Skip to Main Content
Cloud Platform

This is an IBM Automation portal for Cloud Platform products. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

Status Future consideration
Categories Functional Tester
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 27, 2023

Default browser in playback for the first time should show the same browser as recording


RFT 10.5.1(WebUI perspective)


Default browser in playback for the first time should show the same browser as recording(RTW_WebUI_Browser_Selection setting).

Actual behavior:

For example, when try following steps,

(1) Start recording with Edge

(2) record any web application and steps

(3) close edge browser

in test variable in the script, browser which is used in recording, is set like RTW_WebUI_Browser_Selection = "Edge".

See default_browser1.jpg

However, default broser in playback is not Edge though RTW_WebUI_Browser_Selection variable is "Edge"

See default_browser2.jpg

Expected behavior:

Default browser in playback for the first time shows the same browser as RTW_WebUI_Browser_Selection setting.

I know it remembers a browser from next playback after I changed it but I wish that it changes depending on RTW_WebUI_Browser_Selection setting from the first playback.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 27, 2023

    Also I hope you will be able to consider about compound test.

    For example, a compound test uses (1) or (2).
    (1) browser when recorded browsers of all tests under a compound test are the same
    (2) recorded browesr of the first test under a compound test

  • Admin
    Willetta Ar-Rahmaan
    Mar 9, 2023

    Although the theme of this request is consistent with our business strategy, it is not committed to the release that is currently under development.