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How to Install and Run a Web Explorer Session

Use the most sophisticated web test recorder with Web Explorer

Learn how to perform exploratory tests with the most sophisticated web test recorder — Web Explorer.

How to Install and Run a Web Explorer Session

From your qTest Manager instance, head on over to the resource section and click on the Web Explorer extension for your browser. Once this plug-in is installed, you can log in to Web Explorer with the same qTest Platform domain, username, and password to start recording your web application.

Choose from an assigned project, then create a new session or pick from a planned session for execution. If you would like to isolate your testing into specific URLs, simply choose to include or exclude those web addresses.

While testing, Web Explorer is going to record all keystrokes, clicks, and data values, while your test session is in progress. Click the icon to display all widget activities such as forcing a screen capture and crawling the entire webpage for images. For dynamic images use the audio or video functionality. When you find an issue, log the time and note types, then click the edit button to mark up the screen.

Use the in-notation toolbar to clearly outline what you’re seeing through texts, shapes, watermarks, and additional steps. After you complete your session, head on over to the Explorer Sessions manager where you can interact with all your captured screens, along with any test session and environment data.

The Explorer Sessions manager allows you to share test sessions with other testers, developers, and BAs for rapid feedback and knowledge share. Here I’m choosing which screen to share with the developers so that they can accurately reproduce the bug. Then I’m going to submit to the defect module so they can start working on a resolution. On the defects, a developer can see all steps and screens to easily trace the defects and start resolving the issue.