Ranorex Webtestit User and Project Settings


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Have you ever wondered about the user settings, the options that are available in Ranorex Webtestit and how to access them? Here is a short article about the global user settings and how to use them.

You can access the settings (Preferences) dialog from the main menu. Go to Main menu -> Preferences and pick one of the preferences categories and you will activate the Preferences dialog

Ranorex Webtestit Global settings

Global settings, as the name itself says, contain all your global settings like User settings, Editor settings and Privacy settings. You can see the current state of your settings. The last known state is of course preserved, and if you change some parameters by accident, you can simply undo the action using the “Reset to last saved value” button. In case you need more information for some options, simply hover over a specific parameter and read the description from the tooltip.

The user settings file (settings.json) is also available in your .webtestit folder.
The location of the .rxse folder in different Operating Systems are:

  • Mac: Users/[username]/.webtestit
  • Windows: c:\users[username].webtestit
  • Linux: ~/.webtestit

If you ever find yourself “messing up” the settings and you just want to get back to the default ones, deleting the settings.json file will do just that, and a new configuration file will be created.

Ranorex Webtestit Project settings

Project settings contain all the information regarding your project like project name, default test name, as well as some additional settings like Jira and TestRail integration.

Project settings can also be accessed in the project tree clicking on the (Webtestit.json ) file.

If you want to check out the rest of the available options, that are not yet configured, our auto-complete feature will help you to do so. Hit the ctrl / cmd + space key, and choose from the available options in the auto-complete list.

Hovering over a parameter and using autocomplete option apply here in the same way as they do in the above-described user settings.
Webtestit.json file can also be accessed from outside the application, and it is located in the root folder of your project. Any changes made outside the application are immediately recognized thanks to our file watcher, and you will be notified with a dialog allowing you to save your version or accept the changes made outside the application.

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And if it happens that you accidentally delete the Project settings file, we got you covered! You can restore your lost settings in just one click!

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Conclusion:
In this article, you have learned about global User settings and Project settings, how to access and modify them, and what to do if you want to get the default settings back. You may also find the article about restoring the default panel layout useful.


Release notes v0.21.0