Capturing screenshots in Web Testing

TestArchitect currently provides two ways of capturing screenshots:

  • Generic WebDriver (GWD) capturing (webdriver mode = on): capture the screenshot using webdriver method.
  • Physical capturing (webdriver mode = off): capture the screenshot using physical method.
Generally, both ways support your screen capturing but the processing method and output result(s) are different. You can see the comparison below:
Table 1. Table comparison
Cases GWD Physical
Headless mode Yes No
Multiple executions Yes No
Minimize window Yes No
Capture full screen No. Users have to specify the window argument in order to capture the screen Yes. Just leave the window argument empty to capture full screen.
Pop-up dialogs No Yes
HTML document Capture the viewport only Capture the title bar, the task bar, and the view port
Extend monitor Support No