Sarathlal N

Write our first Selenium program with Python 3 & Firefox


  1. Linux Machine
  2. Firefox Browser
  3. Gecko driver

Create a directory for our projet.

mkdir selenium-test
cd selenium-test

Normally I use a virtual environment for python projects. So my first step is creating a virtual environment.

python3 -m venv env

Then install selenium inside new virtual environment.

pip install selenium

Lets create our program file.


Open the new file in editor or command line. Add the below content in the file & save it.

from selenium import webdriver
from import By
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
driver = webdriver.Firefox()

#launch URL

#identify search box
m = driver.find_element(by=By.NAME, value="q")

#enter search text
m.send_keys("Open Source")

#perform Google search with Keys.ENTER

Run the program.


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