How To Firefox Driver For Selenium On Mac Using Eclipse

To start Firefox browser on MAC using Selenium webdriver we have to use gecko driver which will interact with Firefox browser.In the previous post, we have already discussed how to work with Chrome on MAC using Selenium.

In Selenium 2 we have not used any driver for Firefox but in Selenium 3 for every browser, we have to use third party driver which will perform our task.

How To Firefox Driver For Selenium On Mac Using Eclipse Tutorial

Dear friends, I got a problem with webdriver on MAC OS, can not open firefox. Here below is my code. Firefox version is 45.01 esr. Can anyone help? Import the Firefox driver on the import block for automating the webpage on Firefox browser. Use the following line of code for importing the Firefox driver. Import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver; For the latest version of Firefox, you need to use gecko driver created by Mozilla. It should be used before instantiating driver object. In short, Gecko driver acts as a link between Selenium Web Driver tests and Mozilla Firefox browser. Before Selenium 3, Mozilla Firefox browser was the default browser for Selenium. After Selenium 3, testers need to initialize the script to use Firefox using GeckoDriver explicitly. Steps you can try: Uninstall any plugins in the Firefox browser. Use the 64-bit version of geckodriver for 64-bit Firefox, similarly, 32-bit geckodriver for 32-bit Firefox. I have tried the code in the same environment, and driver.quit worked for me. Driver.close still not closing the browser. Creating a Simple Selenium – Java project in Eclipse. This post will help the selenium users-Beginners to setup the selenium project and execute a simple WebDriver script. Refer to my latest blog post on setting up Firefox in Selenium 3.0. Steps To Create a Selenium Project in Eclipse. Step 1: Download Eclipse.

Firefox with windows is quite easy where you have to download and mention the path but here we have small change so let’s get started with firefox on MAC.

Firefox browser on mac using Selenium webdriver

Step 1- Download gecko driver and unzip

Download link

Step 2- Keep the drivers in /usr/local/bin directory.

Step 3- Write your test

Program for Firefox browser on mac using Selenium webdriver

WebDriver driver=newFirefoxDriver();

As you can see we have not set any property in our program to work with Firefox browser. It will take automatically and will start our execution.

Hope you have liked the above article if you still have any doubt then do let me know in the comment section.

Selenium WebDriver Installation – Eclipse IDE

JAVA Installation:

1) Go to Oracle official site for Java download
and download Java platform , Standard Edition.

Step 2) Click on the download button, following screen would appear. Accept the License agreement for Java installation and choose amongst the various listed Java Development Kit’s. Select the one that best suits with your system configuration.

Eclipse IDE Installation

Step 1: Go to Eclipse official website and navigate to its download page, here is the URL – download Eclipse IDE for Java EE developers.

Make sure you opt and download the appropriate eclipse IDE as per your system configuration.

Step 2)Then, click on download button, the user is redirected to the fresh page securing information about the current download. Click on the download icon and you are done.


Step 3) Once downloaded, copy the folder and place it in the desired location in your file system.

Step 4) Extract the zipped folder, a folder named as eclipse can be seen. The folder embodies all the required application and source files.

Step 5) The application will prompt you to specify the workspace location. Workspace is that location where all your eclipse projects will be residing. Enter/Browse the desired location for the default location and click on the OK button.

Selenium 3.0.1 Beta Version with Java Client Libraries downloads

Step 1) Go to Selenium’s official website and navigate to its download page – Click on the download link for Java client libraries.

Step 2) Once you downloaded, copy the folder and place it in the desired location in your file system.

Step 3) Extract All from the zipped folder, a folder named as “selenium-” can be seen.

The folder embodies all the required jar files which enable users to create test scripts in Java.

Thus these libraries can be configured in Eclipse IDE.

Configuring Libraries with Eclipse IDE

Step 1) Navigate towards Eclipse IDE. Create a new Java project following as File ->New-> Java Project. Provide user defined name for Java project. Then the newly created project can be viewed at the right side of the screen in the package explorer panel.

Step 2)Now configure(ADD) the libraries into Java project.Right click on the newly created project, click “Build Path” -> configure Bulid Path from the options.

Step 3)Bydefault, “Libraries” tab open. If not, click on the “Libraries” tab. Then, Click on the “Add External Jars” button. Browse to the location where have saved the extracted folder for Java Client Libraries.

Step 4) Select all the JAR files present in the “Selenium-java-3.0.1” folder and click on open button within the dialog box.

Step 5) Click on the “OK” button so as to complete the configuration part of Selenium Libraries in Java project.

Available Drivers for Selenium WebDriver 3.0.1 version

Selenium 3 does not support default Firefox browser. Now onwards Selenium will support GeckoDriver, Which is a web browser engine. That means, When we work Selenium 3.0.1 with Firefox browser, we need to use separate driver which will interact with the browser.

Now we have to use webdriver.gecko.driver for firefox and we have to set the system property from Github.

Use GeckoDriver to launch Firefox:

Step 1) Download Gecko Driver from Github website. Download URL—

Step 2) Right click on the downloaded folder and Select Extract All to unArchive the folder.

Step 3) Choose the path or folder of desired location.

Once Extracted all, copy the folder(.exe) and place it as path for Gecko driver(system Property).

Set as system Property for firefox driver with path to GeckoDriver.exe

Jul 31, 2020. Mojave os version. May 28, 2018.

This completes the installation process. Then we can run java scripts.

Set System Properties for Gecko Driver

Code to set the System properties is

System.setProperty(“webDriver.gecko.driver”,”path to geckodriver.exe”);

How To Firefox Driver For Selenium On Mac Using Eclipse Download

Run this code verify that everything is working fine.

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