Saturday, July 29, 2017

Important notes about Screenshots in Selenium 2 and Selenium 3

  • In Selenium 2, TakesScreenshot interface used to capture the screenshots. But the screen shot capturing area varies between Firefox and other browsers (Chrome, IE and etc.)
  • In Selenium 2, TakesScreenshot captures only visible area as the screenshot for Chrome, IE, Safari and etc. but for Firefox it captures entire page as screenshot (including the invisible page area) because the Selenium 2 supports Firefox as default browser.
  • From Selenium 3, the default support to Firefox browser is removed and made it external. We need to use geckodriver to lunch Firefox browser.
  • Due to the above change, TakesScreenshot can capture only visible area as the screenshot in any browser Firefox, Chrome, IE and etc.

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