how to use selenium ide toolbar elements

If you are new for using selenium IDE software testing tool then first of all you have to understand how to operate Selenium IDE.
Here i have described how to use selenium IDE software testing tool's different elements and its functions.

Speed Controller :

In Selenium IDE, Speed controller is used to control the speed of how fast your test case runs. Set it on fast if you want to run fast test case and set it to slow if you want to run your test case slow.

Note : You can view full selenium IDE tutorial with advanced functions at this link.

Run All Button :
In Selenium IDE, Run All button is used to run the entire test suite. Suppose you have created 5 test cases for you software web application and stored all them in one test suite and if you like to run all they 5 then open your test suite and press this button. it will run all the 5 test cases one by one. 

Run Button : 
 In Selenium IDE software testing tool, Run All button is used to run the selected any one test case.

Pause/Resume Button :

  In Selenium IDE software, pause button is used to pause the running test case and resume button is used to resume or restart paused test case.

Step Button :
 In Selenium IDE software testing tool, Step button is used to run test commands manually one by one. Suppose you have paused your test case and now you like to run remaining commands one by one then you can use step button. Basically step button is used debug the script in selenium IDE software.

Click to Record/ Stop Recording Button :

In Selenium IDE, Record button is used to record the users browser navigation of web application software and creating test script for reusing it and stop record button is used to stop recording.

Command Table :

Command table shows the recorded commands. you can also modify commands or insert any command in between. there are three elements in each command.
  1. Command : Command column describes name of command.
  2.  Target : Target column describes Target element id or name or Xpath
  3. Value : Value column describes Value of an element 
See my next post to know how to record sample script in Selenium IDE.


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  2. Page Coverage plugin for Selenium IDE that get you the page coverage of the Selenium IDE based tests Once you install the plugin, a Page coverage tool button will be available on the Selenium IDE toolbar. This plugin was very challenging!The biggest challenge was to determine the right time to grab the screen shot of the web page. STC Technologies|STC Technologies

  3. its a good one,but plz add explantion with sound on above video,since am a beginner and studying abot test case by myself,so plz help me

    1. You can directly contact by email if any confusion.

  4. Sorry, can't hear the voice.

  5. Is selenium IDE is all about this only ?
    I am very weak in java so can i learn selenium web driver efiicenlty or do i need to expert in java ??? Pls reply

    Tnx in advance.

  6. You need basic knowledge of java to use webdriver. You can find required basic java tutorial links for selenium webdriver on this link ->