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How to Download and Install Selenium IDE in Firefox?

The current industry trends witness a mass improvement towards automation testing. This is the reason repetitive series of manual testing has been demanded to replace with automated test scripts. Here, is a quick list of benefits of implementing test automation:

  • It supports repeated execution of test cases.
  • It helps in testing wide series of test matrix.
  • It helps to encourage unattended execution.
  • It reduces the frequency of human-generated errors thus ensures accuracy.
  • It helps to save the overall time and money.

These all benefits result in following advantages –

How to Download and Install Selenium IDE in Firefox, Chrome Browse?

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The common questions that are frequently asked by the Software industries –

  • What is the best tool to get testing automated?
  • What are the costs involved?
  • Is it easily adaptable or requires extensive training?

The best answer is Selenium to get your testing scripts automated –

  • This is an open source tool for multi-platform and multi-browser compatibility.
  • It has multiple languages implementations.
  • It has the active repository developments.

Quick Glance at Selenium IDE

Selenium has been taken as the most popular automated testing tool by the developers. Selenium IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is a Firefox plug-in that can be downloaded or installed quickly without ant technical assistance. Since we have covered the important steps to download and install Selenium IDE in Firefox and Chrome to make the things easier for you. The best part is that to work with Selenium testing tool, you don’t need any programming background. The basic knowledge of JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and DOMS will help you in creating a plenty of test scripts with the Selenium IDE. Let us see, what are the major advantages and disadvantages of the Selenium IDE. However, we cannot call the drawbacks as disadvantages but the limitations that are expected to modify the future versions. How to Download and Install Selenium IDE in Firefox, Chrome Browse?

How to Download and Install Selenium IDE in Firefox?

To ease the process, we have divided the complete download and installation process into six major steps. The most important thing that you should keep with you at the time of installation is Mozilla Firefox.

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  1. Open the official website for Selenium on the Firefox browser. Now click on the Download option in Menu Bar on the top and Download the latest version to run all the test scripts more precisely. Here is the quick reference how website and Download option in the Menu Bar would look alike-How to Download and Install Selenium IDE in Firefox, Chrome Browse?
  2. As soon as, you open the Download Tab in the browser, it will show you the latest version of Selenium IDE as given in the screenshot. Click on the version and download the latest version of the tool in the repository. For more details, refer the screenshot below for clear details -How to Download and Install Selenium IDE in Firefox, Chrome Browse?
  3. Before downloading get started for the Selenium IDE, it will show a security alert box to safeguard your system against the potential risks. As we have given the reference to authentic website only, so you can click on “Allow” option without any further delay.
  4. Now Selenium IDE plug-in is downloaded in the Firefox’s backdrop. As soon as, the installation is completed, the installation window will appear in front of you. Now click on “Install Now” option to start with the installation.
  5. After installation is completed, one pop-up box will ask you to restart the Firefox. This is necessary to restart the browser to reflect the Selenium IDE installation.
  6. Once Firefox is booted and started again, you can see the Selenium IDE indexed under Menu Bar -> Web Developer -> Selenium IDE.How to Download and Install Selenium IDE in Firefox, Chrome Browse?

At the end, you just need to click on the Selenium IDE option and window appears to start your work.

How to Download and install Selenium IDE in Chrome?

Even wondered if Selenium IDE can be used in Chrome browser or not? As per our discussion till now, this is clear that Selenium IDE was specifically designed for Firefox browser, and other browsers are out-of-reach if they are not configured well. Here, you will get to know how to download and install Selenium IDE in Chrome. In reality, there is one neat little feature called WebDriver Playback that helps you to run Selenium IDE in Chrome browser. Here, is a quick guide to help you with downloading, installation and running Selenium IDE in Chrome.

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  1. Open the official website for Selenium on the chrome browser. Now click on the Download option in Menu Bar on the top and Download the latest version to run all the test scripts more precisely.
  2. Once, you open the Download Tab in the browser, it will show you the latest version of Selenium. Now, download the latest version of the tool in the repository.
  3. Before downloading get started for the Selenium IDE, it will show a security alert box to safeguard your system against the potential risks. As we have given the reference to authentic website only, so you can click on “Allow” option without any further delay.
  4. Now Selenium IDE plug-in is downloaded in the Firefox’s backdrop. As soon as, the installation will be completed, the installation window will appear in front of you. Now click on “Install Now” option to start with the installation.
  5. So, you can see that downloading and installation steps are still the same but the question is how to run IDE in Chrome browser. After installation is complete, Launch the selenium IDE and choose “Options” from the drop-down Menu.
  6. In the Options Menu, you can see the ‘WebDriver’ tab where you need to enable the WebDriver Playback with the checkbox. As soon as, ‘WebDriver Playback’ is enabled, you can see the name of different browsers there. Substitute the Firefox with Chrome or any other particular browser you want to use. You are advised to use latest browser version to run all test scripts perfectly.
  7. In brief, WebDriver Playback is a feature that makes Selenium IDE compatible with multiple browsers like Chrome, IE, Android, iPhone or iPad etc. In the final step, Download the Selenium standalone JAR file, Chrome Driver and add both files to the same folder on your local computer.Start Selenium server and Chrome Driver server via Terminal as shown in the screenshot below -How to Download and Install Selenium IDE in Firefox, Chrome Browse?

Now open the Selenium IDE in Chrome and run test scripts by following the earlier steps.

Wrapping up:

Surely, Selenium IDE is a neat extension to Mozilla Firefox, even more so now with this blog, you know how to use Selenium IDE in Chrome as well. However, the functionalities may be limited when working on large enterprise project but you have expanded your knowledge base for something very useful and interesting today. If you wanted to explore more interesting concepts related to software testing then join the Selenium training program at JanBasktraining right away to embrace yourself something really heavy and worth investment too.

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