Ranorex Selocity | Interrogation Made Easy!

Yes, Firepath and FireBug are dead! I am also so sorry for this. I loved both of them. They were very productive and handy tools for test automation engineers.  But, The king is dead, long live the King! and the new King will be Ranorex Selocity! as I guess.

This tutorial will be one of the shortest ones. I will describe and announce you the new chrome interrogation add-on Ranorex Selocity.

You can download and install it to chrome very easily. When you installed it, you will see its icon on chrome as shown below.

After this step, you can interrogate any web element with Ranorex Selocity (a.k.a Selocity).

1) You can right-click on any web element and go to “Copy Selector” and copy one of the selectors as you wish.

2) If you right-click on any web element and click “Inspect“, you will open Chrome Developer Tools and you will see “Ranorex Selocity” section at the right part of to tool.

3) When you click “Ranorex Selocity“, you will have many options to do as shown below figure.

4) You can also test your own selectors. Wow! This is great! 🙂

Hımmm, I think my CSS selector is better than auto-generated one. What do you think? 🙂

That’s all guys! After Firebug’s and Firepath’s death, Selocity has been born and my first impressions are quite good. This tool is very promising!

See you in next article!

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About the Author:

Onur Baskirt
Onur Baskirt is a senior IT professional with 10+ years of experience. He worked at Bahçesehir University, ST Microelectronics, Huawei and Ericsson as research assistant, design verification engineer and software test leader. Also, he worked as software test leader and software operations manager at Turkey's biggest technology retailer, Teknosa. Now, he is working as Head of Software Testing and Manager of two Development Teams at Kariyer.net. His current research areas are technical software testing, programming, and computer science. Formerly, he has several research works and papers on digital chip design & verification. His hobbies are sport, dancing, traveling, and nutrition. You can find detailed information about him on his linked-in page.


  1. Borislav Traykov October 10, 2017 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Good article on Selocity, Onur! There are a few things that I would like to point out from the perspective of someone who’s used Ranorex until the end of 2015 – there were 1-2-3 major versions with big improvements after that.

    So from my perspective, this extension is a better alternative to the Ranorex Spy application.
    If you take a look at the screenshots you’ve provided, apart from CSS selectors and XPath paths, you will also see RXPath – this is Ranorex’s own flavor of XPath which aims to close the gap for selectors across all applications that can be automated with Ranorex – Windows desktop apps, mobile apps and web apps.

    Just a note that there’s probably EVEN MORE to Ranorex and the new Selocity and people who can afford the licenses should definitely check them out!

    • Onur Baskirt
      Onur Baskirt October 10, 2017 at 3:38 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Borislav. Thanks also further information.

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