Can I remove this notification - Chrome is being controlled by automated test software?

51    Asked by AlisonKelly in Cyber Security , Asked on Apr 22, 2022

I have just updated my project with the latest chrome driver (2.28). When I run the browser through the driver, a yellow notification pops under the URL bar, saying "Chrome is being controlled by automated test software". Is there any way to configure Chrome not to show this notification? I used this code to start the driver:

    ChromeOptions cOptions = new ChromeOptions();
    cOptions.addArguments("test-type");
    cOptions.addArguments("start-maximised");
    cOptions.addArguments("--js-flags=--expose-gc");  
    cOptions.addArguments("--enable-precise-memory-info"); 
    cOptions.addArguments("--disable-popup-blocking");
    cOptions.addArguments("--disable-default-apps"); 
    driver = new ChromeDriver(cOptions);
  In chrome 57+ and chromedriver 2.28, the execution was not starting when driver.manage().window().maximise(); is used

Solution:

ChromeOptions options = new ChromeOptions();
options.addArguments("-incognito");
options.addArguments("start-maximised");
DesiredCapabilities capabilities = DesiredCapabilities.chrome();
capabilities.setCapability(ChromeOptions.CAPABILITY, options);
WebDriver webDriver = new ChromeDriver(capabilities);//Capabilities is deprecated in latest version
Don't Use for the notification - Chrome is being controlled by automated test software
driver.manage().window().maximise();

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