May 11, 2012

Improved IDE Usability in QA Wizard Pro 2012.1

Helix ALM
QA Wizard Pro 2012.1 includes a variety of UI tweaks that make some common tasks more convenient. To start with, the default toolbars have been replaced with a single toolbar that includes the most commonly used commands. This reduces clutter by removing infrequently used items, replaces the tiny buttons with larger ones, and adds text descriptions for clarity. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="526" caption="New Default toolbar"]QA Wizard Pro Default Toolbar[/caption] QA Wizard Pro 2012.1 also includes a new Browser Toolbar that makes it easy to switch between the different browsers available for playback and record with a single click. To enable this toolbar, select Browser from the View > Toolbars menu. [caption id="attachment_11421" align="aligncenter" width="241" caption="Browser toolbar"][/caption] Another feature that will help you save times and reduce clicks is in-place renaming in the Workspace and Applications Repository panes. You can now rename an item by selecting it, right-clicking, and choosing Rename. You can also press F2 when the item is selected. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="283" caption="Script renaming"]Script renaming[/caption] The last of the new UI tweaks is my personal favorite. Tabs in the script editor have two additional context menu items: “Close All” and “Close Other Tabs”. This brings a familiar convenience from tabbed web browsers to QA Wizard Pro. [caption id="attachment_11424" align="aligncenter" width="372" caption="Close tabs"]QA Wizard Pro Close Tabs[/caption]