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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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Selenium: How to access the same session in a new window?

I am using selenium webdriver with Java. My test needs to verify when you save your login information and close the browser and reopen it then those credentials remain and are saved on a new session....
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Asking UI developers to adjust markup to improve automated tests

From time to time when doing test automation, a locator for the desired element is either too complicated, fragile or not readable. In cases like this, we ask developers to add IDs or other data-...
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Why can't we use Selenium Webdriver to test Angular JS sites?

If we look at the Protractor architecture, Protractor uses WebDriver JS to call Selenium Webdriver which ultimately calls browser driver and then browser. Now since Selenium is passing commands to ...
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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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How do I keep Selenium test cases DRY?

I'm somewhat new to Selenium and I have a problem. Whenever I write a test case, that test case starts with logging in, and it's the same four steps every time. If I change the password for that ...
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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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How to clear localStorage using selenium and webdriver

I want to call localStorage.clear() before running a group of specific tests but the thing is I don't know how. I can see CLEAR_LOCAL_STORAGE variable mentioned here but still failing to understand ...
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Using Selenium Webdriver with Windows Authentication

I'm attempting to create some selenium tests for a website that requires windows authentication. I got my first test up and running fairly easily, but it pauses as soon as the system prompts for ...
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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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WebDriver: find elements by text

I know that WebDriver can locate links through their text, using find_element_by_link_text or find_element_by_partial_link_text. Is it possible to locate any element (such as li, div, span, ...) by ...
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Problem with IE9 security certificate when accessing HTTPS URLs using Selenium 2 WebDriver

I have some Selenium 2 WebDriver test cases for Firefox and Internet Explorer 9. When I access HTTPS URLs on IE9 (Windows 7 64bit) I get: There is a problem with this website's security certificate....
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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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Is it possible to automate drag and drop from a file in system to a website in selenium using TestNG

Is it possible to automate drag and drop from a file in system to a website in selenium using TestNG? Same as we do in Gmail where we can send attachment by drag and drop operation? please suggest.
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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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Selenium: How to delete single characters from a textbox?

Using Selenium how to delete single characters from a textbox using Selenium? I have to delete the last 2 characters from text box. Ex: ABCD to AB
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Controlling database state in Selenium UI Testing

We have a big test suite with around 300+ tests. Nowadays 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 of ...
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Why are Selenium tests so unstable?

I am running a few scripts (in my personal and business laptop) and every day I get a different error at a different step. Sometimes I run and it is passed, but I run again and get an error that an ...
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How to continue script when element is not found in selenium

I am using selenium web driver and appium as this is mobile application automation, I am trying to check that if element is there or not and based on that I have put conditions. long starttime = ...
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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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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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How to write XPath if I have 'apostrophe' in my XPath element?

I came up in a situation where I have to identify an element using XPath and my element starts with apostrophe ('). I will give the example below. This is the usual way we write some XPath. By ...
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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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Selenium - sendKeys() not inserting value into textbox

I am not able to validate an international number text box in Selenium. I have tried earlier by name, class and other locators but it is not inserting the value into the textbox. Below is the text ...
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Automated tests pass every time when run individually, but when they are clumped into a test suite it's a toss up if the tests will pass

I have around 200 test classes for my web application at the moment. I use Selenium2/Webdriver and the tests are written in java, with TestNG used as my framework. When I run each test by itself, ...
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How to disable infobar from Chrome

The option to disable infobar "Chrome is being controlled by automated test software" was removed from Chrome. Chrome version: 65.0.3325.146 Chrome driver: 2.36 OS: Windows 10 I used the ...
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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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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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Is Selenium's LoadableComponent a good solution as test design pattern?

I need to refactor my Selenium tests, and come across their LoadableComponent wiki page. I began trying to use it, though I couldn't really understand what is it good for. I took a look at their ...
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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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What is Test Automation Framework?

I am a complete beginner in Test Automation and could not find a good answer on the web. Some automation engineers use an underlying automation framework as a jar dependency in their selenium web ...
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Is it possible to stop page loading on the browser using selenium web-driver?

I searched online, but couldn't find anything about how to stop page loading over a browser using selenium web-driver. Any idea for the same?
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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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How to autoupdate Chrome-driver in Selenium?

Every now and then when the Chrome is updated, the existing chrome driver used in the script becomes invalid and the below error message is displayed: selenium.common.exceptions....
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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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Is jQuery faster than CSS/Xpath selectors for IE 8.0 in Selenium1?

I am planning to run my existing Selenium 1.x tests in IE 8.0. After checking few blogs and reading this, I tried to run my tests using jQuery locators with the method mentioned here. My tests uses ...
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How to analyse 'Element not Found' exceptions when working with Selenium

When you are writing Selenium/WebDriver automation scripts you will probably run into the exception NoSuchElementException. You think your selector is working, but somehow the element cannot be found. ...
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How to send Basic Authentication headers in Selenium?

I'm using webdriver.Firefox and I'm trying to send the following custom header: self.headers = { 'Authorization': 'Basic %s' % b64encode(bytes(self.args.user + ':' + self.args.password, "utf-8"))....
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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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Webdriver Firefox "Element could not be scrolled into view"

I am facing this problem on Firefox v.59, Selenium 3.11.0. I just click on an element, like this: webDriver.findElement(By.id("row_0")).click(); and I get exception: org.openqa.selenium....
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Faking system time/date with Selenium Webdriver?

Is webdriver capable to run a browser with a faked time, date or time zone? Such ability would be highly useful for my automation purposes. Yet, I did not find any such ability in the webdriver ...
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How to minimize the browser window which was launched via Selenium Webdriver?

How can I minimize the browser window which has been launched via Selenium Webdriver? I see that there is a method to maximize (documentation), but I cannot find the converse for minimize. I have ...

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