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3. Install FireBug Addon for Firefox



Firebug (Firefox Add-on) is a web development tool that facilitates the debugging, editing and monitoring of any website's CSS, HTML, DOM, XHR and JavaScript. In Selenium, Firebug is used to inspect the UI elements of the web application under test. (How to inspect the UI elements of the Web Application Under Test will be explained in the next post. And also the reason for inspecting the elements will be explained later).

How to Install Firebug ?

Please follow the below steps for installing the Firebug Addon for Firefox Browser:

1. Visit http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ in any browser and download the latest version of Firefox Browser as shown in the below screen


2. Verify that a Firefox Setup file got downloaded and read the version of the Browser (In my case the Browser version is 29.0.1) as shown below 



3. Install the Firefox Browser by double clicking on the downloaded Firefox Setup File 

4. Launch the Firefox Browser and browse for https://getfirebug.com/downloads 


5. In https://getfirebug.com/downloads page, select the Stable FireBug version which is compatible with your Firefox Browser version installed in Step#3 and click on 'Download' link



6. Ensure that Firefox ADD-ONS page is displayed with 'FireBug' add-on and click on 'Add to Firefox' button to install the 'FireBug' add-on


7. Click on 'Install Now' button on the displayed Popup Window


8. After Installation restart (i.e. close and reopen) the Firefox Browser

9. Ensure that FireBug icon is displayed on the FireFox Browser Window as shown in the below screenshot:






Please comment below to feedback or ask questions.

How to use FireBug will be explained in the next post.



12 comments:

man said...

Hi,

Selenium work only with Firefox? If no similar to firebug which needs to be installed for IE and Chrome

Arun Motoori said...

@man - Though we can run Selenium Automation scripts on Firefox, IE, Chrome browsers, Firebug and Firepath addons are available only in Firefox Browser.We use the Firebug and Firepath addons in Firefox browser to identify locators and once the locators are identified in Firefox browser they even work on Chrome and IE browsers too.

man said...

Thank you Arun

Navatha Kannadi said...

Excellent Arun.... Very eloborative and easy to learn for beginners like me!!!!!!

Thanks Alot....

Nidhi Sharma said...

Hi Arun,
No doubt you have written a very very nice blog for beginners. I am a new to this and i am stuck in a problem as mentioning below. Please also let me if this is possible or not using the IDE ?

I have one very simple html code for a table, whose backgroud color i want to detect. code for the table is :

table border="1;" bgcolor="00FFFF;" id="table1"

Please help me, i tried many ways but could not catch the color. It would be very heplful if i can get answer as early as possible.
NOT : I am using IDE and i have firebug and firepath installed.

bhrt said...

Hi Arun ,
The Explanation is very good abut the firebug but why it is required for selnium
what is the use
How we can use it in real time...


Many Thanks,
Bharat

Arun Motoori said...

@bhrt - You will get to know that in the upcoming pages :)

Sujit Gosavi said...

wah....what a efforts....really appreciable....keep this good work Arun....

Arun Motoori said...

Thanks Sujit :)

prakash khulbe said...

Hey ARUN,
Information shared by you is really very helpful even for an experienced person coz so many basic things i didn't know before reading your blog.
.......................Keep it up

Chinmaye Sri said...

thanks really nice arun

Indu Thota said...

Hello Arun,

Thank you for the details on selenium Automation tool.It is very detailed and easy to understand.
Is it possible to get a download copy of firebug? without downloading the addon from firefox and also without installing via firefox?
Due to user access restrictions at work I am unable to download or install the firebug on my test machine. Any suggestions in this please?

Thanks in advance.
- Indu

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