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Google Chrome

The Chrome technology limitation will pop up if the Ranorex Extension for the Chrome Browser is not installed or enabled.
Google Chrome Technology Limitation

Google Chrome Technology Limitation


The Instrumentation Wizard opens the Chrome web store page when pressing the 'Next' button. You can install the Extension by clicking the “+” sign in the store page.
Google Chrome Instrumentation Wizard

Google Chrome Instrumentation Wizard


After activating the Extension, Ranorex should not have any limitation recognizing UI elements within your web document. Restart your application under test and your Ranorex tools to ensure that the newly added instrumentation works correctly.
Finished Google Chrome Instrumentation

Finished Google Chrome Instrumentation


When not using the default Chrome user profile, you have to add the Ranorex Chrome Add-On manually. To do so, open the Chrome Extensions settings ( chrome://extensions), enable 'Developer mode' and press the 'Load unpacked extension' button. After choosing the 'Ranorex Chrome Extension' folder (<Ranorex Installation Folder>\Ranorex Chrome Extension) and confirming the new Extension, the Ranorex Add-On will be listed on the Extensions page.
Load Ranorex Chrome Extension

Load Ranorex Chrome Extension


Confirm Extension

Confirm Extension


Installed Ranorex Automation Extension

Installed Ranorex Automation Extension


Note If you want to test cross domain iframe scripting with Google Chrome, you have to start Chrome with the command line argument '--disable-web-security --user-data-dir="<user data dir>" '.


Note Verify that the extension ID (see screenshot above) is listed in the "allowed_origins" section of <Ranorex Installation Folder>\bin\Ranorex.Plugin.ChromeMsgHost.manifest file.


Note If you want to test file URLs, you have to enable 'Allow access to file URLs' for the Ranorex Automation Extension.




Allow access to file URLs

Allow access to file URLs

Note If the NotScript Chrome Extension is installed, it has to be disabled to allow from point tracking with Ranorex.