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    Automated testing tips and tricks

    • TODO:
      • check example code in to the tree somewhere
    • How to quit the browser on all platforms
    • How to create a new profile from the command line
      • First, use the -CreateProfile command line flag to add a profile entry to profiles.ini and populate the new profile directory with a prefs.js file
        • firefox-bin -CreateProfile "testprofile ${PROFILE_DIR}/testprofile"
      • Next, start firefox to populate the new profile directory with the rest of the default settings
        • firefox-bin -P testprofile -chrome chrome://tests/content/quit.xul<code>
        • the above process may exit before the profile is completely created. In test scripts, <code>sleep 5 after the above command should ensure the profile is created before the next command in the test script is run
    • How to enable dump in a new profile
      • add user_pref("browser.dom.window.dump.enabled", true); to profiledir/user.js
    • How to execute test code with chrome privileges
    • How to detect content onload event from chrome
      • use the DOMContentLoaded event
        • chromeWindow.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded',callbackFunction,false);

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