How to open new tab in chromedriver? The following code is not working for chrome driver. Any other ways


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    public class NewTab {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws AWTException, InterruptedException {

    WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();
    driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(10, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
    Actions act = new Actions(driver);
    WebElement link = driver.findElement(By.xpath(“//a[text()=’Gmail’]”));
    act.moveToElement(link).contextClick().sendKeys(“T”).perform(); //open link in new tab
    act.sendKeys(Keys.chord(Keys.CONTROL,Keys.TAB)).perform();//switch to new tab by pressing control+tab
    Thread.sleep(3000); // simply wait for 3sec to see new tab open or not
    String main = driver.getWindowHandle();
    driver.switchTo().window(main);//switch control to new tab
    //act.sendKeys(Keys.chord(Keys.CONTROL,Keys.F4)).perform(); //press control+f4 to close tab
    driver.findElement(By.xpath(“//input[@name=’Email’]”)).sendKeys(“hello”); //click on a ‘Show all posts’ link of main tab to confirm we are in main tab

    Supporter Answered on March 13, 2015.
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    Hi amit,
    Thanks for your reply.
    Using  “Actions” is not working for my code. The  following line is working with firefox driver not with chrome driver.


    I used the following javascript code to open the new tab

    JavascriptExecutor jse = (JavascriptExecutor)browser.getDriver();
    jse.executeScript(“var w =;;”);

    It worked. The problem here is even after i switch the control to new tab (driver.switchto().window(“new tab handle”)) , the actions are happening in my old tab.. any specific reasons??

    Default Answered on March 13, 2015.
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    I’m facing the same problem i.e. The problem here is even after i switch the control to new tab (driver.switchto().window(“new tab handle”)) , the actions are happening in my old tab.

    Do you have any solution for that? Also How we can switch back to old tab in Chrome.

    Default Answered on May 25, 2016.
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    Chrome driver for selenium – 2.25
    Google Chrome version – 54.0.2840

    // Open link in same window but in next tab
    String selectLinkOpeninNewTab = Keys.chord(Keys.CONTROL, Keys.ENTER);
    driver.findElement(By.xpath(“Your Xpath Here”)).sendKeys(selectLinkOpeninNewTab);

    // Switch focus to next tab
    Robot robot = new Robot();

    Below statement to change the focus to the new tab does not work on Chrome browser but it works for Firefox.
    Actions act = new Actions(driver);
    act.sendKeys(Keys.chord(Keys.CONTROL,Keys.TAB)).perform(); //switch to new tab by pressing control+tab

    Therefore, use the code provided above using Robot class from awt package.

    Default Answered on November 2, 2016.
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