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To open the context menu, Start selenium IDE and right-click on any opened firefox browser, you can see the context menu.

  • Assert
  • Verify
  • Wait For
  • Store

Commands in Context Menu


An “assert” will fail the test and abort the current test case
When we assert for an element it will return a Boolean value. True if the pattern matches the text, false otherwise. Verifies that the specified text pattern appears somewhere on the rendered page shown to the user.


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A “verify” will fail the test and continue to run the test case.  True if the pattern matches the text, false otherwise. Verifies that the specified text pattern appears somewhere on the rendered page shown to the user.


Verify- Wizard

Wait For:

Wait ForCommand will wait until specific time

Wait For

Without waitFor command:-

Without waitFor command

With waitFor Command:

With waitFor Command

Store Element:

To Store Elements or the text on the web page . Sometimes there is a need to store elements that are on the page to be used later in a test. This could be that your test needs to pick a date that is on the page and use it later so that you do not need to hardcode values into your test.
To see how this works, let’s work through the following example:

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  • Open the Selenium IDE and switch off the Record button.
  • Right-click on the text Assert that this text is on the page, go to the storeText command in the context menu, and click on it. If it does not display there, go to Show all Available Commands and click on it there.
  • A dialog will appear similar to the next screenshot. Enter the name of a variable that you want to use. I have used textOnThePage as the name of my variable
  • Click on the row below the storeText command in Selenium IDE.
  • Type the command type into the Command textbox.
  • Type storeinput into the target box.
  • Type javascript{storedVars[‘textOnThePage’];} into the value box.
  • Run the test.

Store Element

Store Element-Wizard



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