Highlight against unknown WebEl. slides content to the left?

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Highlight against unknown WebEl. slides content to the left?

Post by dugovic.milan » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:03 pm

Hey guys. By using the highlight method against unkown WelElement (tag) Ranorex moves my website content to the left. For no reason. I suppose, it has something to do with "cufon-tag" (ancestor of my unknown element) which is an element ultimately reponsible for font conversion (into a shape). Does anyone happen to know what causes this problem or what's the prevention against it? Does it relate to the highlight method itself?

PS - I cannot update to the latest version.
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Re: Highlight against unknown WebEl. slides content to the left?

Post by odklizec » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:22 pm


Without seeing your app, it's pretty hard to tell what's wrong. But I'm sure that the cause of moving the content of the web page to left is most probably "Ensure Visible" option. You can disable it either globally (via Ranorex Settings >> General tab >> uncheck "Use Ensure Visible by Default") or per particular repo element (in repository select the problematic element and in its Properties set the Use Ensure Visible property to False).

The 1million $ question is, why it moves the content of your web page? But as mentioned, without seeing your web app (or at least the snapshot), there is most probably nothing anyone else can do or suggest?
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