Selenium switch to new window is not working in Edge browser

RJ RD 21 Reputation points

When clicking on a button that opens a new window in the edge using selenium, the switch is not happening using the selenium switch to window command.


On click the new window opens as a new tab but the control comes back to the parent window and while trying to switch to the new window using the handle, it throws the exception:

Inside catch block org.openqa.selenium.InvalidArgumentException: invalid argument: 'handle' must be a string (Session info: MicrosoftEdge=87.0.664.41) Build info: version: '3.141.59', revision: 'e82be7d358', time: '2018-11-14T08:25:53' System info: host: '199-7-164-187', ip: '', 'windows', os.arch: 'x86', os.version: '10.0', java.version: '1.8.0_181' Driver info: driver.version: unknown Command duration or timeout: 0 milliseconds

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  1. Yu Zhou-MSFT 11,956 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @RJ RD

    I suggest that you use Selenium 4 alpha version which can be downloaded in this page. You also need to use the same version of Edge WebDriver as your Edge browser which can be downloaded in this page.

    I use Selenium 4.0.0-alpha05 and the code below, it can work well:

    System.setProperty("webdriver.edge.driver", "your_path_to_edge_webdriver\\msedgedriver.exe");        
    WebDriver driver = new EdgeDriver();   
    // Store the current window handle  
    String winHandleBefore = driver.getWindowHandle();  
    // Perform the click operation that opens new window  
    // Switch to new window opened  
    for(String winHandle : driver.getWindowHandles()){  
    // Perform some actions on new window  
    // Switch back to the first window  

    Note: Please change the path and url in the code to your owns.

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    Yu Zhou

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  2. Zoeb Patrawala 1 Reputation point

    I have the similar issue , running my scripts on selenium 3.1410 and using edge chromium browser.
    I click on a button and a new page opens , on this new page an alert pop up comes which is no getting identified and scripts are failing

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