Web > General Pane (Options Dialog Box)

This pane enables you to determine how UFT behaves when recording and running tests or business components on Web sites.

To access
  1. Do one of the following:

    • Ensure that a GUI test, action, or component is in focus in the document pane.

    • In the Solution Explorer, select a GUI test or component node or one of its child nodes.

  2. Select Tools > Options > GUI Testing tab > Web > General node.

Important information
  • You can also modify how UFT displays captured Web pages in the Active Screen. You do this in the Active Screen pane of the Options dialog box (Tools > Options > GUI Testing tab > Active Screen node). For details, see the section describing Active Screen options in the Unified Functional Testing User Guide.

  • The Restore Factory Defaults button resets all Options dialog box options to their defaults.

Relevant tasks

Modify event recording configuration

See also

User interface elements are described below:

UI Element

Description

Ignore the following browsers

Instructs UFT to ignore any specified browsers that may be open while UFT is recording or running a test or business component. This enables you to keep browsers that are not related to your testing environment open, without having them affect the record or run session.

For example, you may want to check your company's share price or the news headlines during a record and run session. If you instruct UFT to ignore these specific browsers, they do not affect the session.

  • UFT ignores browsers that match the defined criteria at the start of a record or run session. However, browsers that do not match the defined criteria at the start of a record or run session, but do match them during the session, are not ignored.

  • Changes made to these settings apply to new tests or business components and new steps in existing tests or business components only, but not to any other existing steps.

  • When working with tests, UFT ignores browsers only if you selected Record and run test on any open Web browser in the Web tab of the Record and Run Settings dialog box. For details, see Web Tab (Record and Run Settings Dialog Box).

Add Browser. Opens the Browser Details Dialog Box, which enables you to add browsers to the Ignore the following browsers list.

Modify Browser Details. If you selected a browser from the Ignore the following browsers list, this option opens the Browser Details Dialog Box, which enables you to edit the details of the selected browser.

Remove Browser. Removes the selected browser from the list if you no longer want UFT to ignore it during a record or run session.

If a browser in the list is required for running a specific test, you can temporarily remove it from the list by clearing the check mark next to its name in the list of browsers.

Ignore ALM

Instructs UFT to ignore all instances of ALM that are opened while recording or running a test or business component. By default, this option is selected.

Add __ seconds to page load time

Instructs UFT to add a specified number of seconds to the page load time property specified in each Page checkpoint. (Page checkpoints are not relevant for keyword components.)

This option is a safeguard that prevents page checkpoints from failing in the event that the amount of time it takes for a page to load during the run is longer than the amount of time it took during the record session.

Broken links - check only links to current host

Instructs UFT to check only for broken links that are targeted to your current host.