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Last updated: Jan 03, 2021 12:45

Perfecto lets you test your Web app on desktop browsers hosted by Perfecto.

Note: When the new interactive UI is enabled, some features in the old UI no longer work. Gradually, the old UI will be completely disabled.

Launch an interactive web session

  1. In the My Devices panel, click Web and then Open new web session.

  2. In the Open new web session dialog, select the desired configuration. 


    Regions appear based on your entitlements.

    Customers with VPN connection can open desktop browsers only from 1 location.

    Beta version always refers to the latest beta release in a browser family.

  3. To view Selenium capabilities generated for the selected configuration in all supported languages, click View capabilities
    You can copy those capabilities and use them in your scripts. To view the capabilities when the session has started, click the information icon  in the right vertical toolbar.

  4. Click Open to start the session.

    You can work with multiple sessions in parallel. To switch between sessions, use the tabs.

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Use browsers

The interactive experience is similar to what you would be getting if using your local browsers:

  • To type, click the desired field and start typing. You can type in any language that your workstation supports.
  • To view the context menu, right-click.

    Note: The target browser handles the right-click option (not your workstation browser). To use the right-click option handled by your workstation browser, right-click outside of the browser session space. 
  • Use familiar keyboard shortcuts, such as CTRL+A to select all text or CTRL+C and CTRL+V to cut and paste text, or other combinations supported by the OS.
  • Use your mouse wheel to scroll. 
  • Use the developer tools of your session browser, usually by pressing the F12 key. The session catches all keyboard activity. To use the developer tools of your workstation browser, click the address bar and then press F12, or select it using the menu in your workstation browser.
  • To take a screenshot, use your workstation snipping tool or any other graphic tool of your choice.
  • To close a session, click the X on the session tab.

Share the clipboard (copy-paste)

You can copy and paste text between your local machine and all supported remote browsers. This feature is supported only for Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer as your local browser.
Firefox and Safari browsers block clipboard sharing and therefore cannot be supported.

To allow clipboard sharing in Google Chrome:

  1. The first time you open a remote machine, a popup appears. Click Allow (as shown in the following image).
  2. To change the existing configuration at any time, do the following:
    1. In Chrome, at the top right, click the settings button  at the top right and select Settings.
    2. On the Settings page, at the bottom, click Advanced.
    3. Under Advanced, go to Site Settings > Clipboard.
    4. To the right of the Allow option, click Add.
    5. In the Add a site form, enter the following: [*.]
    6. Click Add.
      The added site is now listed under Allow.

To allow clipboard sharing in Internet Explorer:

  1. The first time you open a remote machine, a popup appears. Click Allow access (as shown in the following image). 


    If you use Edge or IE as your local browser and Mac as the remote machine, to paste, you need to right-click and select Paste. Using the Ctrl+V keys has a different effect.

    In general, to perform commands that involve the Command key on a Mac, you can use the Alt key instead, for example Alt-C and Alt-V (to replace Command-C and Command-V).

    If you copy from a Mac machine onto a Windows machine, copy with Command+C and paste by selecting Ctrl+V.

  2. To change the existing configuration at any time:
    1. In IE, at the top right, click the gear icon  and select Internet Options.
    2. In the Internet Options dialog box, on the Security tab, 
    3. Select the Internet zone.
    4. Under Security level for this zone, click Custom level.
    5. In the Security Settings - Internet Zone dialog box, under Scripting > Allow Programmatic clipboard access, select the required option.