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Launch New Firefox Action

Description:

Launches a new instance of Mozilla Firefox or attaches to a running instance of Firefox for automating web sites and web applications.

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Properties:

Operation:

Select whether you wish to work with an existing running instance of your browser or if you want to launch a new one. You can select either the 'Launch New Firefox' option or the 'Attach to Running Firefox' option.

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The 'Attach to Running Firefox' option should be selected when we have (or we are about to have through a running script ) an open Instance of Firefox and we want to reference that Instance (or Tab) somewhere within our scripts via a Variable.

Initial URL:

If you have selected to work with a new Firefox Instance (Launch New Firefox) in the Operation drop down menu, the Initial URL text box will invite you to enter the URL of the web site you want to visit as soon as the web browser is launched.

Window State:

If you have selected to work with a new Firefox Instance (Launch New Firefox) in the Operation drop down menu, the Window State text box will invite you to specify whether the new web browser window will be launched in normal, minimized of maximized state.

Select Firefox:

If you have selected to work with an already running Firefox Instance (Attach to Running Firefox) the Select Firefox drop down menu will invite you to specify whether you want to identify that instance via its Title, its URL or simply by the fact that the Instance is running currently in the Foreground:

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Once more, according to our option we will have the opportunity to work with two different text boxes, the Tab URL and Tab Title respectively, that will allow us to enter the info necessary in order to locate the running Instance that is interesting us.

Tab Title:

If you have selected to work with a running Firefox Instance (Attach to Running Firefox) this drop down menu allows you to specify the title (or part of it) of the Firefox Window or Tab you want to use in your scripts. From this drop down list you can choose between the titles of all the Firefox windows or tabs that are currently open.

Tab URL:

Enter the URL of the Firefox Tab you want to use in your scripts.

Store Firefox Instance into:

Enter a name to be the variable that will store the specific Firefox Instance for use in later web automation actions.

The Advanced tab:

The Advanced tab options are available to you only if you have previously selected to work with a brand new Firefox Instance.

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Clear Cache:

Specify whether to clear the entire cache of the web browser right after launching it.

Clear Cookies:

Specify whether to clear all stored cookies in the web browser right after launching it.

Wait for Page to Load:

Choose whether you want the Process to wait for the new web page to load completely before proceeding to the next action.

If a pop-up dialog appears:

Specify what you want the Process to do if a pop-up dialog appears while loading the initial web page.