Log Search Bar (Selenium IDE)


A plugin for Selenium-IDE to show a find toolbar in the log pane making it easy to search the displayed log messages. Once this plugin is installed, the log pane will be changed to contain the find toolbar similar to the one found in the Firefox browser.

Once you install this plugin, the find toolbar will be available in Selenium IDE in the Log pane. See the screen shot for details.

Mini user guide for the plugin
Type the search term in the Find text box on the Find toolbar. If the Next and previous buttons are greyed out, they will be enabled as soon as you start typing in the Find text box.
Click on the Next and Previous buttons to search for the next or previous matches
Check the Match Case checkbox to to case sensitive search

The shortcut keys when the Find toolbar is in focus are the same as the ones you use in FireFox. For the English version they are as follows:-
Next match: Alt-N
Previous Match: Alt-P
Highlight All: Alt-A
Match case: Alt-C

Known issues:-
1. If the window size is too short or the Selenium IDE is displayed as a sidebar, part of the Find toolbar will not be visible or may display some part on the window border. All functions of the Find toolbar will be available by using the shortcut keys mentioned earlier.
2. If you press the single quote (') or the (/) in the log window, the Quick Find toolbar will replace the find toolbar and will be hidden after a few seconds leaving you without the find toolbar. To get the find toolbar in the log pane again, switch to any other pane and then switch back to log pane.

To use this plugin, you will need to install Selenium IDE extension of at least version 1.0.4 first. This plugin is only available for Firefox version 3.0 an above.

As usual feel free to leave comments, improvements, advise, criticism, problems on my blog at http://blog.reallysimplethoughts.com/. Please do not use the review here to report issues.

Enjoy ;-)
Samit Badle

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