2089446 - HTTP Watch - When and How to Use

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2089446 - HTTP Watch - When and How to Use



  • Facing Performance or Navigation issues in my instance.
  • Customer Support have asked me to record my issue and send them the HTTP watch files.
  • How do I download HTTP Watch
  • How do I use HTTP Watch


  • BizX Platform
  • BizX


  • If you are facing performance issues in your instance Customer Support may ask you to install HTTP Watch.

  • This will allow Customer Support to see and isolate the issue you are facing. Http watch is a free tool that can be installed as an add-on for Firefox or Internet Explorer.
  • Once you have installed the tool as shown below, replicate the issue again, and attach the files to your incident.
  • This will allow Customer Support to work internally with operations and engineering teams to get your issue resolved quicker.
  • The http watch session must be recorded by the user and the computer (and browser) where the issue is reproducible.
  • How to Install:
    • Download the free basic edition from http://www.httpwatch.com/.
    • Install the program on the computer where the issue is reproducible. Ask your internal IT in case of need or for permission to install in case its against company policy.
    • Go in Internet Explorer > Tools > HttpWatch Basic.


  •  A console will appear on the bottom of the browser.


  •  Go in the place where you can reproduce the issue and before to start the actions to reproduce, click the button Record.
  •  When ready click the button Stop httprecordstop.png
  • Then click the Save button and save the file with extension “hwl”:


  •  Attach the saved file in ticket for Customer Support.


  • Performance Issues
  • Recording Issue
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