Closed Bug 1453660 Opened 3 years ago Closed 1 year ago

Investigate using specific google chrome browser preferences for raptor tests

Categories

(Testing :: Raptor, enhancement, P3)

Version 3
enhancement

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

People

(Reporter: rwood, Unassigned)

References

Details

When Raptor is run with Google Chrome, Chrome starts up,

a) not as the foreground app, but as a background app behind the terminal, at least for me on OSX, and

b) starts up with "chrome://welcome/?variant=everywhere" as the default tab, ideally it would be best to start it up with a blank tab to ensure that there is no background work going on during the raptor test run.

Look into setting chrome preferences (or using startup command line options) to resolve those.

When running Raptor with Firefox, Firefox starts as the active/foreground app.
Also, we may want to have the default Firefox tab on startup be 'about:blank' instead of the standard new tab. The standard new tab has 'highlights' and 'top sites' - although they're blank since it's a clean profile, so it's probably not a big issue.
Blocks: 1473078
Blocks: 1503315
No longer blocks: 1473078
Priority: -- → P3

(In reply to Robert Wood [:rwood] from comment #0)

When Raptor is run with Google Chrome, Chrome starts up,

A lot seem to have been changed since this bug was filed...

a) not as the foreground app, but as a background app behind the terminal,
at least for me on OSX, and

Chrome no longer opens as background application, but appears as front-most application above the terminal.

b) starts up with "chrome://welcome/?variant=everywhere" as the default tab,
ideally it would be best to start it up with a blank tab to ensure that
there is no background work going on during the raptor test run.

It's starting with a blank tab nowadays.

(In reply to Robert Wood [:rwood] from comment #1)

Also, we may want to have the default Firefox tab on startup be
'about:blank' instead of the standard new tab. The standard new tab has
'highlights' and 'top sites' - although they're blank since it's a clean
profile, so it's probably not a big issue.

Given that we are switching to browsertime and with this tool we have a blank tab, I assume this is nothing we should spend time on.

Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 1 year ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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