Start Screen

The Start Screen is your launching point into the functionality of Silk Test Workbench, enabling you to quickly begin creating test solutions for all your applications.

To enable you to quickly start testing your applications with minimal effort, the Start Screen includes the following areas:

Enables you to record or open visual tests, .NET scripts, and keyword-driven tests with a single click.
Enables you to open recently used visual tests, .NET scripts, and keyword-driven tests with a single click. The recent assets list is updated in real time so any changes or updates will move the current asset to the top of the list. You can play back an asset or view eventual results of previous executions of the asset by clicking on the corresponding icons to the right of the asset.
Note: The Start Screen settings under Tools > Options > Start Screen allow you to control how many items display in the recent assets list.
What's New

Lists new features and enhancements that are included in the current version of Silk Test Workbench. Also lists available updates for Silk Test Workbench.

Note: If you have opted not to display the start screen when you start Silk Test Workbench, you can check for available updates by clicking Help > Check for Product Update.
Get Started
Provides quick links to commonly used tasks and useful help topics to get you quickly productive.
Provides links to information that is related to Silk Test Workbench, for example to the support knowledge base, the Silk Test community, and so on.
News & Community
Provides links to the latest forum entries and blog posts on the Silk Test community.
Displays the test steps in visual tests and results that are flagged and assigned for follow-up. Use the Flags pane to collaborate with other testers and other users of the test projects in the database, by exchanging information about test suites and test projects.

By default, flags are grouped by the date they were created and the asset they appear in. To quickly view information about a flag, move your pointer over a flag. A ToolTip displays containing the flag description, modification data, the project, and the ID to whom the flag is assigned. You can change how flags are displayed by modifying the Start Screen Flag options under Tools > Options > Start Screen > Flags.

Double-click a flag in the Flags pane to open its associated visual test or result.

Note: The Flags pane is only visible in the Start Screen if at least one flag is assigned to you or if at least one flag is filtered by the settings to be shown for you.

Click Close Window in the upper-right corner of the Start Screen to close the Start Screen.

Tip: You can always access the Start Screen from the main screen by clicking Start Screen in the toolbar. You can also press Ctrl+Alt+S, or choose View > Start Screen at any time to display it.
Note: The user interface works with standard Windows small and large font sizes. Using a custom font size may result in the inaccurate display of text in the user interface.