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Selenium Web Driver Set Chrome Options
//import the selenium web driver
var webdriver = require('selenium-webdriver');
var chromeCapabilities = webdriver.Capabilities.chrome();
//setting chrome options to start the browser fully maximized
var chromeOptions = {
'args': ['--test-type', '--start-maximized']
};
chromeCapabilities.set('chromeOptions', chromeOptions);
var driver = new webdriver.Builder().withCapabilities(chromeCapabilities).build();
@fatihacet
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fatihacet commented Jun 27, 2015

I was looking for this for 4+ hours. No further documentation, article, blog post about how to pass args to chromeOptions or even how to define chromeOptions manually. Thanks for this Gist.

@tylerhjones
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tylerhjones commented Apr 15, 2016

Thank you for this

@gonzazoid
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gonzazoid commented Apr 28, 2016

you saved me a few hours of my life. Thank you ever so mach!

@johngroves
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johngroves commented Jan 10, 2017

👍

@raghuAtWings
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raghuAtWings commented Apr 26, 2017

below is my code, it still doesn't open chrome in maximized view. Please help. I am new to this and have been trying to find a solution for hours.

const assert = require('assert');
promise.USE_PROMISE_MANAGER = false;

var webdriver = require('selenium-webdriver');
require('selenium-webdriver/chrome');
require('chromedriver');
var chromeCapabilities = webdriver.Capabilities.chrome();
//setting chrome options to start the browser fully maximized
var chromeOptions = {
  'args': ['--test-type', '--start-maximized']
};
chromeCapabilities.set('chromeOptions', chromeOptions);

describe('test application flow', function() {
  this.timeout(10000);
  let driver;

  beforeEach(async function() {
    driver = new webdriver.Builder()
             .withCapabilities(chromeCapabilities)
             .build();
  });

  afterEach(async function() {
    await driver.wait(() => {})
  });

  it('create application', async function() {
    await driver.get('https://localhost:8000/#/login');
  });

});

@moelheni
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moelheni commented Aug 2, 2017

Same problem as @raghuAtWings, any help?

@wenJanus
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wenJanus commented Oct 30, 2017

who can tell me how to set chromeOptions with proxy(socks)?
Thanks!

@Flolagale
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Flolagale commented Nov 13, 2017

Thanks for this! Saved me hours, worked like a charm.

@keithpotter21
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keithpotter21 commented May 18, 2018

if anyone is interested, here's how I changed the download directory...

https://gist.github.com/keithpotter21/c54b734267c507d3b94c3d6373dc0657

many thanks to @anandsunderraman for the init options setup!!!

@aljorhythm
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aljorhythm commented May 31, 2018

thanks

@benfr1
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benfr1 commented Aug 9, 2018

Hello !

I resolved the issue using this bit of code :

`
var selenium = require('selenium-webdriver');

var capabilities = selenium.Capabilities.chrome();

capabilities.set('chromeOptions',{

'args': ['--headless', '--no-sandbox', 'window-size=1024,768' , '--disable-gpu']

})

this.driver = new selenium.Builder().forBrowser("chrome").withCapabilities(capabilities).build();

`

@lazysergey
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lazysergey commented Aug 12, 2018

here's my setup works like a charm

additional info here:
https://github.com/SeleniumHQ/selenium/blob/master/javascript/node/selenium-webdriver/example/
https://sites.google.com/a/chromium.org/chromedriver/mobile-emulation

const { Builder, By, Key, until, Capabilities } = require('selenium-webdriver');
var connect = require('connect');
var serveStatic = require('serve-static');

var chrome = require("selenium-webdriver/chrome");
const { Options } = require('selenium-webdriver/chrome');

__dirname = "/Users/username/projects/1/Resources/HTML"
connect().use(serveStatic(__dirname)).listen(8888, runSeleniumDriver);

function runSeleniumDriver(server) {
    console.log("running selenium");

    let driver = new Builder()
        // .forBrowser('safari')
        .forBrowser('chrome')
        .setChromeOptions(new Options().setMobileEmulation({ deviceName: 'iPhone 5' }))
        .build();
    driver.get("http://localhost:8888/index.html");

    try {
        driver.findElement(By.css('li:nth-child(2) span')).click();
        driver.findElement(By.css('li:nth-child(9) span')).click();
        driver.findElement(By.css('li:nth-child(5) span')).click();
        driver.wait(until.titleIs('Test'), 30000);
    } catch (err) {

    } finally {
        driver.close();
        driver.quit();
    }
}

@jacksonsmith
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jacksonsmith commented Nov 7, 2018

Thanks

@ybratun
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ybratun commented Mar 10, 2019

Thank you!

@EzequielCaballero
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EzequielCaballero commented Jun 12, 2019

Thanks for the tip!

If it helps and for those to come with the same issue/break, now the value name: chromeOptions is goo:chromeOptions (Selenium-webdriver v4 & Chrome driver v.75)

Here an example changing the default language of the Chrome browser and disabling the notification: Chrome is being controlled by automated test software. Also includes an extra option to define the custom profile to be used (in the browser).

const { Builder, Capabilities } = require("selenium-webdriver");

let userProfilePath = "C:/path_to_your_test_profile";
let chromeCapabilities = Capabilities.chrome();

//Setting chrome options
chromeCapabilities.set("goog:chromeOptions", {
  args: [
      "--lang=en",
      "disable-infobars",
      `user-data-dir=${userProfilePath}`
  ]
});

driver = await new Builder()
            .forBrowser("chrome")
            .withCapabilities(chromeCapabilities)
            .build();

@codeStryke
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codeStryke commented Jun 25, 2019

@EzequielCaballero thank you!

@woshahua
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woshahua commented Jun 25, 2019

@EzequielCaballero you just damn awesome, bro

@codingyourlife
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codingyourlife commented Aug 13, 2019

Took me. while to figure this ChromeOptions in javascript nodejs out.

Reasons:

  • You cannot say import { Options } from "selenium-webdriver/chrome"; - no idea why to be honest
  • Testing it with start-maximized is a bad idea. Didn't work for me. setMobileEmulation or my blink-settings argument work
  • It is really confusing because there are Capabilities, Options, DesiredCapabilities ChromeOptions etc. and you can load Options from capabilities and such strange things

Here my working example where I disable all images through command line argument (pretty obvious if it works):

import webdriver from "selenium-webdriver";
import chrome from "selenium-webdriver/chrome";

export const getNewChromeWrapperDriver = () => {
  // var chromeCapabilities = webdriver.Capabilities.chrome();

  const chromeOptions = new chrome.Options();
  chromeOptions.addArguments("--blink-settings=imagesEnabled=false");

  var driver = new webdriver.Builder()
    .forBrowser("chrome")
    // .withCapabilities(chromeCapabilities)
    .setChromeOptions(chromeOptions)
    .build();

  const seleniumWrapper = {
    webdriver: webdriver,
    driver: driver,
    quit: async () => {
      await driver.quit();
    }
  };

  return seleniumWrapper;
};

As you can see chromeCapabilities are not needed in contrast to some solutions above.

Usage:

import { getNewChromeWrapperDriver } from "./helper/seleniumWrapper.mjs";

const { driver, webdriver } = getNewChromeWrapperDriver()

I kept finding this gist so I thought I add my snippet here...

@jbdoster
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jbdoster commented Sep 4, 2019

Thank you!!!

@codingyourlife
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codingyourlife commented Oct 26, 2019

Addition to my comment. I've now upgraded to node 12 since it is now LTS and ran into this issue:
ERR_MODULE_NOT_FOUND selenium-webdriver/chrome

Since import of selenium-webdriver/chrome does no longer work
import chrome from "selenium-webdriver/chrome"; //broken

Here is my workaround:

import require from "requirejs";
const chrome = require("selenium-webdriver/chrome"); //works

This again took me quite a while to find out so I hope this helps!

@harrisonhenri
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harrisonhenri commented Jun 11, 2020

Is it possible to disable w3c using this config?

@rachidelaid
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rachidelaid commented Jul 4, 2020

dose anyone knows how to do the same with firefox. (open firefox with a specific profile path)

@qquach
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qquach commented Oct 14, 2020

some good source: https://chromedriver.chromium.org/capabilities
and https://peter.sh/experiments/chromium-command-line-switches/

The new syntax for nodejs (NOTE: the key value)
chromeCapabilities.set("goog:chromeOptions", options);

@ramrami
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ramrami commented Oct 17, 2020

Thank you

@gulraiz-malhi
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gulraiz-malhi commented Jun 17, 2021

Thanks @qquach

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jcharnley commented Jan 4, 2022

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purejgleason commented Nov 11, 2022

You rock!

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