Firefox is a major help when working with Selenium:
- Selenium IDE runs as a Firefox add-on,
- Firefox has a lot of plugins that we will find indispensable. And we will cover these in later sections e.g.
- Runs cross-platform so you retain your tool knowledge regardless of the operating system you are using.
Because the Selenium IDE is a Firefox add-on we first have to download and install Firefox.
To download and install the most recent version of Firefox, visit:
The official site should make it easy to install Firefox. By redirecting you to the correct download page.
If you need help installing Firefox then watch this video on How to Install Firefox 4.0.1 on Windows XP
Installing version 5 uses the same steps so the 4.0.1 video is still relevant.