Real Time Browser Testing

Ensure your website is compatible across all browsers and devices. With LambdaTest, you can perform Real-time Cross Browser compatibility testing of your website. You can choose from a wide range of updated Android and iOS mobile devices from latest to oldest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Yandex. This live-interactive testing will help you deliver an error-free software, as you perform your test to check the intended functionality of features on your website as an end user in real-time. Design your test cases and feel free to run them through LambdaTest's Real Time Testing.

How to launch a VM?

Step 1: Login to your LambdaTest account. Go to "Real Time Test" from the left navigation menu.

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Step 2: Select the test configuration of your choice. You can select from various major browsers & their assorted versions to perform a test session. You may also choose from a variety of Desktop, Android or iOS devices to test on their respective operating system & screen resolutions for evaluating the RWD(Responsive Web Design) of the website when rendering on different resolutions.

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Step 3: Provide the URL to test and hit to launch your desired VM.

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How to capture a screenshot and annotate it with the help of image editor?

Step 1: Once the desired VM is launched and operable, you will notice a controller buttons on the left-side of the screen. Click the button with camera icon to generate a screenshot for the visible part of screen you are currently on inside the VM.

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Step 2: As you click on the camera icon, the image editor will pop up with various buttons to help you highlight and annotate your UI observation before sharing the screenshot with your colleagues.

  • You can highlight the bug through different shapes like square, rectangular, circular or you can even underline.

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  • You can also scribble the bug using the pencil icon & can add text for annotating the screenshot with the help of text button.

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  • Choose from a variety of colors for to make the bug more noticeable.

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  • The erasor icon highlighted below will help you to erase any unwanted highlights.

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  • If you have got too much to erase, then the last button at the bottom will do the job for you. It will help you undo any unwanted change in the screenshot.

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    How to save and share the highlighted screenshot?

    Once you are done highlighting the bug, you can save the screenshot in your LambdaTest's gallery, you can download it in your external machine or you can even share it with a colleague using the buttons highlighted below.

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  • First button from the left as highlighted below will help you to share a bug directly to your teammate's email ID. You can add a note to help your colleague relate with your UI concern as you hit the 'SEND' button. You can even copy the shareable link for sharing it instantly outside your VM session.

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  • You can download the highlighted screenshot in your external machine by clicking the arrow pointing downwards.

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  • You can also save the screenshot to your LambdaTest's gallery by clicking on the 'Save' button. Doing so will close the current editing console and will save your progress in the gallery. You can access the saved screenshot from the below-highlighted gallery button on the left-side, inside your running VM. You will find the download button and mark as bug button in the gallery as well.

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    How to mark as bug?

    LambdaTest provides integration with various 3rd party applications to help you collaborate with your teammates easily as you perform cross browser testing on our cloud-based platform. "Mark as Bug" button will help you to instantly push your edited screenshot to your integrated workspace. You can integrate with the below mentioned 3rd party tools.

    We are constantly adding more integration to our platform. If you use some other tool, don’t hesitate in sharing it with us! Just drop a message through chat & we’ll bring it here on our platform for you.

    As you click on "Mark as Bug" button an integration specific form would open up. Fill the fields as per your requirement. For instance, if you have installed LambdaTest + Trello integrations then you can fill the below represented fields.

  • You can select which board should the card go under.
  • You can select the list for that particular card.
  • You can assign the bug to a colleague by populating the field 'Assignee'.
  • You also get to post a description to help relate the cause of the issue or the card.
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    How to record video of a running test session?

    Step 1: Once you are inside a VM, click on the below-highlighted button for screen-recording from the controller buttons on the left. This will help you record the video of your current test session inside the VM.

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    Step 2: As you click on the button a timer would start running to indidcate the recording time. You can click on the same button to stop the video recording.

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    Step 3: You can find your recorded video in the gallery as represented below. You can download the video to your external system by clicking on the arrow pointing downwards.

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    How to change screen resolution inside your running VM?

    Step 1: Click on resolution button from the controller buttons on the left.

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    Step 2: Test your website on a variety of screen resolutions. Hit the 'Apply' button once you are done selecting.

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  • As you hit apply, give us a few seconds.

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  • Welcome to your new screen resolution.

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    How to rotate the screen when testing for mobile devices?

    For Android: It is straight forward, there is a button in the right side panel of the device that you can leverage to switch the orientation.

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    For iOS devices: Our iOS simulators are running on MacOS machines with auto hidden top menu. To rotate the device, you would have to hover the mouse pointer to the top of VM screen so that the top navigation menu drops down. In the navigation menu you would find a tab titled Hardware. (Make sure that you have selected the simulator app in VM by clicking on it.) Click on it to drop down the hardware menu, where you would find the rotate device buttons.
    To summarize Hover to top of VM screen Hardware Rotate Left/Right

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    How to create a project and project version?

    You can create a project by clicking on the folder button from the controller buttons on the left. You can mention different versions under the same project. Once you are done mentioning the project and its respective version then click on the 'Save' button.

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    How to change time zone inside VM and set idle time out?

    You can change the idle time out by going to settings from the controller buttons on the left. You can select a time value and a time zone from the drop down menu.

  • Changing the time zone of your running VM.

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  • Changing the idle time out for your VM.

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    How to end the running session?

    Step 1: You can end the running session by clicking on the power button at the bottom. The button would mention "End Session" as you hover your mouse on it.

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    Step 2: As you click on the power button, you will recieve a confirmatory pop-up for terminating the session. If you are sure about exiting the current session then click on the button highlighted in red that says "Yes, End Session".

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    Fun Fact: You can change the position of controller buttons to any part of your screen by collapsing the panel with the help of 'X' button on the top of controller buttons. Doing so will transform the controller panel into a hamburger menu and you can place & expand it anywhere you like on the screen.

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    That was all you need to know for performing real time cross browser compatibility testing on LambdaTest. We are constantly adding more integrations to increase your productivity through our testing environment. If you still have any questions for us, please feel free to let us know. Our experts are always available on chat to help you out with any roadblock regarding our product. Happy testing!

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