6 Browser Tricks to Make QA Testing Easier

6 Browser Tricks to Make QA Testing Easier

QA testing ensures that the user experience on the website is optimized before interaction. If you’re looking to succeed in the age of technology, you must keep the user in mind by offering them a better user experience (UX). Websites rely on QA testers to ensure that all elements on that webpage function correctly. 

Fortunately, many popular browsers such as Chrome and Firefox have some tools that make QA testing easier. Here are some Browser tricks – essentially little features hidden in the “developer tools” section that you might not even know about. These don’t pertain to code, but rather ways to simplify testing.

Let’s dive into these tricks! 

1. Responsive Design Mode

A web page may appear differently on a phone than it does on a computer. Chrome and Firefox both come with built-in lightweight and simple phone simulators. In Chrome you can navigate Responsive Design Mode after opening Developer tools, while in Firefox, you need to go to Toolbox->Web Developer->Responsive Design Mode. It also comes as no surprise that as we advance, browsers in turn are becoming more accurate at creating accurate renderings. 


Data statistics. Web Banner. Graph and analytics data on isometric mobile phone.

2. Edit the Website Page 

If you find a glitch in the front-end, you can immediately edit the HTML to see if it resolves the issue. Rather than just finding bugs, you can actually propose solutions. By doing that, testing becomes a fully collaborative part of development. Here at TestGear, we applaud this as one of our timesaving go to options for instant results.

3. Check Website Page Offline for QA Testing 

Want to test how the system performs if the internet connection is lost? On the developer tools page, select Run from the gear icon on the right. Additionally, you can run nearly a hundred commands, including the Network command that lets you go online and offline.

4. Javascript Console

Javascript commands can be run in the console as well as on the web page. Developer tools give you access to the console, which displays all Javascript warnings. The browser also offers you the option of typing a command. Javascript allows you to manipulate the Document Object Model (DOM) or invoke any JavaScript function. An environment where authentication is already set up can use this method to call MicroServices.

5. Change the Location of your Files

If you go to the preferences section in Firefox, you’ll find the downloads. Although clicking on the download directly from the preferences section will save you two clicks. Again, however small, we applaud all options to save time so testers can focus more energy on being creative / productive.

6. Get a Free QA testing Report 

Chrome lets you rate web pages based on performance, best practices, accessibility, search engine optimization, and screen size-based features. You just need to click the “Lighthouse” tab in Developer tools. 


And there you have it, 7 browser tips to help you speed up your QA testing with only a few clicks and potentially add value that no one expected. Since Chrome and Firefox are loaded with many tools, searching for a few truly useful tricks is difficult. We hope that this article will make your QA testing easier. Additionally, you can rely on TestGear which lets you perform QA testing easier. Avail yourself of the free cloud trial – on the house. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our returning readers, you are appreciated greatly. 

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