capybara-firebug provides a dead-simple way to run scenarios with Firebug enabled under the selenium driver.
- Install the gem
require 'capybara/firebug'in env.rb
- Tag a scenario with
- Run it
Firebug will be set up so that all features are fully enabled on every page.
You'll want to be able to pause the scenario at some point to inspect things
in Firebug. A step definition for
Then stop and let me debug is provided
for this purpose. When executed, it breaks in the Ruby debugger.
Using Firefox 4 and Firebug 1.7.0
If you want to use Firefox 4 with Firebug 1.7.0, configure the firebug_version
setting in your
capybara.rb support file
# located in features/support/capybara.rb or similar require 'capybara/firebug' Selenium::WebDriver::Firefox::Profile.firebug_version = '1.7.0'
Customizing the Profile
If you wish to further customize the Firefox profile used by selenium, you
can use the
#enable_firebug method to add the Firebug extension to it:
profile = Selenium::WebDriver::Firefox::Profile.new profile.enable_firebug
This can also be used to enable Firebug on a remote browser:
Capybara::Driver::Selenium.new(app, :browser => :remote, :url => "http://my.ip.add.ress:4444/wd/hub", :desired_capabilities => Selenium::WebDriver::Remote::Capabilities.firefox(:firefox_profile => profile))