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implicitly_wait driver method – Selenium Python

Last Updated : 15 May, 2020
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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 implicitly_wait driver method in Selenium. implicitly_wait method sets a sticky timeout to implicitly wait for an element to be found, or a command to complete. This method only needs to be called one time per session. To set the timeout for calls to execute_async_script, see set_script_timeout.

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


How to use implicitly_wait driver method in Selenium Python ?

To demonstrate, implicitly_wait method of WebDriver in Selenium Python. Let’ s visit and operate on driver object. Let’s set wait time to 30.

Program –

# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
# get
# set wait time

Output –
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