After you have a virtual machine up and running, you will need to learn a few things about how to properly navigate and shut down your virtual machine. In this video, you’ll learn about capturing the mouse and keyboard, how to test local html files, and the different methods for shutting down the virtual machine.
- [Voiceover] With our virtual machine running,…I've got IE10 here.…I want to take you through a few things…that you're going to run across that you want…to kind of affect, or take care of right now.…The first is your cursor and your keyboard.…This is actually kind of annoying…but you're going to find that…if you have the virtual machine here,…and I've obviously got a window,…we can change the size of this by dragging the corner.…You can also minimize and maximize.…There are two different in here.…There's now maximize, minimize, close within Windows,…and then there's Mac, if you're on a Mac.…
So you got to kind of keep those two things in mind.…The other thing is, it's hard to tell…what size this window is,…so if you're trying to test a specific size,…we need to make sure we hit that.…So if you take a look up under View here,…you're going to see that we can go in…and do things like this.…You can first of all, you can Enter Full Screen,…which is cool, takes over.…You have Seamless and Scaled Mode,…which you can try some of those,…
In this course, Brian Wood explains the how to use VirtualBox and modern.ie to set up virtual machines you can use to perform browser testing. He walks you through each step of the setup process so you can become familiar with these tools and starting using them for browser testing.
- Installing VirtualBox
- Using modern.ie to select virtual machines and platforms
- Downloads up a virtual machine
- Running IE on a MAC
- Performing browser testing on a local or hosted site
- Testing against many versions of Internet Explorer