How can I use the selenium for handling the situation if we tab with additional content while clicking on a webpage?

55    Asked by DelbertRauch in QA Testing , Asked on Feb 21, 2024

 I am currently engaged in a particular task that is related to automating web testing. When I try to click a specific link on a webpage, a new tab opens with the additional content. How can I use the selenium to handle this situation and even interact with the elements in the newly opened tab? 

Answered by Dhananjay Singh

In the context of selenium, you can use the following steps to handle opening a new tab in selenium and even interacting with elements in the new tab:-

Firstly, you would need to use the “actions” class for acting by opening the link in a new tab.

Then you can switch to the newly opened tab by using Windows handles.

Now you can perform actions on elements in the new tab.

Here is the coding given of how you can implement it in Python programming language:-

From selenium import webdriver
From selenium.webdriver.common.action_chains import ActionChains
From selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
# Initialize the WebDriver (assuming Chrome in this example)
Driver = webdriver.Chrome()
# Open the webpage
# Find the element that opens the link in a new tab
Link_element = driver.find_element_by_xpath(“//a[@id=’new_tab_link’]”)
# Use ActionChains to simulate opening the link in a new tab (Ctrl + Click)
Actions = ActionChains(driver)
# Switch to the new tab
# Now you can interact with elements in the new tab
New_tab_element = driver.find_element_by_xpath(“//div[@class=’new_tab_content’]”)
# Perform actions on the new tab element

Your Answer


Parent Categories