Installation – Selenium Tutorial
In three easy steps, you can install Selenium IDE and get it set up on your system.
Step 1 – What do I need?
Before you install Selenium IDE, you will need to check that you have all of the required elements, as listed:
- Disk space: 500 MB free (minimum).
- Memory: 1 GB (minimum).
- Selenium IDE requires Mozilla Firefox web browser to be installed on the system.
- For developing tests with Selenium WebDriver, you will need Eclipse IDE installed on the system. You can download and install Eclipse from https://eclipse.org/downloads/
Step 2 – Downloading Selenium IDE
The easiest way to download Selenium IDE as a Firefox add-on is from http://seleniumhq.org.
- Start the Firefox browser and navigate to the Selenium home page at http://seleniumhq.org and click on the Download tab as shown in the following screenshot:
2. On the Download page, go to the Selenium IDE section and click on the version link as shown in the following screenshot. We suggest that you download the most current stable build and as of writing this book the most stable build is 1.10.0:
Step 3 – Installing Selenium IDE
Installing Selenium IDE is quick and easy, similar to installing any other add-on in Firefox. Selenium IDE Version 1.10.1 is supported on Firefox Version 19:
1. After downloading, Firefox will request your permission to install the add-on. Click on the Allow button as shown in the following screenshot:
2. Firefox will download the add-on and display the Software Installation dialog box as shown in the following screenshot. Click on the Install Now button:
3. Firefox will install the Selenium IDE. Firefox will restart after the add-on is installed.
4. To launch the Selenium IDE, click on Firefox | Web Developer | Selenium IDE as shown in the following screenshot. You might see a Firefox menu in some cases (on operating systems such as Linux, Ubuntu, and Mac OS X), where you can open the Selenium IDE by clicking on Tools | Selenium IDE from the Firefox main menu:
5. Selenium IDE will be launched on top of the Firefox window as shown in the following screenshot: