Maximize WebDriver (Selenium 2) in Python.

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We can maximize browser window with Selenium webdriver in Python. It is a good practise to maximize the browser while running the tests to reduce the chance of failure.

Once a browser is maximized, the majority of elements become visible to the screen and the probability of interaction with the driver increases. Also, with a maximized browser, users have a better view of the elements on the page.

Some of ways of maximizing browser −

  • With the maximize_window method

Syntax

driver.maximize_window()
  • With the fullscreen_window method

Syntax

driver.fullscreen_window()

Example

Code Implementation with maximize_window()

from selenium import webdriver
#set chromedriver.exe path
driver = webdriver.Chrome (executable_path="C:\\chromedriver.exe")
# maximize browser
driver.maximize_window()
driver.get("https://www.tutorialspoint.com/index.htm")
driver.close()

Example

Code Implementation with fullscreen_window()

from selenium import webdriver
#set chromedriver.exe path
driver = webdriver.Chrome (executable_path="C:\\chromedriver.exe")
# maximize browser
driver.fullscreen_window()
driver.get("https://www.tutorialspoint.com/index.htm")
driver.close()

In the above examples, we have performed the below steps −

  • The browser driver path has been configured.

  • The browser has been launched.

  • URL has been hit on the browser.

  • The browser has been maximized.

  • Finally, the browser has been closed.

raja
Published on 30-Jan-2021 13:07:07
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