configure webdriver


Set up an advanced test environment where you are going to run tests with WebDriver. (Learn more about Webdriver)
Important: This action is dedicated to Generic WebDriver.

Valid contexts

This action may be used within the following project items: test modules and user-defined actions.


Set of keys and values, in JSON format, sent by the client to describe the capabilities that a new session created by the server should possess


Suppose that we 'd like to launch Chrome in headless and webdriver mode. The desired capabilities should resemble the following:
  • capabilities: desired capabilities. (Learn more)
    • browserName: The name of the browser being used.
  • options: A list of all the specific desired capabilities.
    • args: list of command-line arguments to use when starting Chrome.
      • --headless: Run in headless mode, i.e., without a UI or display server dependencies.
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Besides, in GWD mode, you can decide whether or not to keep the browser open after test execution by using the clean up key. . See the example below for more information:

  • yes (Default): close browser after test execution.
  • no: keep the browser open after test execution.
Additionally, you can use the Start-up settings to configure the cleanup. Click here for more information.
Important: The purpose of keeping the browser open is to help you to debug your test. Using it may cause some problems related to headless mode, multi-execution, un-rent devices, etc. Please be aware of this before using this setting.