selectWindow - Selenium IDE
selectWindow (window identifier) - Selenium IDE command
The selectWindow | tab=x and selectWindow | title=y commands switch between browser tabs. You can use it with title=(title of tab to be selected) or, often easier, use tab= with number of the tab (e. g 0,1,2,...). Tab=0 is the main window (the one the macro runs ins), tab=1 the first tab to the right, tab=2 the second, and so on. And tab=-1 is the tab to the right of the start tab (if there is one). This also shows that the command name of selectWINDOW is somewhat outdated, it was coined when Internet Explorer still ruled the web. Today, "selectTab" would be the more appropriate term. We continue to use the old term for backward compatibility.
selectWindow | TAB=OPEN | https://newwebsiteURL.com this opens a new tab and loads the website with the given URL.
selectWindow | TAB=CLOSE closes the current tab. It works the same way as if a user manually closes the tab. If there is a tab to the RIGHT of the closed tab, then UI Vision makes it the current tab. If there is no tab to the RIGHT, then the tab LEFT of the closed tab becomes it the current tab. And if there is no other open tab, then TAB=CLOSE closes the browser.
selectWindow | TAB=CLOSEALLOTHER closes all open tabs except the current one. Together with deleteAllCookies it is a useful command to “clean up” at the start of a test.
|click||link=Open one new browser window|
|click||link=One more tab|
|verifyText||link=Free Web Automation||Free Web Automation|
|selectWindow||tab=0||(this switches back to the first tab)|
Related Demo Macros
The ready-to-import-and-run source code of all demo macros can be found in the Github repository testmacros folder.
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