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JSTestDriver Server Tool Window

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In this tool window, start and stop the JSTestDriver Server to run unit tests against and capture the browser to execute unit tests in.


The tool window becomes available when the following prerequisites are met:

  1. The JSTestDriver plugin is downloaded, installed, and enabled. The plugin is not bundled with PyCharm, but it can be installed from the JetBrains plugin repository as described in Managing Plugins.

  2. The current project contains at least one test runner configuration files.



Tooltip and shortcut


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Run a local server

Click this button to have PyCharm launch the default JSTestDriver server.

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Stop the local server

Click this button to have PyCharm stop the currently running JSTestDriver server.

Capture a browser using the URL

This read-only field shows the URL address to access the Remote Console of the JSTestDriver. Copy the URL address and open it in the browser of your choice.


The icons indicate available browsers. The icon that corresponds to the browser you just opened, is active. Click the icon to get ready for executing tests.

Last modified: 21 November 2018

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