I have installed Ethereum Wallet 0.7.6 on Windows. It shows 5-6 peers and 1,230,865 (growing every ~1 minute). Two days ago I clicked on "Start Mining" and the wallet has been running continuously for over 48 hours now. I have 0 ether balance, but according to this answer, however, I should have some Testnet ethers within 20 minutes, mining using the CPU only.
Update: I found an external configuration reason for the lack of results and indeed the client wasn't mining, but still my question is valid:
How can I track my mining activities on Testnet (shall I use the same tools as for Main Network)?
What can I do when my balance is stuck at zero? Shall I check some website (explorer)? Look at the logs? Check something in the wallet interface?
Advised to check the Etherscan explorer I would like to stress I am talking about a situation where I have not mined any block for 48 hours and it shows like this:
From the screen above (or subsequent links) I cannot see a way to tell if my Mist is actually mining something or not.
As a contrary, if I ran
geth on Main Network in CLI, I could see things being processed even if I didn't get any results (blocks).