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Step type reference

Reference table and descriptions of all different step types

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Written by Arto Vuori
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Step type reference table

Step Type

Description

How to Add Step

A single mouse click event to a page HTML element.

Click on the step menu Click icon.

Verify content (text or HTML element) on the page

Click the Check icon from the step menu, then click an element and select how the found element's content will be tested.

Enter an input text you desire in a selected element

Click the Input Text icon, then click an element on the virtual browser, then enter what content to insert in the selected element

Move the mouse over a specific HTML element

Click the hover icon, then click over the area of the page where you want the mouse to be moved. Menus using hover might need multiple hover steps.

Wait for n seconds before continuing to the next step

Click the Wait icon from the step menu, then set the time in seconds via the scroll bar.

Select the element to drag and drop it to the corresponding element

Click the Drag'n'drop icon, then select the element to drag or define it with element locators and then select the element where to drop the dragged element.

Select an element from the page

Click the Select icon, then select the element whose items will be selected. There is an option to select an element by its visible text or value.

Clear selected items

Click the clear select icon, then select the element to clear any item selections on the page using the select element button or using element locators.

Run JavaScript code on the browser

Click the javascript code icon, then add JavaScript code by writing code on the code editor or by using the tools to generate code from AI or search saved JS templates.

Use variables from the page in other steps

Click the variable icon, then choose the selected element variable to be used in multiple steps after defining its name.
​See this instruction video for more details

Open Usetrace's webmail client serving <string>@usetrace.com addresses.

Click the Email icon, then type the string for the mailbox you want to open <string>@usetrace.com and the Virtual browser will open the mailbox

Upload a Usetrace preselected file (png, jpg, zip, pdf) to your app.

Click the Upload icon, then select the desired file under File Name when opening the upload step.

Download a file.

Click Download icon and then download a file using the URL to download option

The equivalent of pressing the browser's reload button.

Click the Reload icon from the step menu.

Changes browser's http/s addresses.

Click the Navigate icon and provide a new URL address or use the project base URL.

The equivalent of pressing the browser's back button.

Click the Go Back icon from the step menu.

The equivalent of pressing the browser's forward button.

Click the Go Forward icon from the step menu.

Select which window or tab to open

Click the Window icon, then define which window or tab to activate by providing a window index or a window title.

Starts recording user behavior by creating automatic steps

Click the Record Steps icon

Every trace in the project is considered a routine and will be displayed on the right side of the step icons, under the "Search routine...".

Selecting any trace in the search results will add the routine to the position after the "+" the user selects.
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For more information about how routines work click here.
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