Add findings to existing bugs with exploratory testing

Last Update: 4/7/2017

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To help avoid duplication, the Test & Feedback extension (previously known as the Exploratory Testing extension) automatically searches for and displays existing bugs, based on the keywords in the title, as you file a new bug. You can choose to continue creating a new bug or add your findings to an existing bug.

  1. As you type the title for a new bug, in the background the extension searches for similar bugs that might be related to the issue you've found and displays a link to the results. Choose this link to see the results that have similar title keywords.

    The link to view similar bugs

    The form displays 0 Similar if it does not find any matching bugs.

  2. If you see a bug you want to update, instead of creating a new one:

    • Select it in the list and choose Edit.

      Editing a similar bug

    • The extension appends all your screenshots, notes, and videos to the existing bug.

    • Save the updated bug.

      Saving the updated bug

  3. If, instead, you decide not to update an existing bug:

    • Choose the New bug link to return to the bug details form.

      Returning to the bug details form

    • Enter the details for the new bug and save it as described in this topic.

  4. Continue exploring your app, filing bugs and tasks, and creating test cases.


A: This means that the extension could not find any bugs with similar keywords in the title. You can create a new bug containing your screenshots, notes, and videos as described in this topic.

Q: What about if I don't want to update an existing bug?

A: Simply ignore the "similar" link and carry on creating and saving the new bug as described in this topic.

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