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

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what is the best way to write automated end to end user scenarios?

When automating user scenarios, we typically cover an end-to-end user flow. Unit testing recommends that each test method should be independant and only test one thing. But things are different in ...
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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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How can I access a site protected with basic HTTP authentication using Python, Selenium2, and Chrome Webdriver

I'm using the Python bindings for Selenium2 with the Chrome webdriver. I need to access a site that is protected with basic HTTP authentication. from selenium import webdriver driver = webdriver....
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Iterating through a table : Avoiding stale element exceptions (Webdriver - Python)

Here is an interesting problem (or at least i think so) As an Admin I have a table with N entries (51 to give a number). Each entry in a row is a recruiter name with a link to 'Login' as that person. ...
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Xpath captured using Selenium IDE is not running in Selenium RC for Links designed in XML

The below xpath which is captured for links in selenium IDE is not running in Selenium RC. The links are designed in XML. selenium.ClickAt("xpath=/html/body/div/div[2]/ul/li[3]", ""); selenium....
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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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Firefox browser launches blank page while running tests via Selenium

I have created a simple test that launches browser and calls a URL. This works fine in IE but when I select Firefox (FF) browser it opens a blank page. See the code snippet below. The issue is ...
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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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Downloading a file in Internet Explorer through Selenium

I have to automate a case in which I have to download an Excel file using Selenium IDE.I have done this in Firefox by using custom profile feature which automatically downloads file and saves it into ...
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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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Testing Page Layout with webdriver

Has anyone tried to test the page layout of a website using webdriver? To be specific, using webelement.getPosition() and webelement.getDimension(). Shouldn't these two methods be enough for testing ...
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how to start work with selenium web driver any reference site for selenium web driver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find information on getting started with Selenium 2 I want to learn selenium web driver from the scratch. any one suggest me the reference site for selenium web ...
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“java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError” Error when running Selenium RC script

First of all I have recorded the script in Selenium IDE, then exported into the junit4 (RC), then copied the junit4 (RC) code into Eclipse IDE. When I run the project with junit test, I found the ...
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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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Click submenu which is dynamicly visible in Selenium WebDriver

In my scenario, I need to click the submenu that's only visible when its parent menu is in 'mouse over' status: MainMenu (button) SubMenu of MainMenu (span) SubMenu of SubMenu of MainMenu (span) ...
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WebDriver: Can I inject a jQuery script for a page that isn't using jQuery?

Is it possible to inject a jQuery script into a page if the page isn't already using jQuery? We have a few pages in our sites where we don't add jQuery if it doesn't need it, but I'm using it to ...
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How to click a link / button implemented as a div or span element with WebDriver

in my testing I need to click on a 'link' or a 'button' (actually it just looks like and functions as a link or a button) that is implemented as a div (or span) element. With Selenium IDE, I tried ...
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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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Problem catching Selenium Webdriver NoSuchElementException

I have many test cases written in C# using Selenium2 Webdriver with NUnit. I have a problem that when a NoSuchElementException is thrown, it is treated as an unhandled exception despite me using a ...
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Selenium 2.0 WebDriver: Clearing Session Data

Is there a way to clear out session data for a driver instance in WebDriver? My code is written in C# (and NUnit), but I'm not picky on the language for the answer.
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Running WebDriver tests in parallel using testng.xml

I'm trying to run WebDriver tests in parallel using testng.xml. I'm able to run testng tests in parallel by using parameter parallel="tests" but running with following paramters, "methods", "classes" ...
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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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How to specify a Firefox profile name when using webdriver + python

I'm using python 2.7.1 and selenium 2.20.0. I have a seperate firefox profile called "selenium" which I want to use when running the webdriver. I managed to do it by specifying the complete path to ...
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Handling multiple windows using selenium

Is it possible to work on multiple windows using selenium, when I searched on the net, there are only explanations and codes available for Selenium2 webdriver version. For the normal selenium I can't ...
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How can I send the action “Ctrl” + “Alt” + “Double Click” to the browser

I am writing automated tests for a site at work and we have certain screens that when we send a specific set of keystrokes, a section of the page will become visible and allows us to see information ...
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How to start a Selenium2 WebDriver window in background?

I have a series of Selenium2 test cases in C#/NUnit that are run sequentially. Each test case runs in a new instance of the WebDriver (and this is necessary) - which means that each time a new test ...
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Web Consistency Testing & Selenium : is there any tool which we can integrate with selenium to perform Web consistency testing

Web Consistency Testing & Selenium : is there any tool which we can integrate with selenium to perform Web consistency testing I can do this using Selenium but its scope is limited using ...
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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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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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absolute Xpath is not working for Gmail login page

I have tested the Gmail login page and was trying to verify the Sign in label in the Gmail login page above the user name field. I am using FirePath to generate the Xpath. When I inspect the element ...
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FlexWebDriver does not work with YouTube under FireFox?

I want to make a script that plays all videos of YouTube channel and perform player settings and return status. Execution of the following command does not create any error on java stacktrace but, ...
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WebDriver: navigate to new browser window

How do I open a new browser window in Selenium WebDriver? I'm using C# client drivers, but if you know with any language, I should be able to find the correct class/method in C#. On Stack Overflow, ...
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Selenium: How to identify the button WebElement

In my web page I'm having following two buttons: <button onclick="addToSelected('newApplicationForm');">Add Strategy</button> <button onclick="submitAddNewApplication('...
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Not able to identify tab in Selenium

Below is code for tab - account.This is third tab. I have to go on tab but I am not able to identify <td class="buttons" nowrap="nowrap" title="Shows data of bank account" onclick="document....
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Wanted to know common practice for determining which tests to be executed & which to be skipped in TestNG/RC?

We are using Testng with RC. Would want to know a common/practical/generally used way to determine which tests to be run & not run. Take to scenario - In one test suite I have 3 modules - A, B &...
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Cannot locate button with changing ID in Selenium

I am working on a project where I have to locate a button. I have used XPath for that, but the button's id changes on every refresh, so I am facing a problem with that. Below is a HTML excerpt. Let me ...
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Running WebDriver without opening actual browser window

I've heard rumors that Selenium WebDriver can run without opening a real browser window, meaning it runs in the background. I am using the C# Client Drivers, FirefoxDriver within the automated tests, ...