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Selenuim and Native Browser

Nisala Jayasinghe

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  • Calender Icon September 16,2021 at 7:16 AM

What is the difference between Selenium and Native browser commands?

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Nataly Alvarado

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  • Calender Icon September 21,2021 at 2:32 PM

Hello Nisala,

Native Browser Commands use the installed browser on your machine to create a session. It retains your history and browser settings. It uses the OpenBots Web Automation Chromium extension to stablish a connection between your browser and OpenBots. Most of the additions or enhancements to web automation will be done through the Native Chrome commands. For example, in Studio v1.6 the Native Browser command group supports extra commands not available for Selenium automation, like the Native Browser Attach Application command, which allows you to attach to an existing Browser instance. As well as extra tab functionality commands and the option of using simulate/manual interaction.

Selenium Browser commands use selenium drivers to create a session and interact with the elements within that session. The created session is in "incognito" mode, meaning there is no history or cache associated to it. Because of its nature, there are some restriction on the actions that can be performed with the Selenium commands, like tab interaction.

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