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Tools to identify elements/objects

There are some tools to identify the elements

1. Firebug
2. IE DebugBar
3. Google Chrome Developer Tools

Firebug: Firebug mostly used by web developers, as it allows developers to find elements on the page by using the find functionality.
IE DebugBar: This is an add-on for IE. It also has many features like Firebug.
Google Chrome Developer Tools: This is not like IE or Firefox Google chrome developer tools is built-in to the browser and will also allow you to find the elements on the page and be able to work out its XPath.

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Tools to Identify Elements/Objects


Firebug is an Add-on for FireFox.
To Install Firebug Open FireFox.


Click on Install Firebug

install firebug

Click on the link “Firebug 1.6 for FireFox 3.6”

firebug 1

Click onfirebug-1.6.2.xpi
Click Allow

firebug click

Click on Install Now

firebug window

Get a message “Restart Firefox to complete your changes.” Click on “Restart
After Restarting the browser, open
Right click on any element, we will get Inspect Element option shown below:

Click on Inspect Element, we will get locators of that element shown as below:

google front page

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