FAQ REPOSITORY

Live Testing Browsers

  • Would I need to install a software or extension to use LambdaTest virtual machines?

    No. You don't need to install any software or extension or plugin or setting configurations of any type. Just need to logon to LambdaTest.com, open the virtual machine through launcher, and start testing. That's the beauty of cloud. It gets you started super quick.

  • Which operating systems, browsers, and browser versions are you providing for cross browser testing?

    There are 1400+ browsers, browser versions, operating systems, devices, and resolutions to choose from. To find out about the complete list of available browsers, checkout this page here.

  • Are the sessions really running on real browsers or are they just emulators?

    All desktop session right now are running on real browsers real operating system and are powered by real machines. Mobile browsers right now are running on emulators. We are working right now to bring real mobile devices as well.

  • Why are you running windows server edition? It is the same as windows desktop edition?

    Microsoft Windows Desktop Editions licences does not support remote access to users. So we use Windows Server editions and implement Desktop experience in it. It has exactly the same experience as Windows desktop editions and they are running Internet Explorers made for desktop editions.

  • How much time it takes LamdaTest to add new browser version when it's released?

    Whenever a new stable browser version is released we usually implement it in our platform within a week. We also test them ourselves first before providing it to customers to make sure that testing experience is optimum for all users.

  • Are operating systems 32 bit or 64 bit?

    Here are the operating systems and browsers running on 32 Bit Operating systems.

    • Windows XP: Internet Explorer 8 , Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera
    • Windows 7: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera

    Here are the operating system and browsers running on 64 Bit operating systems.
    • Windows 7: Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera
    • Windows 8: Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera
    • Windows 10: Internet Explorer 11, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera
    All Mac Operating systems run on 64 Bit operating systems.

  • Which Rich Internet Applications (RIA) would be pre-installed in the browsers?

    All our virtual machines comes with pre-installed latest versions of Adobe Flash, Adobe Shockwave, Adobe Reader, JAVA Runtime Environment, Microsoft Silverlight, and Quicktime.

  • Would I be able to use keyboard shortcuts like copy paste in remote desktops?

    You would have full access to all keyboard shortcuts. For people using same operating systems on both their local computer and virtual machine won't have any problems. However people who are using Mac machines to access Windows VM or Windows machine to access Mac VM, would have to careful about OS specific shortcuts. For example in when working on Mac OS, use Control Key instead of command key for copy pasting.

  • Would I be able to download and upload files in the remote browser?

    Yes you can. You would have full access to download and upload functionalities. You can access Downloads folder through File-> Open file, or Control+O shortcut. Be advised however, each downloaded file will be automatically erased on shutting down the sessions.

  • Would I be able to change browser settings?

    You would have full access to all browsers settings. Be advised however, if you need very specific browser settings, you would have to re-configure browser settings on starting each new session.

  • What does Scale to Fit feature do?

    Your viewport's resolution and the virtual machine resolution may differ. Therefore to avoid unnecessary scrolling, LambdaTest Live automatically scales the viewport to fit your screen's view area. This does not mean that the virtual session is not running on the selected resolution. You can always change this and revert to actual resolution by de-selecting the scale to fit feature.

  • I am not able to properly hear the sound in the virtual machine. What is happening?

    For Chrome and Firefox browsers, you should be able to access audio streaming and therefore should be able to hear sounds properly. For mobile emulators, Internet Explorer, and Safari, we currently dont have support to provide you access to Audio. It's because of the inherent technology involved in these browsers. We are working on a workaround though so let's see.

  • I want to use non-english keyboards. Is it possible ?

    Yes, you have access to many popular non-english and non-US keyboards. You can change the keyboard settings through LambdaTest Live settings. Here are the keyboards that we provide right now.

    • US (Default)
    • Belgian
    • Brazilian
    • British
    • Czech
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • Estonian
    • French
    • Faroese
    • Finnish
    • German
    • Hungarian
    • Icelandic
    • Irish
    • Italian
    • Maltese
    • Norwegian
    • Persian
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • Romanian
    • Slovak (QWERTY)
    • Slovenian
    • Swedish
    • Swiss French
    • Turkish (QWERTY)
    • Vietnamese

  • What developer tools come pre-installed in each LambdaTest Live remote session browser?

    LambdaTest Live has all major developer debugging tools like Firebug, Web Developer, YSlow etc. For complete list of Developer tools that comes pre-installed with the browsers, checkout this page here.

  • Can I install any additional tool that I like?

    Yes. You have full access to browser extensions and therefore can install any additional tool you like. However that tool be deleted once you close the Live session and you would have to reinstall it again in next session to use. If you are facing any problem around installing a tool on browser, raise an issue in LambdaTest Support portal and we would be glad to help you out.

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