12. Install Selenium IDE

Selenium IDE - is a Firefox extension. It is generally used to record and playback the tests. We can simply record the tests like recording a video and play the tests like playing the recorded video.

So lets first install the Selenium IDE before understanding it in depth by following the below steps:

1. Launch Firefox Browser
2. Open
3. Download the latest version of Selenium IDE by clicking the link as shown below:

4. Click on 'Add to Firefox' button in the displayed 'Mozilla Add-ons' page as shown below:

5. Click on 'Install Now' button on the 'Software Installation' dialog as shown below:

6. Click on the 'Restart Now' button when asked by the Firefox browser as shown below:

7. After Restarting the Firefox Browser, click on the Firefox ->'Tools' menu and ensure that 'Selenium IDE' option is displayed as shown below:

8. Click on the 'Selenium IDE' option under the Tools Menu and ensure that the 'Selenium IDE' is launched as shown below

Please comment below to feedback or ask questions.

How to use Selenium IDE in Selenium Automation will be explained in the Next Post


Unknown said...

i am trying to install this on my system but unable to install.
I am not getting any options like "allow" and oll..
i am simply getting the selinium jar file.
can you please tell whats the next step?
what should i do now?

Arun Motoori said...

@Preeti Hasija - Install only from Firefox Browser.

Unknown said...

Hello fellow Selenium Learner , i need help . I am trying to install Selenium IDE , when I am on the download page of "" , i dont see the selenium IDE section . After googling and checking with few , i got to know now we can download it as Add-on available for Firefox Mozilla .
From the Add-on section i downloaded Selenium IDE Button 1.2.0.

Still i dont see the Selenium IDE under tool , then i downloaded Selenium Expert (Selenium IDE). No luck .

I have restarted my Browser as well after downloading .

Looking for help

Thank you

Unknown said...

My Bad , I have installed selenium IDE :) , actually on the seleniuom HQ download page , Selenium IDE is present quite below and i saw that when i scrolled the complete page . :)

arun said...

Hi Arun,

Can you please start updating the pages ,As the path provided is out dated .