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Targeting Robot at a Specific Window: A Deep Dive into Katalon Studio

Hello, Katalon users and software testing enthusiasts! Today, we’re going to delve into a topic that has been buzzing in our community forum: How to target a robot at a specific window in Katalon Studio. This blog post is aimed at experienced software testing professionals who are familiar with Katalon, or those looking to switch to the Katalon Platform.
 

The Challenge


Our community member, Kevin Jackey, brought up an interesting challenge. He was using the Robot code to close the browser in a way that triggers certain web events on his site. However, he encountered a problem: if multiple windows were open, the keypresses would trigger on whatever window he happened to be using at the time.
 

The Solution


Several community members chimed in with potential solutions. One suggestion was to use JavaScript to close the current tab. Another was to find the correct window first and then use the robot for key presses.


Kevin wondered if there was an identifier that he could capture when opening the browser instance that he could use to “jump” back to that instance immediately before closing1. He noted that Katalon is able to track instances in order to perform the “Terminate running webdrivers” action from the Katalon Studio menu.
 

The Verdict


The consensus among the community was to use JavaScript as it seems more direct than using any type of window handle. Kevin agreed to give this approach a try.
 

Next Steps


If you’re facing a similar challenge, why not give these solutions a try? And remember, our community forum is a great place to share your experiences and learn from others. If you have any questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to Ask the Community!
 

The information in this blog post is based on a real-life scenario shared by a user on our Katalon Community forum and is intended to inspire peer-to-peer discussion and collaboration. Please always test solutions thoroughly before implementing them in a production environment.

Feel free to continue the discussion here