UI Vision opens Unwantedly Several Tabs (September 2021)

Hello,

I’m just a user of the software, which I think is excellent, and I’ve no experience with programming.

The problem
I’m using the last version of UI Vision (6.2.8) and a witnessed an old bug.

Not every time, but now most of the time, when one tries to use one of these commands below, UI Vision opens not just one but several tabs (mostly two or three).

The commands are those below and one can use then independently that they will present this issue

open | URL
selectWindow | tab=open | URL
executeScript | window.open(URL)

{
“Command”: “open”,
“Target”: “http://www.google.com”,
“Value”: “”,
“Description”: “”
},
{
“Command”: “selectWindow”,
“Target”: “tab=open”,
“Value”: “http://www.google.com”,
“Description”: “”
},
{
“Command”: “executeScript”,
“Target”: “window.open(“http://www.google.com”)”,
“Value”: “”,
“Description”: “”
}

Obviously I not using the three commands together.

Versions
I’m using Chrome version 94.0.4606.61 (64 bits) and UI Vision version 6.2.8.

I noticed that when one creates a new account on Chrome and install a new UI Vision extension the problem disappears for a while. Maybe when one uses the extension a lot the problem appears. Is that possible?

Now is presenting again.

Discussions
This problem was discussed on those topics:

https://forum.ui.vision/t/tab-open-sometimes-open-multiple-tabs-without-reason/2074

https://forum.ui.vision/t/recreator-required-ui-vision-open-multiple-tabs-on-firefox-all-ui-vision-version-in-all-firefox-version-from-1-year-bug/4149

Then, it was fixed. I’m new with UI Vision and I’ve never experienced it.

I think that this new version, the 6.2.8 that was released on September 8, 2021, brought it back.

Does someone have this problem as well?

Thanks

V6.2.8 was a small update, I doubt that it introduced a new bug. Rather, I guess you found an issue that was not already fixed. => Do you have a test case for us? (Or maybe at least a screen video)?

Did you try with Firefox yet? Do you see the same issue there?

Hi,


I recorded a video today (Sept. 28, 2021).

I think I found a partial solution to the problem and the reason why in the old discussions it wasn’t so easy to reproduce the problem.

There is something to do with how long you use UIVision or the browser.

I thought you need to create a new user on Chrome for the problem to stop. But you just need to close the browser and the extension and reopen both again.

In my case, the problem disappeared for a while then it starts to reappear. It happens progressively. With some time just one command or another will make duplicated tabs, then with a lot of time almost all commands will make multiple tabs. But I`m using UI Vision for 3-4 hours.

This video I recorded after a long time of use of UI Vision.

I played the macro DemoTabs so you can see it`s not my macro the problem.

I’ve no experience with programming. But since when I close Chrome, clear the cache or create a new user on Chrome the problem disappears, maybe there is something to do with the memory used by the browser or by the extension or maybe there is something to do with cache.

In the video you can see that the problem appears also with the command click | linkText=Open new web page in new browser tab .

So maybe there is nothing with UI Vision, but with Chrome. Or maybe more commands are being duplicated. I don`t know.

I`m using the UI Vision version 6.2.8 and the Chrome version version 94.0.4606.61 (64 bits).

I`ll try to replicate this with Firefox.

Thank you very much for the program. It`s really great. I hoped I could help. If I can do anything else, please let me know.

Thanks for the video. Running and automating a browser for so long can indeed cause issues. This is why we highly recommend to restart the browser at least every hour.
=> See Running Web Automation Non-Stop

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