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Author: Henrik Skupin

Fix for increased file size when removing a PDF password on Mac OS

Over the last couple of months I received some password protected PDF files. While using this kind of protection is easy for casual users, I find it kinda annoying that it forces me to add a separate step to my process when storing these files without a password on my local disk. And here I noticed some quirks when doing that step on Mac OS. The easiest way to remove the password is clearly to use the Preview application, and to export / save the document as a new fileContinue readingFix for increased file size when removing a PDF password on Mac OS

My 15th Bugzilla account anniversary

Exactly 15 years ago at “2003-06-05 09:51:47 PDT” my journey in Bugzilla started. At that time when I created my account I would never have imagined where all these endless hours of community work ended-up. And even now I cannot predict how it will look like in another 15 years… Here some stats from my activities on Bugzilla: Bugs filed 4690 Comments made 63947 Assigned to 1787 Commented on 18579 QA-Contact 2767 Patches submitted 2629 Patches reviewed 3652  

What to do when Firefox crashes under test automation with Selenium

If you have the task to create automated tests for websites you will most likely make use of Selenium when it comes to testing UI interactions. To execute the tests for the various browsers out there each browser vendor offers a so called driver package  which has to be used by Selenium to run each of the commands. In case of Firefox this will be geckodriver. Within the last months we got a couple of issues reported for geckodriver that Firefox sometimes crashes while the tests are running. This feedbackContinue readingWhat to do when Firefox crashes under test automation with Selenium

Element interactability checks with geckodriver and Firefox 58

When you are using Selenium and geckodriver to automate your tests in Firefox you might see a behavior change with Firefox 58 when using the commands Element Click or Element Send Keys. For both commands we have enabled the interactability checks by default now. That means that if such an operation has to be performed for any kind of element it will be checked first, if a click on it or sending keys to it would work from a normal user perspective at all. If not a not-interactable error willContinue readingElement interactability checks with geckodriver and Firefox 58

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