Browsers

Full Page Screenshot in Firefox

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If you are pasting multiple screenshots of a web page into a single view, you should stop that and use the Firefox “Full Page Screenshot” feature. You can enable it in the developer tools, which are available behind the F12 button: This adds a camera icon to the developer tools: And when you press it, […]

Browsers

Quick Proxy Settings Switcher

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I switch my browser proxy settings all the time. I’m always capturing traffic in JMeter or intercepting using Burp Suite or using some other tool that requires an adjustment, so I’m in my browser settings tweaking it back and forward constantly. Proxy Selector allows you to store a number of different proxy configurations and switch […]

Automation

Multiple Browser Testing With Selenium SuperDriver

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If you have undertaken any amount of testing with Selenium WebDriver you will have come across the desire to run your suite of tests against multiple browsers simultaneously. To make this easier in .NET projects, I have started up a project called “Selenium Super Driver“,  which is a drop-in replacement for an IWebDriver. Using the […]

Browsers

JavaScript Console Table Logging Pollyfill

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There is a rather neat addition to the console in Chrome that lets you log an array of objects using the new console.table method. You can simply pass some data, or you can pass a list of columns you are interested in – like this: var items = [ { name: ‘Martin’, occupation: ‘Street Fighter’ […]

Browsers

Firefox Responsive Mode

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This is yet another article in praise of a Firefox developer tools feature. Last week I was getting excited about the 3D mode, but today I’m equally uncontrollable over the responsive mode. Once again, if you don’t have the little icon on the right hand side of the developer tools header, you can hit the […]

Browsers

Firefox 3D Mode

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If you haven’t checked out the native Firefox Developer Tools in a while, it is time to take another look – even if you are an avid Firebug fan. The native tools are nothing short of brilliant. The feature I’m going to highlight briefly is the 3D view. Once you get over the childish excitement […]

Browsers

Battery Status API

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The battery status API is quite a special one. While on a basic level you can use it to get information on how long a battery has left, it is what you do with the information that makes it cool. For example, if you have a web app that performs polling in the background, grabbing […]

Browsers

Firefox Spinners and What They Can Tell You

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Update! In Firefox Quantum, the spinners were updated to Cylon-eyes. The TL;DR is that there are still two spinning states: Grey Cylon (equivalent to the old anti-clockwise grey spinner)… waiting for response Blue Cylon (quivalent to the old clockwise green spinner)… receiving the response The original article on spinners is below. If you are an […]

Browsers

Firefox About URI Schema

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The “about:” URI schema has been around since the days of Netscape, but there is more to it than the common “about:blank” reference for an empty page. Some of these options give you an advanced view over Firefox and its cache – and others a just a bit of entertainment. Here is a list of […]

Browsers

Microsoft Expression Super Compare

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Revised, July 2014. I have no idea what became of this product – I think it got rolled into a premium version of the Expression suite, but can’t find any references to it. Original article below… Microsoft have just released a really cool new tool for comparing websites in different versions of the Internet Explorer […]