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Does testing on Internet Explorer still make sense in 2021?

It depends on your user base. Either check your statistics or do market research. W3schools shows that IE11 is still 0.4% of their population Netmarketshare says 5.5%. I once had a client that used an ...
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Does testing on Internet Explorer still make sense in 2021?

Older IE is still widely used in corporate networks since it has more integration with windows security and networking mechanisms as well as with ms office suite. Big corporations often have large lag ...
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Is it necessary to test the same browser on different OS's?

It really depends. Actually rendering elements in a webpage/application and the webpage/application itself depends a lot on the environment it is being accessed. The environment includes, the OS, ...
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Does testing on Internet Explorer still make sense in 2021?

IE is (unfortunately) still around. It is not unusual for large government companies to have a deal with their hardware/software vendor that specifically mentions Microsoft products, including IE. ...
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Dividing line for developers on cross browser testing before handing off to QA

TL DR: Establish a baseline, tinker, and react. In general developers should not worry too much about cross browser testing. Yes, it's a problem, and yes, they need to be aware of it, but I would keep ...
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Does testing on Internet Explorer still make sense in 2021?

As shown in the other answers, it really depends on your user base. If you are targeting developers and high-end users, you probably won't have many (or any) using IE. If you are targeting corporate ...
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How to do manual testing for responsive designs on various resolutions in Internet Explorer,Google Chrome and Safari

Yes , I have tested a responsive site into the Different browser. In Google Chrome Browser to test the Responsive view press F12.-> Click on 'Toggle Device Mode' , Using this option we can select the ...
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What are best practices for cross browser/platform testing?

Multi-device/browser testing strategy Above all else: Know your user population and the devices they use and the way they use them Determine if your focus is manual or automation testing as they have ...
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Does testing on Internet Explorer still make sense in 2021?

Until a few weeks ago I would have said "maybe", because people who are still using Windows 7 and don't want to install a non-Microsoft browser (for whatever reason) were stuck with IE11, ...
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Is there any automated cross-browser screenshot capturing tool

You can use the Selenium Webdriver itself to do it. See this answer. Just do this procedure for each page you want to check.
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What are the disadvantages of using SaaS companies for Regression and Functional Testing?

One of the disadvantages of using SaaS for regression testing is that you need to allow outside organization access to your pre-production test environment. In most organizations, it has significant ...
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Unresponsive scripts search

What you're looking for is called a javascript profiler. Most modern browsers include some kind of a profiler with their developer toolkits. Here are some links Chrome JS Profiler Firefox JS Profiler ...
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How to downgrade browser versions other than Internet Explorer?

Managing multiple browser setups on a single machine sounds like a nightmare. Also I wonder how many browsers you really need to support, have a look at Browser market share per version. I think ...
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Do we need to do cross browser testing for minor text changes in blackbox testing?

I think the general answer is "be reasonable". Just because you're doing blackbox testing doesn't mean you should do extra useless testing--in this type of situation, you're likely better off looking ...
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What are the top browsers to test on?

You can search around for browser statistics over the Internet. As an example here is the stats provided by w3schools.com based on over 45 million monthly visits. NB! The table captions are ...
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How do enterprises test their web apps across all browsers, browser versions, and operating systems?

The answer is that They don't test on all of the combinations They focus on the ones that are used the most For example there are literally thousands of Android devices and sizes and OS versions. ...
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Differences between Android emulators / iOS simulator and real devices for mobile web testing

There will be differences between emulators/simulators and actual devices. Android emulators just emulate the screen size and pixel ratio and run a stock version of Android. Many of the major ...
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Cross platform and browser automation testing on linux

Docker is not a virtualization platform. It is a containerization platform. It just isolates applications from each other. It might event fail to run the image that is built for one version of Linux ...
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Does testing on Internet Explorer still make sense in 2021?

Microsoft bids farewell to Internet Explorer. As per latest information from Microsoft, Microsoft To End Support For Its Ageing Browser Internet Explorer In 2021(News here). But still most of the ...
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What tools work well for automating .NET 4.0 web sites using web forms with dynamic data?

A lot depends on what you want the front-end automation to do. Given that you've got a lot of web forms with code behind, I'd honestly consider starting with the unit test framework built into ...
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What tools work well for automating .NET 4.0 web sites using web forms with dynamic data?

I assume your web application is for external customers (so your users can use web app in many browsers and operating systems outside of your control). Which is very interesting challenge - exactly ...
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Browser Testing

Where I work, there are three web applications that need to be maintained, with a fourth (which is intended to unify all three existing applications) in development. Each has a distinct purpose: ...
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How to downgrade browser versions other than Internet Explorer?

This SO discussion recommends: using different browser versions on different accounts creating several installations of a browser
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Dividing line for developers on cross browser testing before handing off to QA

This is a good question with no "right" answer as a great many factors come into play and the right answer depends on your individual situation. Factors to consider are: developer:qa ratio developer ...
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How to downgrade browser versions other than Internet Explorer?

There are online services that provide access to older browser versions (Chrome, Firefox, IE, ...) like testingbot. To download older versions of Chrome, try this URL: http://commondatastorage....
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Why does my capybara element.click not work in Safari?

After working on this for a few hours with a colleague and doing some in-browser debugging in Safari we came to the following conclusion: The element was not visible ('below the fold') and Safari ...
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Help required with understanding Cross-browser Testing

Answers: No - I have seen majority of the companies do cross-browsing testing. One of the cause could be browser configuration and updation but there are lot others too involved in that. Yes - I do ...
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Help required with understanding Cross-browser Testing

"Is it true that at the majority of companies it is not performed" Well I haven't done a survey, have you? As far as I know web development companies usually do Cross-browser Testing (C.B.T.). They ...
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Is cross-device or cross-browswer testing part of functional testing?

It depends on your specific requirements: Do your requirements demand cross browser / device testing? Some functional requirements do demand cross browser / device testing, e.g. an application needs ...
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Is knowledge in Webdriver needed in order to do automated cross-browser testing with Selenium?

Exporting the tests may take care of ~90% of the task at hand. The work you'll mostly likely need to do is patch ups, such as: Calling upon the different webdrivers (Chrome, Internet Explorer) ...
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