Workbench Abort Test Hotkeys(ALT + F12)
The Workbench documentation states that the replay hotkeys <ALT + F12> '.. should stop the playback while the SilkTest Workbench is minimised'.
However when replaying a Driver Script or Visual Test that calls a number of child Tests; the Hotkeys will only terminate the currently executing script, and will not affect the Driver. Consequently it will continue to execute any subsequent tests. To abort the entire run the keys have to be pressed multiple times, depending on the number of scripts called.
It would be preferable if the Hotkeys aborted both the executing test and driver script; or perhaps Microfocus can provide separate hotkeys for both scenarios.
I reported this as a bug for SilkTest 2010 to supportline. Can't believe this obvious bug is still not fixed. So I'm going to give you one vote even tough it doesn't bother me much anymore. I'm now an expert trained into furiously mashing the ALT+F12 buttons whenever I need to stop a driver script!
Incident - 2523400 -SilkTest Workbench: ALT+F12 Hotkeys terminate running test only - Driver test continues to run. 15 Jun 2011. Reproduced behaviour in-house and logged to R&D as potential defect - development see it more as an enhancement. Not sure I agree but RFE: 1079923 was logged to change/improve this behaviour in a future release. This RFE will remain open until addressed by R&D; but closing this incident pending