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Michael
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Michael asked on 19 May 2012, 12:11 AM
Is it possible to record browser interactions?  Not application interactions within a browser, but the browser interactions themselves.  Things like:
    1. 1.  Minimize, Maximize, Restore, etc.
    2. 2.  Selecting something from the Favorites list.
    3. 3.  Something from the File, Edit, View, etc. browser menu selections.
    4. 4.  etc.

It does recognize the Back button, but that's about it.

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Stoich
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answered on 22 May 2012, 12:30 PM
Hi Michael,
you can maximize/minimize your browser from a coded step:
ActiveBrowser.Window.Maximize();
ActiveBrowser.Window.Minimize();

For the rest of the actions you wish to automate:
it seems to me that your purpose is to test the browser itself. Test Studio is not designed to test whether your browser functions properly - it's intended to automate an application that is rendered within the browser.

These actions cannot be readily automated with Test Studio and I would like to hear what you are trying to achieve. Why is automation of the browser itself (Bookmarks etc.) of value for your usecases: please elaborate so we may understand the problem you're trying to solve and assist.

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Stoich
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Mike
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answered on 24 May 2012, 11:24 PM
Thanks for the reply Stoich.  The info you provided helps.

We're not trying to test the browser, it was a question that we came across as we were exploring Test Studio.  The natural process for some of our QA engineers was to launch the test recorder, then select a bookmarked shortcut to start the recording.  They did not want to have to type in the URL to start their recording session.  I've since shown them the alternative to that of first opening the browser and selecting their bookmarked shortcut, then launghing the recorder while telling it to connect to the existing window.

It's simply a different way than what they were used to with a previous product's record option.  Thanks again.
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Stoich
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answered on 28 May 2012, 02:33 PM
Hi Michael,
specifically on clicking Bookmarks: this is obsolete. When you navigate to a page while recording Test Studio will store the URL for that shortcut. Additionally you can data-drive the NavigateTo step in order to make the test reusable:
http://www.telerik.com/automated-testing-tools/support/documentation/user-guide/data-driven-testing.aspx

I believe it would be quite useful for your evaluation process if we got some of your guys into a personalized demo of Test Studio. This would be a session (about an hour long) where we walk you through some of Test Studio's neatest features and how they can assist you in your automation effort. We will answer any questions you have during the session.

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Stoich
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Kopuri
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answered on 18 Apr 2014, 09:17 AM
Hi,

Is it possible to Maximize/Minimize the browser window , with out specifying the coded step?

Thanks & Regards,
Kopuri.
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Boyan Boev
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answered on 18 Apr 2014, 10:17 AM
Hello Kopuri,

Thank you for contacting us.

You can achieve this only in a coded step.

The code is only a row and it is very simple.

For maximizing:

ActiveBrowser.Window.Maximize()

For minimizing:

ActiveBrowser.Window.Minimize();

Hope this helps.

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Boyan Boev
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