Python selenium bindings provides a simple API to write functional/acceptance tests using Selenium WebDriver. Selenium Python bindings offers developers and QA engineers a convenient API to access Selenium WebDrivers like Firefox, Chrome etc.

To use Python Selenium bindings, you need to install Python language and Python Selenium bindings. Follow the steps to install python selenium bindings:

  • Step 1: Python Installation

    1. Download latest version of python. Click here to install python
  • Step 2: Selenium Installation

    1. Open command prompt(terminal for Mac Users) and type command:

      pip install selenium

  • Step 3: Selenium Drivers Installation

    1. Selenium requires a driver to interface with the chosen browser. For example, Chrome needs chromedriver so we have to install it. Click here to download
    2. For windows, extract and it will give you a file called chromedriver.exe.
      Place chromedriver.exe file in Scripts folder(open python folder then you will see Scripts folder) e.g C:\python\Scripts
    3. Now add it in your PATH. Follow the steps to add it into your PATH.
      Open your PC properties(right click on my computer)
      Click “Advanced System Setting”

      Dialog box will open. Click on “Environment Variables”

      Now again dialog box open, click on Path in System Variables and then click on Edit

      Now simply add your chromedriver path e.g C:\python\Scripts

      Make sure that you have Chrome (or Firefox) browser installed.
  • Step:4 Verify Installation

from selenium import webdriver
Important: If Python can’t find Chrome/Firefox, you can just tell Python where it is when you’re loading it up.
from selenium import webdriver
options = webdriver.ChromeOptions()
#add chrome browser exe path.
options.binary_location = "C:/Program Files (x86)/Google/Chrome/Application/chrome.exe"
#add chromedriver.exe path

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