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Starting browsers

Capturing browsers is kinda boring, so Testacular can do that for you. Just simply add into the configuration file:

browsers = ['Chrome'];

Then, Testacular will take care of autocapturing these browsers, as well as killing them.

Currently available browsers:

  • Chrome
  • ChromeCanary
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • PhantomJS
  • IE

Correct path to browser binary

Testacular has some default paths, where to find these browsers. Check out launchers to see them.

You can override these settings by <BROWSER>_BIN ENV variable, or alternatively by creating a symlink.

POSIX shells

# Changing the path to the Chrome binary
$ export CHROME_BIN=/usr/local/bin/my-chrome-build

# Changing the path to the Chrome Canary binary
$ export CHROME_CANARY_BIN=/usr/local/bin/my-chrome-build

# Changing the path to the PhantomJs binary
$ export PHANTOMJS_BIN=$HOME/local/bin/phantomjs

Windows cmd.exe

C:> SET IE_BIN=C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

Windows Powershell

$Env:FIREFOX_BIN = 'c:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 6\firefox.exe'

Custom browsers

// in the testacular.conf.js
browsers = ['/usr/local/bin/custom-browser.sh'];

// from cli
testacular start --browsers /usr/local/bin/custom-browser.sh

The browser scripts need to take one argument, the url with id parameter to be used to connect to the server. The supplied id is used by the server to determine when the specific browser is captured.