General scenario to be covered to test desktop application manually:

  1. Functionality test as per specs of the application
  2. Usability tests.
  3. Screen load/ Operation times/ Response times.
  4. Fail over scenarios, mostly depend on application
  5. Compatibility testing.
  6. Installation, then re-installation testing.
  7. Recovery testing, what if application crashes. Is data lost?
  8. Print functionality.
  9. Keyboard shortcuts (Hot-keys).
  10. Cut/ Copy/ Paste functionality.
  11. Minimize/ Maximize/ Resize.
  12. Help functionality.

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