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Most cliched Selenium questions...

I see following Selenium questions time and again on multiple Selenium forums (StackOverflow, Google Groups, QAForums) -

  1. Does Selenium IDE work with IE?
  2. How do I read data from excel using Selenium?
  3. Should I use selenium 1 or 2?
  4. How do I handle js error using Selenium?
  5. How do I handle pop up window using Selenium?
  6. Does Selenium support Window application?
  7. How do I upload a file using Selenium?
Well I am am not posting solution for any of these problems as net is filled with all possible solutions for these scenarios.


  1. The code is:

    package com.testscript;

    import java.awt.Robot;
    import java.awt.event.KeyEvent;

    import org.testng.annotations.AfterClass;
    import org.testng.annotations.AfterMethod;
    import org.testng.annotations.AfterSuite;
    import org.testng.annotations.AfterTest;
    import org.testng.annotations.BeforeClass;
    import org.testng.annotations.BeforeMethod;
    import org.testng.annotations.BeforeSuite;
    import org.testng.annotations.BeforeTest;
    import org.testng.annotations.Test;
    import org.openqa.selenium.server.SeleniumServer;

    import com.thoughtworks.selenium.SeleneseTestNgHelper;

    public class PeopleFinderTest extends SeleneseTestNgHelper{

    SeleniumServer ss;

    public void beforeMethod() {


    public void afterMethod() {



    // maximize window
    public void testBeforeClass() throws Exception{

    ss=new SeleniumServer();

    Robot robot = new Robot();

    //Press down arrow key to move down the menu
    for (int i=1;i<=4;i++){

    //Press enter to invoke the Maximize menu option



    public void beforeTest() {

    public void afterTest() {

    //Closing and stoping Selenium Server
    public void tearDown(){



    public void testBeforeSuite(){

    public void afterSuite() {


    //This Function tests whether Home Page is opening Properly.
    public void testPeopleFinder() {

    System.out.println(" Home Page Opened Successfully");

    } catch(Exception e){
    System.out.println("Runtime Exception While Opening Home Page:"+ e);


    //This Function tests whether PeopleFinder Button is present in Home Page.
    public void testPeopleFinderPresent() {

    assertTrue(selenium.isTextPresent("People Finder"));



    but unable to srat server from here.getting error:unable to conenct.
    coul u plz suggest?

  2. Where is your browser set up? Where are you specifying a browser for launch?


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