Getting familiar with MITE

The MITE interface provides access to a rich set of tools.

Mite interface

Mite interface

The tabbed ribbon bar across the top of MITE provides access to all functionality.

Information is presented in panes within the central area of the screen. Panes can be docked together with a tabbed interface. The layout of information panes is highly configurable.

A button bar along the left of the screen provides access to preconfigured layouts, facilitating the most common operations.

Tabbed ribbon bar

At the top of the screen is a ribbon bar that contains different action buttons. You can perform any task in MITE by clicking any of the main action buttons. The different tabbed sections of the Ribbon bar are described below.

Home tab

Home panel

Home panel

Home tab - MITE Pro

Home tab - free version

Home tab - free version

Home tab - Free version

Use the Home tab to perform basic operations:

  • Browse website - Browse a Web site interactively.
  • Record script - Record a script of Web interaction.
  • Stop recording or browsing - Complete Web browsing or script recording.
  • Save - Save a script that you have recorded.
  • Run test - Perform tests with one or more scripts on one or more devices. (Only MITE Pro users can run tests against multiple scripts and devices).
  • Free users: Free 7 day trial - Try MITE Pro for a week to access additional features.
  • Free users: Upgrade to MITE Pro - Upgrade free version to MITE Pro to access additional features.
  • Connect to a network/Disconnect - Set up MITE to use local air card, remote location with multiple, selectable air cards, or remote LAN (MITE Pro only).

Scripts tab

Scripts panel

Scripts panel

Use the Scripts tab to work with your scripts.

  • Script library - Access all saved scripts, upload or download scripts to/from the remote script library.
  • Script groups - Create and access script groups (MITE Pro only).
  • Edit scripts - Make changes to scripts.

Devices tab

Devices tab

Devices tab

Use the Devices tab to work with available devices.

  • Device library - Access all available devices.
  • Device groups - Create and access device groups (MITE Pro only).

Results tab

Results tab

Results tab

**Test List ** - shows your MITE tests and the history of each test.
Test Results ** - shows the results for multiple scripts run on multiple devices.
**Run Results ** - shows the details of a single script run on a single device.

Views tab

Views tab

Views tab

Use the Views tab to

  • Choose an interactive layout (Browse, Record, etc.).
  • Open the Script repository or Script groups panels.
  • Open the Device library or Device groups panel.
  • Choose from available results views.
  • Select auto-save of layouts.

Preferences tab

Preferences tab

Preferences tab

Use this view to enable and set up a the use of MITE through a proxy.

Proxy

Proxy

Button bar

The button bar, at the left of the MITE window, enables you to switch between different default layouts available in MITE. (You can customize these configurations by adding and removing panes using the Views tab in the ribbon.)

Basic list **Basic Layout ** - provides the MITE score, performance metrics, and the script view all on one page while you interact with a site.
Performance view Performance View - lets you dive deeper into the performance aspects of your site.
scripting view **Scripting View ** - lets you perform expert scripting functions.
script library view Script Library - lets you explore, edit, and run all your MITE scripts.
Script groups Script Groups - lets you organize your scripts into groups for more efficient testing.
Device library view Device Library - displays all supported devices and the properties of each device.
Device groups view Device Groups - lets you organize your devices into groups for more efficient testing.
Test list view Test List - shows your MITE tests and the history of each test.
Test results view Test Results - shows the results for multiple scripts run on multiple devices.
Run results view Run Results View - shows the details of a single script run on a single device.

Rearranging info panes

MITE displays information in panes arranged in different screen layouts. Default layouts are provide to facilitate common operations and you can make your own layouts to suit your needs.

Information panes can either be freestanding or docked to other panes using a tab interface.

You can move a pane by grabbing it at the top and dragging it away from its original home. Grab a tabbed pane by its tab. As you move the pane, you’ll see guides appear. Guides at the top, right, bottom, and left of the screen allow you to position the pane in one of those areas as a new pane.

Panes and guides

Panes and guides

You may also move a pane or tab to be added to a pane that already exists. To do so, drag the tab to the pane where you want it to ‘live’ and position it over the guide that appears. If you position the dragged pane or tab over the central part of the guide, it will be added as a tab to the pane that the guide is connected to. If you position the dragged pane or tab over the left, right, top, or bottom of the guide, the dragged pane or tab will become a freestanding pane positioned in relation to the underlying pane.

To return panes and tabs to the default layout, select Views > Configure > Reset to initial layout.