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set_window_rect driver method – Selenium Python

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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 set_window_rect driver method in Selenium. set_window_rect method sets the x, y coordinates of the window as well as height and width of the current window.

Syntax – 

driver.set_window_rect(x=None, y=None, width=None, height=None)

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

driver.set_window_rect(x=100, y=200, width=1024, height=700)

How to use set_window_rect driver method in Selenium Python ?

To demonstrate, set_window_rect method of WebDriver in Selenium Python. Let’ s visit and operate on driver object. Let’s set window position,

Program – 


# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
# get
# set window position
driver.set_window_rect(x = 100, y = 200, width = 1024, height = 700)

Output – 
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Last Updated : 03 Dec, 2020
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