target browser instance

Description

Determine if the navigate built-in action opens a new tab, a new window instance, or overwrites the currently active instance with a new URL.

Important: This setting is dedicated to Generic WebDriver.

Available values

  • existing: (Default) Overwrite the currently active browser instance with the new URL.
  • new window: Open the new URL in a new window instance
  • new tab: Open the new URL in a new tab.

Note:

  • This built-in setting only takes effect, if the window argument of the navigate built-in action is omitted.
  • If the window argument of the navigate built-in action is specified, it will choose the exact browser window upon which the URL is navigated to.
  • To support backward compatibility for your project, if necessary, you might use this built-in setting as a startup setting with a desired value.

Example

Suppose you have the following the scenario:

  1. Open Google Search to carry out test actions.
  2. Open Wikipedia in a new tab to carry test actions.
  3. Open Yahoo Mail in in the currently active web instance, overriding the current URL.

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