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 left of the start tab (if there are any tabs to the left). So tab=-1 is the first tab to the left of the main tab, tab=-2 the second, and so on. "Main tab" is tab that is the active tab when the macro started (thus also called "start tab"). 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 "select Window" for backward and Selenium IDE 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 RPA 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 Open-Source RPA software Github repository.
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