for me also in variables tab they are not even listed or visible. Echo of variables are showing variable with $syntax instead of value in log. how come restart of machine and other extensions will impact this? I dont have other extensions at all.
Awnser from the team behind Selenium IDE:
That can not be the case, although in Selenium IDE test cases are ran one by one in a synchronized fashion, we are actively working on exporting Selenium IDE projects to webdriver code where it will be ran in parallel.
Thus you can’t rely on a test case to be ran before you, and use it’s variables.
And since test cases will be ran independently in webdriver, they can’t share variables between them, you would have to re-evaluate any or all variables before each test.