In BlazeMeter, we support the last six versions of Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Safari browsers.
- Browser Selection in Test Creation
- Browser Selection in Private Location
- Browser Versions Groups
- Note on Safari Browser Support
Browser Selection in Test Creation
When you create a GUI Functional test, in the "Browser Selection" section you may select the browsers and versions you need.
The best practice is to select the default browser version. In such case, you will not need to update the browser version each time we add a new version. As soon as we add a new version, your GUI Functional test will run on the latest available browser version in BlazeMeter.
By default, and if no location is selected, the test runs in the latest Chrome browser.
Browser Selection in Private Location
If you using a Private Location, you’ll need to enable the browsers at the Functionalities tab in the settings of your Location by selecting either the default browsers option, or by selecting specific browsers after choosing “Select version” option.
Even when you use a Private Location with disabled AUTO_UPDATE, selecting the default browser version for a test is still the best option - on test start we will use the latest available browser version you have installed on your Private Location.
Browser Versions Groups
We have three groups of browser versions:
The last 3 versions of browsers.
Although we encourage you to always use the default browser version, you may have a specific use case with a requirement to have some exact browser version selected for your GUI Functional test.
The last 4-6 versions of browsers.
If you have such a version selected for your GUI Functional test, we will show deprecation warnings both inside the GUI Functional test and inside the Test Report.
You will still be able to run the test but be prepared to upgrade the browser to a more recent version before the browsers becomes outdated and unsupported.
All the versions below the last six versions.
In case you have an unsupported version selected in a GUI Functional test, you won't be able to run such a test until you have the browser version updated to a more recent one.
Note on Safari Browser Support
Safari browser can run only in the Apple ecosystem. BlazeMeter uses custom Linux images with lightweight WebKit engine installed to enable GUI functional testing with Safari browser. From web applications functional testing perspective, the only difference with the real Safari browser is that fonts might differ.
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