Selenium IDE is a fully-functional Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that installs as a plugin in Mozilla Firefox, which empower developers to test web applications. With the Selenium IDE, we can record user interactions with the web browser and play them back to the application.
Thus it works on the core principle of Record and Playback (other example is UFT/QTP) but it only works on Firefox browser (Major limitation).
Launch Firefox and open the below link.
Link: – http://www.seleniumhq.org/download/
Click on the link for latest available release under “Selenium IDE”.
Firefox will protect you from installing add-ons from unfamiliar locations, so we need to click ‘Allow’ to proceed with the installation
After download progress is completed, click on Install now on the pop window opened.
Restart the Firefox browser
Shortcut: – Alt + Ctrl + s
Use top right corner of browser and click Selenium icon
|IDE Icon on Browser|
Path:-Firefox Menu -> Web Developer -> Selenium IDE
|Launching Selenium IDE|
1. By default IDE comes with 4 default plugins.
Path:- Options (Menu Bar) ->Options ->Plugins
We can find more on this link
2.We can Enable Web driver playback.
Path: – Options (Menu Bar) ->Options ->WebDriver
|Enable WebDriver Playback|