Is it possible to minimize the browser window via Selenium WebDriver

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I am using Selenium WebDriver Java to automate one web applicaiton. However, I want to minimize the browser window.

Currently I am doing it through Robot Key events. Is there a way to do it via Selenium WebDriver?

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In Selenium web automation, test automation services uses following to minimize the firefox window using JAVA:

driver.manage().window().setPosition(new Point(-2000, 0))

Test automation services also use below mentioned steps :

Dimension n = new Dimension(360,592);

Using C#, below mentioned step can be used set the position of browser window:

driver.Manage().Window.Position = new System.Drawing.Point(x, y);

answered May 18 by rajeevtechexpert (161 points)

Robot key events are the ideal way to do that. Selenium has JavaScript in in core. Minimizing the browser window is beyond the scope of JavaScript, so even selenium can no do that. So, the ideal way is to use Robot classes.

Apart from this, if you just want browser window to be out of your sight, you can use below command to move the window away.

driver.manage().window().setPosition(new Point(-2000, 0));


answered May 8 by stbadmin (4,970 points)