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current_window_handle driver method – Selenium Python
  • Last Updated : 15 May, 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 current_window_handle driver method in Selenium. current_window_handle method returns the handle of the current window.

Syntax –

driver.current_window_handle

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

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

How to use current_window_handle driver method in Selenium Python ?

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



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# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
  
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
  
# get geeksforgeeks.org
  
# get current_window_handle
print(driver.current_window_handle)

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Terminal output –
current_window_handle

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