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Use for questions about Selenium 2. Selenium 2 is the second major release of Selenium, an open source framework for testing web applications. A major difference between Selenium 1 and Selenium 2 is the latter's use of WebDriver.

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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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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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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 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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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 explanation....
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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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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 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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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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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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Where can I find information on getting started with Selenium 2?

Some background. I am a long time WatiN coder, and have been since I first looked at Selenium a few versions ago, and decided that it didn't meet my needs, and then went with WatiN. I now want to ...
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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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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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Selenium Webdriver: No such element exception even though element gets available after waiting for some time

I've been keep on getting NoSuchElementException whenever I try to get an web element. I know that the web element becomes present after some time. So, I've explicitly waited for 5-10 seconds until ...
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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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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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How do you wait for jQuery Ajax calls to complete in Selenium 2

I use Selenium 2 in C# to automate testing of our web sites. When building non-Ajax functionality, using webDriver.FindElement(By.Id("element-id")) to find elements on a page works fine, but when ...
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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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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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How to manage application data when running multiple tests in parallel?

Our functional test suite is slow I have inherited a functional test suite using Selenium 2 (Webdriver) and Junit. We have around 500 tests written for our Java web application. Running the full ...
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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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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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Selenium test case fails due to page load time

I run nearly 30-40 test cases twice a day. And everytime some test case fails due to page load time. Infact i have explicitly mentioned Thread.sleep("2000"); wherever i feel it takes more time to load....
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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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How do I handle the login modal dialog created by onLoad in a WebDriver & Java based test automation

I am working on the test automation that uses WebDriver (Selenium 2) and Java. The AUT is web-based application. A modal dialog pops up that requires user authentication before the user can access ...
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How to take ScreenShot & save it with different filenames by using Selenium & Java? [closed]

I have created screenShot() method to take the screenshot of the web page. When I used this method in my code first time it will capture the screen and it will save the image with image1 name. When I ...
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Not able to scroll down page using Selenium webdriver [duplicate]

I want to scroll down a page that is coming inside a form, not on the main page. I tried this code: JavascriptExecutor jse = (JavascriptExecutor)driver; jse.executeScript("window.scrollBy(0,250)", "...
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How to capture a series of screenshots in Web Driver using Java

I Just wanted to know that how can we take a series of screenshots / a video recording for a screen using Selenium 2/Web Driver with JAVA ? Please provide the answer or the link where I can get an ...
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java + log4j : How to fix "No appenders could be found for logger (org.apache.http.client.protocol.RequestAddCookies)"

Working with selenium + maven project in eclipse. I am facing below warnings: log4j:WARN No appenders could be found for logger(org.apache.http.client.protocol.RequestAddCookies). log4j:WARN Please ...
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How to Create "Runnable jar" file for deployment? [closed]

i have one selenium project, i need to deploy as jar file how to do that? i used following tools/api's Selenium Web driver+java poi JXL TestNG AUT Reporter i don't have Main Method. Runnable jar ...
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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, ...
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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 to verify two images using Selenium WebDriver? [duplicate]

Webdriver does not provide direct any function to image verification, but we can verify images by taking two screenshots of the whole web page using TakeScreenshot WebDriver function, one at script ...
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Selenium 2 element.click() is unreliable

I am using Selenium 2 2.16 build. I've been running into problems where I get a variable response to a click() call, where sometimes the click activates the behaviour behind the element (new page ...
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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 switch-handle-close particular popup window, When multiple popups are opened?

I know how to switch to single popup window, but I do not know how to switch particular popup window when you have more popup windows. Scenario is: Go to the each and every popup Get the title ...
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Fieldlevel validation in Selenium Webdriver (Java)

how to test validations for "FIRSTNAME" textfield. Below are the details and code. URL: http://www.vrlbus.in/vrl2013/register_customer.aspx Special chars: #!#!#$@#!$@!$@#$%#%^#$^^&%&$%* (...
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Locating element by link text (anchor tag innerHTML) or xpath fails in Selenium 2.0 Webdriver

I'm using Selenium 2.0 web driver. My script keeps failing whenever I try locating something in my page. It throws an exception whether I locate the element by LinkText or by XPath. driver....
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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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WebDriver API: 'Failed to send keys because cannot focus element' -- better workaround than using Firefox instead of Chrome?

There's a bug in the chromedriver.exe Chrome driver for Selenium's WebDriver API. You can't use send_keys for certain types of inputs, like for the jQuery plugin "EZPZ Hint". It works okay on simple ...
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Cloud Based Automation Testing with Selenium WebDriver - Java

I am beginner in selenium webdriver (java), and wanted to know whether selenium webdriver can be used in cloud based application testing or not, if yes how to setup it (Searched over the net but didn'...
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Can't click this checkbox using WebDriver / Selenium -- ElementNotVisibleException

See attached image. The element is visible to me as a user, but I keep getting the ElementNotVisibleException error. It seems to locate the element via multiple methods, but the .click() fails. Is it ...
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WebDriverWait or ImplicitlyWait or ExplictlyWait nothing works

I'm using Selenium 2 tests (written in C#) that choose values from a "select" control. Selection causes a post-back to the server, which updates the state of the page. I am therefore performing a ...
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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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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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Advanced selenium webdriver tutorial/course [duplicate]

Is there an online advanced/intermediate tutorial on Selenium Webdriver. Preferably using Java. I've searched a lot but could not find such a course/tutorial. Almost 99% are very basic, and I would ...
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What kind of test cases can we not automate in selenium webdriver - java [closed]

I want to know what kind of test cases we cannot automate using selenium webdriver. I do not want to use any 3rd party tool (Autoit, etc..) What are the limitations of Selenium WebDriver?
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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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Headless browser testing using X virtual frame buffer

My current setup is using Jenkins as my CI environment, which has some ubuntu server nodes to execute the end to end browser tests on some amazon EC2 machines using selenium 2. I am wondering if ...
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