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Change URL, Switch between Tabs

In some cases, it is needed to perform browser actions like navigate to new Tab or directly input a new URL.

Change URL

Make sure the Editor is in mode.

  1. Click on .
  2. Type in a new url with your keyboard (for ex.
  3. Press [Enter] to send the input to the Test device. A new URL will be opened in new Tab.

If you open a new Tab by clicking the link on the test device, a new Tab will be opened by default.

Switch between the Tabs

To switch between previously opened URLs:

Make sure the Editor is in mode.

  1. Click on .
    If you have more then two Tabs, click until you see the needed page. The URLs will switch in rotation as opened.

Please notice

When a new page opens in a new tab, but the current page will not have any reference to it, new Tab will be not opened automatically.
Click    to open link in a new tab .

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Editor Elements

The three parts of Testup Editor are:

1. Test Device

The browser window of your website you like to test on the chosen device.

2. Action List

Actions (checks and inputs) are the steps of a test case. An action is either

  1. Check of anchor area and input an action with it or
  2. Keyboard inputs.

3. Editor menu

The interaction panel where you add, configure and run test case steps.

Display screen

Test Device

Test Device displays your website on a Device Screen chosen by you in test case settings. The actions you add during creating a test case are also displayed on a Device Screen. The visible actions are:

  • drawing an anchor area
  • performing a click
  • performing a swipe
  • selecting sections of you website

On the device screen you see the results of all checks and inputs.

Anchor Area (fail and pass)

The core of testing is the definition of anchor areas. If the reference image in the anchor area is not found on the Test device, the test status returns fail. If all anchor areas of a test were found during a run, the test status returns pass.

Marked left is a click input which follows after the anchor image “magnifying glass” has been found.

Action list

Action list provides you with detailed information before, during or after recording a test step.

  • Definition of the recorded action (check, swipe, press key etc.)
  • an image of anchor area
  • hint tabs for a new action
  • navigation inside the test (playing next, play to here, insert new action)
  • three dots menu

Three dots menu

It is a useful feature for all modes when you need to play or add a certain action. Use three dots menu to

  • jump to needed test step
  • disable a test step
  • delete a test step

Editor menu

Editor menu consists of sections thhat are easy to navigate: , , , modes, and buttons.

Play mode

Testup runs the steps of the test case on Test Device. Similar to a video player, you can control the execution using the , , and buttons.

Insert mode

Editor switches to mode when you need to add a new step.

Use the interaction panel of mode to add such actions as:

  • Enter text
  • Password
  • Press keys (the basic keyboard commands)
  • Wait
  • Open URL
  • Browser actions such as Refresh, Next Tab, Back, Forward.
Insert mode to insert a test step

Edit mode

In mode you can edit and configure actions after the anchor area was successfully recorded.

  1. Clicks
  2. Swipes

If anchor area was not found and test step fails, use mode to fix test case and create such actions as:

  1. Enable/ Disable a test step
  2. Delete a test step
  3. Retake Image
  4. Play it
  5. Complain.