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Desktop Web Testing


As we know that cross-browser testing has become a major asset for businesses to stay ahead in the competitive market. pCloudy's Browser Cloud enables user to test desktop web apps on various browsers-OS combinations to ensure that it is working fine across all platforms.

This document exebhits procedure for both manual and automated cross-browser testing.


User needs to be registered on pCloudy platform

Manual Testing

Follow these steps to test the web apps manually:

Step 1

Login to the registered pCloudy account.

Step 2

Click on the Browsers tab.

1 Step 3

As per your browser requirement connect the available machine.

2 Step 4

Once connected you are ready to start your testing on the desired browser.

3 Step 5

In case you navigate to other tabs on pCloudy and wish to go back to the connected machine.

  • Go to Reports tab
  • Click on My Active Session
  • Click on icon as shown below
4 Resolution

To change resolution of the machine, follow these steps:

  • Connect a machine
  • Once the machine is connected, click on the Resolution dropdown list
  • Select the required resolution
5 Wildnet

Wildnet is used to test local sites which are accessible in restricted environments.

To use wildnet follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Connect a Machine
  • Select wildnet option
  • Hover the cursor over the Wildnet icon to see the tooltip
  • Click on “here” to know how to initiate wildnet

Note : Locatsite is currently available for only manual sessions.

Capture Screenshots

Click on the Camera icon to capture screenshots.

7 Location

Users can test websites on machines located at different locations (USA, India) connected to the browser cloud.


Automation testing

To run automation on Browsers cloud, users need to include the capabilities mentioned below, in their selenium script.

DesiredCapabilities caps = new DesiredCapabilities().internetExplorer();
DesiredCapabilities caps = new DesiredCapabilities().edge();
DesiredCapabilities caps = new DesiredCapabilities().chrome();
DesiredCapabilities caps = new DesiredCapabilities().firefox();
DesiredCapabilities caps = new DesiredCapabilities().safari();
caps.setCapability("os", os);
caps.setCapability("osVersion", osVersion);
caps.setCapability("clientName", "abc@sstsinc.com");
caps.setCapability("apiKey", "Sz7pjNEMWeHUkUujhyJ");
caps.setCapability("email", "abc@sstsinc.com");
driver = new RemoteWebDriver(new URL("https://browsercloud-in.pcloudy.com/seleniumcloud/wd/hub"), caps);
System.out.println("driver intialized");

To get Cloud URL and API access key

  • Go to profile

  • Click on Settings

  • Copy the Cloud URL and API Access_Key as shown below