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forward 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 forward driver method in Selenium. forward method is used to go one step forward in browser history.

Syntax – 

driver.forward()

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



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

How to use forward driver method in Selenium Python ?

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

Program – 

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

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Output – 
Browser goes forward in history as verified below – 
 

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