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Appium – Emulator Options

Appium – Emulator Options

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In this article, I am going to explain the different Emulator Options that we generally see after launching an Emulator.

Pre-requisite: Launch Andriod Emulator from the command prompt (Click here for the step by step process of launching the Emulator from command prompt)

Appium – Emulator Options

Follow the below steps for understanding different Emulator options:

1) After launching the Emulator, it looks like below:

Appium - Emulator Launched

2) Click on the ‘Power’ option and observe that the Emulator get turned off as shown below:

Appium - Emulator Power Off

3) Again click on the same ‘Power’ option while the Emulator is turned off and observe that Emulator gets turned on as shown below:

Appium - Emulator Power On

4) We can click on the small speaker icon Emulator option multiple times, to reduce the volume of the device:

Appium - Emulator Reduce Sound

5) We can click on the large speaker icon Emulator option multiple times, to increase the volume of the device:

Appium - Emulator Increase Sound

6) Click on ‘Rotate left’ Emulator option to turn the Emulator to the left as shown below:

Appium - Emulator Rotate Left

7) Click on ‘Rotate Right’ Emulator option to turn the Emulator device back to the right as shown below:

Appium - Emulator Rotate Right

8) Click on ‘Screenshot’ Emulator option to take the screenshot:

Appium - Emulator Screenshot

9) Observe that the Screenshot of the current state of Emulator device is taken and saved on the Desktop screen automatically as shown below:

Appium - Emulator Screenshot Desktop

10) Click on ‘Zoom’ Emulator option and hover the mouse on the Emulator screen to get the Zoom option as shown below:

Appium - Emulator Zoom

11)  While the Zoom option is selected and Zoom mouse cursor is enabled, click on any section on the screen say ‘Messenger’ icon to zoom in as shown below:

Appium - Emulator Zoom in

12) Click on ‘Zoom’ Emulator option again to zoom out or disable zoom as shown below:

Appium - Emulator Zoom Out

13) And the remaining three options are ‘Back’, ‘Home’ and ‘Overview’ options which simulate the similar options on Mobile device as shown:

Appium - Emulator Same Options

14) Click on ‘three dots’ at the bottom of Emulator options and in the displayed dialog, select ‘Record and Playback’ option as shown below:

Appium - Emulator Record and Playback Options

15) Click on ‘Start Recording’ and perform actions on the Emulator device and all your actions on the screen will get recorded until you ‘Stop Recording’. You can try it yourself.

Concluding this article here and will explain more concepts on using Appium Tool in the upcoming articles.

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