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Since TestCafe Studio can be used on different operating systems, it is distributed as an installation file for MacOS and Windows, and a separate ZIP file for Linux.

Download a 30-Day Free Trial

Follow the instructions below to install TestCafe Studio.

Install on macOS

  1. Download the macOS installation file and double-click it to expand its contents.
  2. Drag the TestCafe Studio application to the Applications folder.

    Install TestCafe Studio on Mac

    After that, TestCafe Studio is available in the Launchpad.

Install on Windows

  1. Download the Windows installation file and run it. The installation wizard will display the license agreement.
  2. Click I Agree if you accept the terms of the agreement.
  3. On the next page, specify which users the software is available to and click Install.

    After installation is completed, the installer creates the TestCafe Studio shortcuts in the startup menu and desktop.

    Install TestCafe Studio on Windows

Install on Linux

  1. Download the TestCafe Studio archive.
  2. Unzip the archive's contents to the directory in which you wish to store TestCafe Studio program files. Note that this is not a temporary folder - no further installation or unpacking is required.
  3. Run the testcafe-studio file to open TestCafe Studio.

    Install TestCafe Studio on Linux


When you run an unregistered version of TestCafe Studio, the registration dialog is displayed.

Registration Dialog

Click Start Your Free 30-Day Trial to begin the evaluation period and run TestCafe Studio.


During the trial period, you can open the registration dialog from the information bar. Registration Toolbar

If you already own a license, click Register TestCafe Studio.

In the invoked dialog, enter your account credentials and click Log In.

Registration Login Form

Your login information is then securely verified with the DevExpress server and TestCafe Studio is registered.


Your machine should have an active Internet connection to verify your credentials. Otherwise, the following error message appears:

No Connection Error

Click the offline product registration link and follow the instructions on the next page to obtain a valid registration code.

Offline Registration

You can generate the registration code on the TestCafe Studio registration page or email the registration ID to the DevExpress Support Team to generate the code on your behalf.

If you cannot remember your password, click I forgot my password. This link takes you to the password recovery form on the DevExpress website.

You can use the Back link to return to the previous screen.

If you come across any issues during registration, contact the Client Services team at


The 'Segmentation Fault' Error is Thrown on Ubuntu

You may encounter the following error when you run TestCafe Studio on Ubuntu 18.10:

segmentation fault (core dumped)

This error can be caused by a bug in the glibc library version 2.28.

  1. Ensure that you are running a 64-bit TestCafe Studio distribution.
  2. Check the glibc library version with the following command:

    ldd --version

    If the version is 2.28, downgrade glibc to 2.27 as described in this discussion on StackExchange.

The Splash Screen Hangs on Windows

If the TestCafe Studio splash screen hangs on Windows, find out if your computer runs the Intel Hardware Acceleration Execution Manager (HAXM), and stop it during installation and the first launch.