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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Testing Java or Silverlight plugins embedded in a page using Selenium?

We have a product that defaults to a Java plugin to upload files, and then Silverlight after that if Java's not installed. There is a third fallback of a HTML 4 + JavaScript uploader, but I'd like to ...
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Under what circumstances is Sikuli better for test automation than Selenium or Watir?

The Sikuli website says: Sikuli is a visual technology to automate and test graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots). Under what circumstances is Sikuli a better technology for ...
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Matching images in Selenium2

Not sure if I'm even asking this question correctly, however, here goes. I'm looking at validating images in an automation suite that I just started. I am currently validating the location via XPath ...
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Does selenium work with video?

I have some videos and i want to test their with automation Can you tell How does selenium work with video? How does he recognize it. I need to test if are videos on the page. Thanks!
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Selenium RC + Hudson - test runs locally but times out when run with Hudson

I am facing a strange issue with Selenium RC. I have a test which runs perfectly fine when I run my selenium server manually on the default port. The test passes in seconds. However since my tests are ...
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Starting selenium always spawns a second window

I am not sure if this is the right place for asking this. Any time I start a selenium test I get two windows. One with the command which are right now been performed and the second one with the test ...
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Selenium Server and Windows Server compatibility

I want to run Selenium Server on a recent version of Windows Server so as to be able to test IE browsers as well as Firefox, Chrome, etc. My choices for Windows Server are 2008 R2, 2008, or 2003. ...
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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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Selenium.click not working on some anchor elements

The application that am working on was recently revamped and as part of that a new JQuery calendar was introduced. I need to click on a link in the calendar to select the time and date. However, ...
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looking for a way to exercise Android web browser

To continue my monkey question I am looking for a way to generate Web traffic on a device (not emulator) running Android. The unit under test is not the browser but lower communication layers of the ...
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Newbie question: How do I run a JUnit 3 test on Portable Firefox 3.6 in Selenium RC (1.0.3)?

I'm pretty new to selenium, and I'm following the Selenium Simplified book examples. I'm trying to run a simple test that was created in Selenium IDE on Portable Firefox 3.6, and saved as a JUnit 3 ...
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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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Whether to choose Selenium over Watir or Lightweight Test Automation when testing web applications created using C Sharp?

I am currently researching testing frameworks to test C Sharp developed web applications. I have been leaning more towards the use of Selenium over Watir or Lightweight Test Automation but hesitant ...
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How is Selenium different from other GUI automation tools?

I have used WatiN and WebAii but I have limited experience with Selenium. How does Selenium differ from these other tools?
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Unable to click on City bubble on Google map using Selenium

I have been trying to click on City bubble on Google Map. So far I have tried following but none seems to work. Also notice the awkward locator available from map which is captured in Selenium IDE &...
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Page Objects design issues

I have started using the Selenium 2 /Webdriver web automation framework a couple of weeks ago and I'm generally pleased, but I find myself unsure about how to best design my Page Objects. The ...
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BDD with 3rd party services

I am developing a asp.net mvc site that depends deeply on a 3rd party web service. I would like to know what is the best approach to develop this site since the web service is not ready yet and I can'...
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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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Can external object repository be used with dynamic objects?

I have heard as well as followed concept of keeping UI objects in external filed (xml or properties files in java). But there are times when I need to keep the objects with in test because I use them ...
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Maintaining automation framework for different browsers like IE and FF

How to maintain automation framework for different browsers like IE and FF? In my current set up, I maintain two different configuration properties files, one with xpath locators that FF supports ...
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Attach to browser not spawned by Selenium2

One of the things that I miss about WatiN is the ability to attach to browser instances that were not spawned by Selenium. In my last position, this was the whole reason why I used WatiN, as the ...
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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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Handling self-refreshing pages from selenium

I have been running into intermittent errors with some java selenium-rc tests which I think are related to a page which has an ajax poll and automatically refreshes when some condition is reached on ...
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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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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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Capturing screen shots in selenium tests

How do you use screen shot capture in selenium tests? If anyone is using, how effective do you find it ?
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Functional tests for Flash

We are using a rich client developed with Flex. We would like to build automated tests to test whole features. I saw a module for Selenium, Flex Monkium, which could do the job. Did you try it out? ...
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Can Selenium and Bromine 3 execute overnight and email the results

I would like to automate the testing with selenium - even when I am right now a beginner with automatic testing and especially selenium. Therefor I am working with Bromine 3 RC 2. Is there a way ...
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How do I resolve a “Lock file still present” error?

I've got a Perl-based Selenium instance running on my Win7 workstation. When I fire up a test script, I get an error "Lock file still present!" Caused by org.openqa.selenium.server.browserlaunchers....
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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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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 ...