How to switch different browser tabs using Python Selenium?

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We can switch different browser tabs using Selenium webdriver in Python using the method switch_to.window. By default, the webdriver has access to the parent window.

Once another browser tab is opened, the switch_to.window helps to switch the webdriver focus to the tab. The window handle of the browser window where we want to shift is passed as a parameter to that method.

The method window_handles contains the list of all window handle ids of the opened browsers. The method current_window_handle is used to hold the window handle id of the browser window in focus.

Syntax

p = driver.current_window_handle
parent = driver.window_handles[0]
chld = driver.window_handles[1]
driver.switch_to.window(chld)

Let us make an attempt to access the below browser tabs −

Example

from selenium import webdriver
#set chromodriver.exe path
driver = webdriver.Chrome(executable_path="C:\\chromedriver.exe")
driver.implicitly_wait(0.5)
#launch URL
driver.get("https://the-internet.herokuapp.com/windows")
#identify element
l = driver.find_element_by_link_text("Click Here")
l.click()
#obtain window handle of browser in focus
p = driver.current_window_handle
#obtain parent window handle
parent = driver.window_handles[0]
#obtain browser tab window
chld = driver.window_handles[1]
#switch to browser tab
driver.switch_to.window(chld)
print("Page title for browser tab:")
print(driver.title)
#close browser tab window
driver.close()
#switch to parent window
driver.switch_to.window(parent)
print("Page title for parent window:")
print(driver.title)
#close browser parent window
driver.close()

Output

raja
Published on 06-Apr-2021 12:07:11
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