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How to send keyboard keys combination in selenium webdriver (java)?

Problem? 😦

How to send keyboard keys combination in selenium webdriver (java)?

Solution: 🙂

import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;

import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.Keys;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.remote.DesiredCapabilities;
public class TestKeyboardKeysCombination {
public static void main(String[] args) throws InterruptedException {
 DesiredCapabilities capabilities = DesiredCapabilities.internetExplorer();
 capabilities.setCapability(InternetExplorerDriver.INTRODUCE_FLAKINESS_BY_IGNORING_SECURITY_DOMAINS, true);
 System.setProperty("webdriver.ie.driver", "C://IEDriverServer.exe");
 WebDriver myTestDriver = new InternetExplorerDriver(capabilities);

 myTestDriver.findElement(By.xpath("//*[@id='gs_tti0']")).sendKeys(Keys.NUMPAD1, Keys.ADD, Keys.NUMPAD9, Keys.EQUALS,Keys.ENTER);


How to send keyboard keys combination in selenium webdriver (java)?

How to send keyboard keys combination in selenium webdriver (java)?

How do I start the Internet Explorer WebDriver for Selenium ?


We want to run our test cases on Internet Explorer browser using selenium WebDriver.


Lets Try to do it same as we did for FireFox browser.

import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriver;
public class IEtestforDesiredCapabilities {

 public static void main(String[] args) {

WebDriver driver = new InternetExplorerDriver();



Now run this code from Eclipse. And check out the console.

It will thrown Error

The path to the driver executable must be set by the webdriver.ie.driver system property; for more information, see http://code.google.com/p/selenium/wiki/InternetExplorerDriver. The latest version can be downloaded from http://code.google.com/p/selenium/downloads/list
Dec 11, 2012 12:59:43 PM org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriverServer initializeLib
WARNING: This method of starting the IE driver is deprecated and will be removed in selenium 2.26. Please download the IEDriverServer.exe from http://code.google.com/p/selenium/downloads/list and ensure that it is in your PATH.
Exception in thread "main" org.openqa.selenium.WebDriverException: Unexpected error launching Internet Explorer. Protected Mode settings are not the same for all zones. Enable Protected Mode must be set to the same value (enabled or disabled) for all zones. (WARNING: The server did not provide any stacktrace information)
Command duration or timeout: 1.21 seconds
Build info: version: '2.25.0', revision: '17482', time: '2012-07-18 21:09:54'
System info: os.name: 'Windows 7', os.arch: 'amd64', os.version: '6.1', java.version: '1.7.0_05'
Driver info: driver.version: InternetExplorerDriver
Session ID: b0f78d3b-1ed2-4ace-ba9b-4c4063cf871b
 at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)
 at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(Unknown Source)
 at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(Unknown Source)
 at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Unknown Source)
 at org.openqa.selenium.remote.ErrorHandler.createThrowable(ErrorHandler.java:188)
 at org.openqa.selenium.remote.ErrorHandler.throwIfResponseFailed(ErrorHandler.java:145)
 at org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver.execute(RemoteWebDriver.java:498)
 at org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver.startSession(RemoteWebDriver.java:182)
 at org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver.startSession(RemoteWebDriver.java:167)
 at org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriver.startSession(InternetExplorerDriver.java:133)
 at org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriver.setup(InternetExplorerDriver.java:106)
 at org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriver.<init>(InternetExplorerDriver.java:52)
 at IEtestforDesiredCapabilities.main(IEtestforDesiredCapabilities.java:12)

Protected Mode settings are not the same for all zones

Protected Mode settings are not the same for all zones

So we have one question in our mind……

I have Question


How can we do this ? How can we set this programmatically?

The solution is give in that error.

Download InternetExplorerDriver standalone server for 32-bit IE OR InternetExplorerDriver standalone server for 64-bit IE

And put this IEDriverServer.exe to appropriate drive. We put in C:/ drive in this example

Now few more things to know which we are going to resolve this issue

Class DesiredCapabilities and method of this class internetExplorer()

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import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.remote.DesiredCapabilities;
public class IEtestforDesiredCapabilities {

 public static void main(String[] args) {

 // Method and Description - static DesiredCapabilities internetExplorer()
 DesiredCapabilities capabilities = DesiredCapabilities.internetExplorer();

 //Method and Description - void setCapability(java.lang.String capabilityName, boolean value)
 capabilities.setCapability(InternetExplorerDriver.INTRODUCE_FLAKINESS_BY_IGNORING_SECURITY_DOMAINS, true);

 //Among the facilities provided by the System class are standard input, standard output, and error output streams; access to externally defined "properties"; a means of loading files and libraries; and a utility method for quickly copying a portion of an array.
 System.setProperty("webdriver.ie.driver", "C:\\IEDriverServer.exe");

 //InternetExplorerDriver(Capabilities capabilities)
 WebDriver driver = new InternetExplorerDriver(capabilities);






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