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Safari Inspect Element & Mobile Device Emulator

by Nelson Liao on August 26, 2014 No Comments »

Posted in: Testing Tools

Safari’s native development tool is Safari Inspect Element. Unlike the other browsers, Safari Inspect Element is not activated by default, this article will be showing step by step instructions on how to activate it.  Safari also offers a different feature from the other browsers where the user can view any webpage in a mobile device emulator. For mobile webpage…

Internet Explorer Inspect Element: DOM Explorer

by Nelson Liao on August 26, 2014 No Comments »

Posted in: Testing Tools

Testing Internet Explorer is essential for Quality Assurance because it is the default browser shipped with Windows products. For testing IE the QA Analysts at 3Qi Labs use the Internet Explorer Inspect Element web developer tool, DOM Explorer. For Internet Explorer 6 and 7 it was introduced as a toolbar, whereas on Internet Explorer 8…

Chrome Inspect Element Tool & Shortcut

by Nelson Liao on August 26, 2014 No Comments »

Posted in: Testing Tools

Chrome Inspect Element is a native development tool pre-built into the Chrome browser making it very accessible, especially when it has shortcut command options. Below are the options for opening up the Inspect Element tool with keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard Shortcuts: Mac Cmd+Opt+I to open the Developer Tools Cmd+Opt+J to open the Developer Tools and bring focus to the…

4 Browser Developer Tools Every QA Analyst Needs

by Nelson Liao on August 26, 2014 No Comments »

Posted in: Testing Tools

Here is a compiled list of the 4 most important browser developer tools that the QA Analysts at 3Qi Labs actively use. All of the main browsers have their own native developing tool built in, however in some cases we opt-out of choosing those tools to using plug-ins, and some can be tricky to implement,…

Firebug: A Plug-In to Inspect Elements in Firefox

by Nelson Liao on August 26, 2014 No Comments »

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Firefox is the default browser for WebDriver and hence, tends to be the browser of choice for most Automation Analysts.  Inspecting HTML, CSS Elements, and the DOM Structure in general constitute a quintessential part of the Automation Analysts’ job, and Firefox’s Firebug plug-in is our preferred tool to Inspect Elements in Firefox.  Firebug can be used to…

Implementing WAVE Accessibility Testing with Firefox Toolbar & Cucumber

by Nelson Liao on August 7, 2014 No Comments »

Posted in: Integration, Testing Tools

WAVE (Web Accessibility Versatile Evaluator) is a free tool that was developed by WebAIM, which evaluates the accessibility of online content.  Within the context of test automation, WAVE can be implemented by loading its’ Firefox plug-in and running the compliance report on any site rendered by the browser. This proof of concept leverages both the WAVE Firefox…

10 Useful Accessibility Testing Tools

by Nelson Liao on August 5, 2014 No Comments »

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Accessibility in context to online applications is bridging the gap between those individuals with physical disabilities and their ability to leverage the same online information that others use.  Web Accessible Testing is used to assure that web content is accessible based on the guidelines set by governments and international organizations such as the W3C. The motivations to invest…

Turning Off Internet Explorer Auto Updates

by Taylor Reifurth on August 5, 2014 No Comments »

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 How to Easily Disable Internet Explorer Auto Updates Having updates automatically installed on your computer can be a nuisance, especially when you didn’t want the update to begin with. We have simple step-by-step instructions for disabling this feature on multiple browsers. While Internet Explorer auto updates are only an issue on Windows operating systems, we…

Turning Off Google Chrome Auto Updates

by Taylor Reifurth on August 5, 2014 No Comments »

Posted in: Tutorials

How to Easily Disable Google Chrome Auto Updates If you have a slow connection, or maybe don’t want the latest version of a browser then it can be frustrating to have the feature of Chrome auto updates enabled where updates are automatically installed. We also offer step-by-step instructions on how to turn off Internet Explorer…

Turning Off Firefox Auto Updates

by Taylor Reifurth on August 5, 2014 No Comments »

Posted in: Tutorials

Easily Disabling Firefox Auto Updates There are a handful of reasons why one might want to disable the pesky feature that comes set by default with all browsers, where updates are automatically downloaded and installed on your computer. You may have a poor or slow internet connection and simply don’t want the updates automatically installed,…