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Issue 1238: Documentation lack information about Multiple Windows in the section about Alerts, Popups and Multiple Windows
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Reported by, Jan 27, 2011
What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Open the Selenium Documentation on page 44 and paragraph 5.10. It says Alerts, Popups and Multiple Windows. But only Alerts and Poputs are covered. There is nothing on Multiple Windows which is what I needed information about (how to switch focus to another window that is opened during the execution of a test).

What is the expected output? What do you see instead?

Expected information about Multiple Windows but there is none.

What version of the product are you using? On what operating system?


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Jan 29, 2011
Project Member #1 jari.bakken
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Labels: Component-Docs
Jan 3, 2013
Project Member #2 luke.semerau
for reference this is in 02_selenium_ide.rst
Labels: -Priority-Medium Priority-Low Component-IDE
Sep 22, 2014
Is there a timeline for this?  I'm not surprised to find this issue, but am surprised that it is three years old.  I believe I have determined the proper Selenium recommended technique for handing Multiple Windows (using the PopupWindowFinder class) but it'd really help newcomers to Selenium if it correctly documented this.
Sep 22, 2014
Project Member #4 barancev
You can help writing documentation, patches are welcome :)
Sep 22, 2014
I'd be happy to.  Where do I start?  Feel free to reach out to me over email.
Sep 22, 2014
Project Member #6 luke.semerau
Go to the page on the website, click the link at the top that says "edit this page". Changes will create a new issue here with the patch file.
Sep 22, 2014
I did as instructed and  issue 7943  was created.

I've only done prompts.  If someone can offer me more guidance on new windows that are created, I'd be happy to help there.  It seems the IDE doesn't really do much to aid in switching contexts or watch the context switching.

I actually was more interested in documenting the Driver API calls which handle waiting for windows to open or finding windows by properties and then switching to them when writing tests manually.  In particular, the PopupWindowFinderClass seems not so well documented but very useful.
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