Testing Popup Windows - Web Performance

Testing Popup Windows

We often receive questions about how Load Tester handles popup windows. In this post, I’ll describe how Load Tester handles these elements and provide a sample recording.

How does Load Tester Handle Popups?

Users do not regularly encounter popups. As a result, these windows may appear to function differently from regular browser windows.

However, when recording using a virtual browser, Load Tester records any calls to the server. Replaying a recording or running a test will replay those calls whether issued from a normal browser window or a popup.

NOTE: The following method is only applicable to “Virtual Browser” recordings.

Recording a Popup Window

1. On the Navigator panel, click the “Record” button.

2. On the resulting popup, select a virtual browser.

2. Once the virtual browser loads, navigate to a popup window as shown below.

3. Record any actions you intend to test.

4. After performing all actions you intend to test, stop the recording.

5. Replay the recording or run a new load configuration as needed.

Note: Additional configuration, such as creating custom datasets, may be required when testing dynamic variables.

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