Python | Launch a Web Browser using webbrowser module

In Python, webbrowser module provides a high-level interface which allows displaying Web-based documents to users. The webbrowser module can be used to launch a browser in a platform-independent manner as shown below:

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import webbrowser
webbrowser.open('http://www.python.org')

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Output :

True

This opens the requested page using the default browser. To have a bit more control over how the page gets opened, use one of the following functions given below in the code –

Code #2 : Open the page in a new browser window.

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webbrowser.open_new('http://www.python.org')

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True

 
Code #3 : Open the page in a new browser tab.

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webbrowser.open_new_tab('http://www.python.org')

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Output :

True

These will try to open the page in a new browser window or tab, if possible and supported by the browser. To open a page in a specific browser, use the webbrowser.get() function to specify a particular browser.

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c = webbrowser.get('firefox')
  
c.open_new_tab('http://docs.python.org')

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Output :

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Being able to easily launch a browser can be a useful operation in many scripts. For example, maybe a script performs some kind of deployment to a server and one would like to have it quickly launch a browser so one can verify that it’s working. Or maybe a program writes data out in the form of HTML pages and just like to fire up a browser to see the result. Either way, the webbrowser module is a simple solution.



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