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back driver method – Selenium Python

  • Last Updated : 03 Dec, 2020

Selenium’s Python Module is built to perform automated testing with Python. Selenium Python bindings provides a simple API to write functional/acceptance tests using Selenium WebDriver. To open a webpage using Selenium Python, checkout – Navigating links using get method – Selenium Python. Just being able to go to places isn’t terribly useful. What we’d really like to do is to interact with the pages, or, more specifically, the HTML elements within a page. There are multiple strategies to find an element using Selenium, checkout – Locating Strategies. Selenium WebDriver offers various useful methods to control the session, or in other words, browser. For example, adding a cookie, pressing back button, navigating among tabs, etc. 

This article revolves around back driver method in Selenium. back method is used to go one step back in browser history.

Syntax – 


Example – 
Now one can use back method as a driver method as below – 


How to use back driver method in Selenium Python ?

To demonstrate, back method of WebDriver in Selenium Python. Let’ s visit and operate on driver object.

Program – 


# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
# get
# get
# one step back in browser history

Output – 
Browser goes back in history as verified below – 



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