Google Chrome

Being one of the most popular web browsers in the world, Google Chrome is a must-have when talking about automated testing.Google_Chrome_icon

The Chrome Driver is easy to configure and use with Selenium WebDriver.

First of all, the driver must be downloaded from


Set it up using the following class:

public void setupChromeDriver() {
 ChromeOptions co = new ChromeOptions();
 co.addArguments("--user-agent=" + prop.getProperty("userAgent"));
 DesiredCapabilities cap =;
 cap.setCapability(ChromeOptions.CAPABILITY, co);
 System.setProperty("", "...\\chromedriver.exe"); // driver location
 ChromeDriver cDriver = new ChromeDriver(cap);

Key takeaways:

  • Default Chrome capabilities should be added.
  • A custom user agent can be set for the driver.

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