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How to use close() and quit() method in Selenium Python ?

  • Last Updated : 06 Mar, 2020

While doing stuff with selenium multiple browsers with multiple tabs will normally opens in order to close these tabs close() and quit() methods are used. close() method is used to close the current browser window on which the focus is set, on the other hand quit() method essentially calls the driver.dispose method that successively closes all the browser windows and ends the WebDriver session graciously.

Syntax :

driver.close()
driver.quit()

Argument :

Both methods takes no argument

Action performed :
close() method closes the current window.
quit() method quits the driver instance, closing every associated window, which is opened.



Code for close method() :




# importing webdriver from selenium
from selenium import webdriver
  
# Here Chrome  will be used
driver = webdriver.Chrome()
  
# URL of website
  
# Opening the website
driver.get(url)
  
# Closes the current window
driver.close()

Output : The webpage will loaded then closes due to close() method.

Code for quit() method:




# importing webdriver from selenium
from selenium import webdriver
  
# Here Chrome  will be used
driver = webdriver.Chrome()
  
# URL of website
  
# Opening the website
driver.get(url)
  
# All windows related to driver instance will quit
driver.quit()

Output : The webpage will be loaded then window get quit due to quit() method.

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