"Could not find any GUI toolkits. Please check your license key and the Squish Tools installation."

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Symptom

An error message like this appears:

Could not find any GUI toolkits. Please check your license key and the Squish Tools installation.

This can occur while creating a new test suite inside the Eclipse based Squish IDE.

Solution

If you are using a version of Squish prior to 4.1 you need to download two separate packages, the Squish tools package (which contains the command line tools and the classic IDE) and the IDE package (which contains the Eclipse-based Squish IDE). If you forgot to download the tools package, you can download it now and try again.

If you already have both packages, or if you are using Squish 4.1 or later (which has everything in a single package), then in the Squish IDE, click WindowPreferencesSquish and make sure that the correct tools package directory is selected.

You should also check that the squishserver is running. This can be done in the IDE by clicking WindowPreferencesSquishRemote Testing and verifying that the Start local Squish Server automatically checkbox is checked. Or, if you don’t want the IDE to start the squishserver, you should make sure you start it yourself before using the IDE.