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Solution to "this test is locked by another quality center user"

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There are a lot of instances while working with Quality center that you might have noticed this message "this test is locked by another quality center user” Sometimes you may have imposed a self lock on it.. J This happens mostly when the user kills the QTP process when the script is still open(from QC).
If you have forgotten the machine where you have imposed a self lock then don’t worry as here is the soln to get rid of the same:
Copy the following code and run it from the machine were qc is instantiated.
On Error Resume Next
desc = "Please provide the network id for the user, and please make sure" &_
        "this user is logged out prior to removing locks"   
UName = InputBox(desc,"Provide network id")  
If(UName <> "") Then     
  Set cmd = TDConnection.Command      
  cmd.CommandText = "DELETE FROM Locks WHERE LK_USER = '" & UName & "'"       
  cmd.Execute      
  MsgBox "All locks …

Maximize browser using QTP and IE8 / IE7 / Firefox

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Problem : Maximize a tabbed browser (ie7/ie8/firefox) Solution1:  hwnd=Browser("name:=myBrowser").getROProperty("hwnd")
               Window("hwnd:="&hwnd").Maximize Disadvantage:  Does not work with tabbed browsers consistently
Solution2:hwnd=Browser("name:=myBrowser").Object.HWND
              Set objWindow=Window("hwnd:="&hwnd2)               objWindow.Maximize
Disadvantage:  Does not work with tabbed browsers when there are multiple browsers open
Solution3: SystemUtil.Run "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe",URL,"C:\","open","3"
The "3" at the end Activates and Maximizes the window.
Disadvantage:  Does not work when the browser is already open

Solution4: Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
               'Alt Space X - shortcut to maximize ie browser.                 WshShell.SendKeys "% x"

Hope this helps as always :)
Happy Testing!