlighted as if it is clicked, but then immediately I ...
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Selenium Webdriver - Unable to get focus back to child window

I have scenario where clicking on some link in parent window opens a new window, after performing the actions on the child window, iam unable get back focus on the parent window, I have used the ...
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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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Handling popup with many buttons using Selenium webdriver

I'm using Selenium web driver with Java language. When there are two buttons in a popup i.e. ok and cancel , it can be easily handled with web driver using the following code: Alert alert = driver....
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Is there any way to convert existing QTP script in to selenium?

Is there any way to convert existing QTP script in to selenium? if yes then how ? is there any converter to convert or recreation of script is only possible solution for tha?
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Set attribute of an element using webdriver + python

I am trying to automate uploading an image. The uploader is a Flash object and using AutoIt is not an option. So I am trying to work my way around this with just webdriver. The idea is to 'set' the ...
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Is FitNesse the only DSL for Selenium, or is there another DSL available? [closed]

I'm looking for a DSL for Selenium (or another testing tool) that will allow a non-programmer to automate functional tests.
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SafariDriver is not responding after opening a URL

I am trying to run SafariDriver to automate google pages. What I find is the driver opens the URL and loads the home page, but after that the driver is not responding and WebDriver is timing out. ...
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How to test the test scripts?

Once an automation test is created, how do I test it and make sure the test does what its supposed to do? I can easily test the scenarios where test passes, but how to go about the ones that fails due ...
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Do I need the PageObjects design pattern or not?

Right now I have a Selenium WebDriver framework that looks like this (vastly simplified): \app_func.py -- app_func has the web app's "actions", such as "save a new search" \app_data.py -- app_data ...
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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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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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Using Selenium scripts with JMeter for load testing

I'm facing an untraceable problem in creating a 50 users load test on a JSF web application. The approach that I'm following is this: Writing a test script in Eclipse using Selenium RC API. ...
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TestNg not executes @BeforeGroup if the method is in another class

My code structure is like this: I have four classes having ten tests and one @BeforeClass method to run before any of the tests. In each of four classes all tests are of one single group. And I have ...
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Read requests and responses made by browser on naviagating a web page in C# webdriver

I wants to read all the requests and responses made and get by the browser on navigating on a page. For example: If I navigate to http://www.yahoo.com then we observe that browser is making a lots of ...
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How to select or check multiple checkboxes in Selenium?

I've got this HTML code <input type="checkbox" value="abc" name="arr[]><br> <input type="checkbox" value="abc1" name="arr[]><br> <input type="checkbox" value="abc2" name="...
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How to handle self-signed SSL certificate error in IE8? (Selenium Webdriver + Java)

I am literally stuck to this problem for two days now. Scenario The website that needs to be tested has a self-signed certificate. So Internet Explorer (8 in Windows XP) shows "The security ...
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How can I automate in Selenium IDE for email activation link?

In the send invitation process, the user will get a link in his/her inbox. When the user will click on the link, it will ask for a password and confirm the password. How can I automate it with ...
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How to automate the action on a canvas object, when the canvas element has no name or ID in Selenium?

I want to automate the testing for a digital signature, which is a canvas element. Can anyone provide me with sample code, which could be used. I have tried, selenium.clickAt(), driver.findElement(...