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close driver method – Selenium Python

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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 close driver method in Selenium. close method is used to close the current window of browser.

Syntax –

driver.close()

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

diver.get("https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/")
driver.close()

How to use close driver method in Selenium Python ?

To demonstrate, close method of WebDriver in Selenium Python. Let’ s visit https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/ and operate on driver object.

Program –




# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
  
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
  
# get geeksforgeeks.org
  
# close current window
driver.close()


Output –
Browser gets closed as verified below –
driver-methods-Selenium-Python


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